Wolli Creek area flooded

Parts of Wolli Creek are flooded as heavy rain continues with the Cooks River breaking its banks at Cahill Park near the Rowers Club.

Arncliffe Street near Wolli Creek Woolworths was under water with police changing traffic conditions to two-way to allow motorists to avoid the flooding.

There were reports that the basement carpark of the Linc building was flooding with residents warned to get their valuables out.

"One resident wrote on the Wolli Creek Facebook site: "It has risen over an inch and a half since lunch time, so with rain forecast until at least the 25th - let's hope our all cars don't float away. My main worry is why none of the drains are working. The one that sits next to my car is at least 2 metres deep, is completely full and not draining."

And earlier today power was lost at almost 3000 homes in Bexley and Bexley North.

A large gum tree had fallen at the corner Bryant and George Streets, Rockdale bringing down power lines.

There were reports of another tree down on Rockdale Plaza Drive around midday, partly blocking the east- bound lane near tennis courts.

Nearby Fitness First Rockdale closed for the day.

It has been a very busy weekend for Kogarah SES Unit with two teams on flood rescue and two teams looking after local storm jobs.

Kogarah SES issued a warning on its Facebook site: "There is still a severe weather warning current in the metro area for heavy rainfall, damaging winds, abnormally high tides and damaging surf..

"Please be careful today and drive to the conditions. If you come across a flooded road please do not drive through it, go around or turn back and find a safer route. Please advise all children not to play on flooded roads as water could be contaminated or a drain could be hidden underneath."

More than 70,000 customers are without power across the Ausgrid network, with main affected areas including northern suburbs of Sydney, parts of the Central Coast including Ourimbah, Avoca and Wyong as well as a number of pockets in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter.