About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and 36 settlements have been declared “natural disaster zones” due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Australian state of New South Wales. Experts said a flood of this magnitude hit the country every 100 years.
About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Hundreds of people trapped in flood-hit towns have been rescued, officials said.
About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding following heavy rains in the state of New South Wales.
54 THOUSAND MORE PEOPLE MAY BE DISPLACED
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicts heavy rains will continue into Wednesday, with about 54,000 more people in the area likely to be displaced.
Several homes were flooded due to flooding, while some homes sustained extensive damage.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament that hundreds of people trapped in 35 settlements in the state’s north had been rescued, with no casualties in the disaster but rising water levels with buildings, roads, trees and power lines weakening their foundations posed a risk.
New South Wales State Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that 38 settlements across the state had been declared “natural disaster zones.” Berejiklian also noted that flooding in the country is large enough to be seen once in a century.
Water levels in some rivers in Sydney’s west have also reached record levels, and water levels have been warned to rise in other rivers in the area.
AMAZING FIGHT BY FARMERS
Farmers raced against the clock to save their animals after heavy rain and flooding in News South Wales.