'Huge clean-up job': Mayor praises SES and council staff

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller has praised the "strong commitment" of the Liverpool State Emergency Service and council staff who "simply haven't stopped" after the torrential rain that lashed the region across the weekend.

Fallen trees and flooding led to power cuts, road closures and damaged vehicles after more than 300-milimetres of rain fell in a four day period with Moorebank and Chipping Norton residents forced to evacuate on Sunday night.

The SES received nearly 450 calls for assistance over the weekend, with the clean-up set to continue into next week.

"We were lucky to avoid serious injury in this wild weather but it really has left a huge clean-up job," Ms Waller said.

"Council crews worked through the weekend and simply haven't stopped.

"It has been a massive test of our staff and I've been very proud to once again see their strong commitment to the community in action. And of course we are also very grateful for the great work of the SES, who put themselves in harm's way to rescue residents and keep us safe."

Ms Waller said many council facilities were affected by the rain including the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre which was closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday due to flooding near electrical equipment. Council staff were also forced to relocate temporarily after one floor at council's main offices was flooded.

Sports grounds remain closed but should be reopened this weekend "subject to ground checks"

Council is running extra household clean-up collections for residents affected by the storm. Clean-up collections can be booked by phoning 1300 36 2170.