Australia: When Sydney’s rivers run high

Sydney Morning Herald: There will always be a risk of flood in Brisbane. There will always be a risk of flood on the Gold Coast, a city built on a flood plain and at the convergence of a number of tropical river systems. But it is western Sydney, say emergency management and flood experts, that might be the most vulnerable area to floodwater in the country, at least in its potential to claim life. ''Absolutely it is the biggest flood risk in the state,'' says Steve Opper, the director of community safety at the State......

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