NSW floods: Record rain brings chaos to Hunter amid search for missing sailor
A home is surrounded by floodwaters in Raymond Terrace.
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” Dozens of residents in Raymond Terrace were ordered to evacuate, where the Hunter River broke its banks.
…On Tuesday night residents were evacuated from low-lying parts of the flood-ravaged town of Dungog,where wild weather led to three deaths less than a year ago.
..The BoM said the rainfall had broken weather records.
“In Newcastle, Nobby’s [weather] station recorded the wettest three-day rainfall total for January, and that’s records going back to 1862,” senior climatologist Agata Imielska said.
“They had 273.4 millimetres for the last three days.
“In fact, the wettest day was 200.6 millimetres and that was recorded over 24 hours to 9:00am to January 6 this year (today) — so that’s the wettest January day on record there.”