In autumn-scegraded Australia, the worst flooding in 50 years to hit cities in the east of the island has weighed heavily on the day, while scenes that don’t make horror movies look like they’ve horrified the world. More than 40,000 people were forced to leave their homes due to flooding, with tens of thousands of animals flooded and farms scattered. The world’s most venomous spider, which killed people in 10 minutes, also invaded homes with floodwaters.
Flooding caused by days of heavy rainfall in the states of New South Wales and Queensland has ripped out homes, destroyed farms and created images on the sacred mountain that do not search for Mars. Northern areas of Sydney, home to more than 5 million people, were flooded, with police saying on Tuesday the bodies of two men, one of whom was a Pakistani national, had been found with flooding in their cars.
International news agency Reuters reports the number of people forced to leave their homes due to flooding hitting Australia has exceeded 40,000, with new evacuation orders ordered for western Sydney. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there had been a 100-year catastrophe in some places and expected water levels to rise further as large dams overflowed and rivers rose.
Tens of thousands of animals were flooded in the disaster, and farms fell apart. While the intense struggle was fought to save the animals against the danger of drowning, the cows were pulled to shore. On many beaches, cows buried in the sand were rescued by officials and residents. But the real scary scenes were recorded in many houses and gardens.
The world’s most venomous spider has invaded homes along with floodwaters, with images posted on social media showing thousands of spiders on the walls. Photos have also been released of the spiders in question trying to navigate the floodwaters. People bitten by funnel-nesting spiders can die in 10 minutes. The disaster also caused hundreds of snakes to flee to homes, with social media images of snakes emerging from under cushions making a big splash.