A powerful storm hit on Friday at Sydney and its suburbs. Squally wind tore the roof of a Catholic college in the city, evacuated hundreds of students and teachers, there are victims.
Now winds reach speeds of 100 kilometers per hour. The greatest impact of elements occurred in Sydney. So Two people suffered because of the collapsed roof at one of the local colleges, another 700 people were immediately taken out of the building. The hurricane also damaged power lines, no light in the northern and south-western suburbs of Sydney and were 3800 houses.
Rescue agencies in New South Wales urged residents to remove from households and from the balconies of furniture, as well as possible to leave the car in the garage. About 200 people have already applied to emergency services for help. People spoke about the fallen trees that blocked traffic on some streets.
Airport operates Australia’s largest city with delays. Passengers have to wait for their aircraft for an hour. Representatives of the air port specified that due to strong winds postponed more than ten domestic flights, but international terminal of the airport continues to operate without disruption. As noted by RIA Novosti, also operates ferry services in Manly.
According to weather forecasts, in the near future the situation will not improve. It is expected that hurricane will only gain momentum. According to calculations by meteorologists, a decrease of wind power can only be expected by Monday.