At least 18,000 people have been evacuated as a result of the heavy flood that has ravaged New South Wales (NSW) in Australia.

Before the flood occurred, there were Days of torrential downpours which have caused rivers and dams to overflow around Sydney – the state capital – and in south-east Queensland.

Meanwhile, more heavy rainfall has been predicted as the the state’s entire coast is now under a severe weather warning.

The military has not relented to savage the situation in what has been called a “one-in-50-years event”. Rather, they have been deployed to help with search and rescue.

The role of Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has is not left out. It has forecasted “increased rainfall, strong winds, damaging surf and abnormally high tides” in New South Wales on Tuesday.

Speaking further, it has It also said that some 10 million people across every state and territory except Western Australia were now under a weather warning.

On casualties, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said no deaths had been reported by late Monday describing it as “a miracle given what we have been through”.

But the rate of damages in the affected areas, which are home to about a third of Australia’s 25 million people are enormous.