On this day 30 years ago, has it really been 30 years....Sydney was being drenched by record rainfall with 250 - 300mm across most suburbs and 318mm in the city... from memory 24hrs up to the 6th August. People were cut off and train delays were typically 4 to 5 hours. People slept in houses accommodated by people since they could not cross flood water completely cut off St Mary's and Mt Druitt. I could not believe how rain could consistently fall for such long periods often heavy including through the night. I was so excited I went downstairs to check and simply to experience such an event I had never witnessed! Incredible event.