Thousands more evacuate in Sydney even though heavy rains ease

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By Renju Jose SYDNEY (Reuters) – A wild storm system that has pounded parts of Sydney with torrential rain for four days has moved away from the city, satellite images showed on Wednesday, although rivers remained above danger levels, forcing more evacuations. In Australia’s third major flooding episode this year, more than 85,000 people in New South Wales, most in Sydney’s western suburbs, have been asked to either evacuate or warned they might receive evacuation orders, up from Tuesday’s 50,000, authorities said. “This still remains a dangerous situation and we need to respond appropriately,…

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