Fire crews respond to flashflooding -VIDEO - Birrong

Published: 08 Mar 2022 01:22pm

A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew has obtained extraordinary footage of the moment a flashflood tore through a number of houses last night at Birrong in Sydney.

The crew, from Rhodes Fire Station, attended three homes in Larien Street just after 7.30pm when the flash-flooding occurred without warning.

The waters were strong enough to burst open the front door of one home, rushing along the corridor, collecting furniture and belongings along the way.

The knee-high water quickly carried the possessions to the back yard.

The stunned residents of that home filmed the water on a mobile phone as it rushed through their rooms.

The rear corrugated iron fence of the property next door was torn apart by the floodwaters, with debris ending up near the adjacent railway line.

The firefighters turned off the power supply to the homes, removed compromised power boards and helped residents to bail out as much water as they could.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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