The severe thunderstorm and torrential rain that hit Sydney Wednesday morning 28 November have caused transport chaos, with flooding affecting railway lines and making streets in Ultimo, Mascot, Roseville, Macquarie Park and Thornleigh impassable.
To add to commuters’ difficulties, the Sydney Harbour Tunnel has also been closed due to an over-height vehicle becoming stuck.
It is estimated that between 70 and 100 centimetres of rain have fallen, making the downpour the biggest November storm in 44 years. The thunderstorm cut power from 1300 households at about 7am and many remain without power this morning. Flights in and out of the city have been cancelled, with only one runway remaining open.
Authorities are warning people to avoid driving on the roads and to exercise extreme caution as drivers have had to be rescued from areas affected by flash flooding. Rainfall could potentially increase this afternoon. Check livetraffic.com, bom.gov.au, and ses.nsw.gov.au for the latest information.
Gallagher urges all of our clients to make staying safe a priority. Head of Claims Adam Squire advises that, “We are closely monitoring the situation from a client perspective and we are poised to activate the Claims Catastrophe Plan on behalf of our clients.
"As soon as you are aware of an issue, let us know. We are here to help."
The 24/7 claims 1800 254 287 hotline will be operating and our insurance providers have been alerted.