Authorities advised thousands of people to leave their homes due to a flood in Sydney, Australia last Monday, July 4. There have been eighteen evacuation orders on the western side of the city, with more expected. Stephanie Cooke, the New South Wales emergency services minister, says, “This is a life-threatening emergency.” In March, too much flooding in Australia affected many people, mostly in NSW. Ms. Cooke told the media that “we face a lot of dangers,” including flash flooding, riverine flooding, and coastal erosion. The Bureau of Meteorology said that some places could get up to three hundred fifty millimeters of rain, which would put a known river in danger. Sydney’s main dam began overflowing overnight, causing further concern. Ms. Cooke warned people to “be prepared to evacuate at short notice” because the situation was “quickly evolving.”