BIG WET: The return of heavy rains in Sydney today has caused an early morning headache for one local woman.

Lawyer Karen Murphy was splashed with water by a passing vehicle not far from her Paddington home.

“This is a flooding emergency,” she says. “Several drops hit me, forcing me to go back home and get changed. I’m also going to have to get my suit dry cleaned.”

Ms Murphy claims she’s entitled to the $1000 flood relief payment being given to people affected by the flooding disaster in Northern NSW and Queensland.

“I’m definitely entitled to damages because I was forced to cancel my manicure appointment which I had before work. It was very inconvenient.” she says.

“My heart goes out to those who lost homes in the flooding a few weeks ago, but honestly you are not the only ones being impacted.”

More heavy rain is expected in Sydney over the next week.