Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued flood warnings from the northern border with the state of Queensland "all the way down the east coast to Victoria", adding that there was a "developing flood situation in inland NSW".
A man has died after his auto became trapped in floodwaters in Glenorie.
Officials say two men were killed after being caught in floodwaters in the states of Queensland and New South Wales. The body, believed to be that of a 25-year-old Pakistani national, has yet to be formally identified.
Trapped motorist becomes first fatality in Australia floods
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes.
The torrential rain has eased across New South Wales, although some thunderstorms were forecast Thursday and the flood risk is expected to continue into the weekend.
The Australian Emergency Services Evacuations continued, Wednesday, in the east of the country due to the danger of more Floods due to flooding of rivers, Despite the fact that the rains that fell since last Thursday had subsided, the day the first death was recorded.
"The currents are very strong. and unpredictable flows will continue to occur in communities that haven't seen this amount of rainfall for up to 50 or 100 years".Читайте также: Suez Canal blocked after large cargo ship turns sideways
Insurance companies expect the damage in New South Wales to exceed 1 billion Australian dollars ($760 million). Also on Wednesday, the Australian Minister of Emergency Management, David Littlebrod announced, while Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, conducted an aerial inspection of the affected areas.
As waters receding, only now can they comprehend the damage that the floods have caused.
A flotilla of boats was delivering crucial supplies to isolated communities on the flooded Hawkesbury River northwest of Sydney and ferrying stranded residents to safety.
"The expanse of water that went right across that region was quite devastating to see", Morrison said in parliament after he toured flood-affected areas by helicopter.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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Cabinet Minister Peter Dutton said more than 700 defense personnel would soon be deployed as the floods recede to help people return to their homes and businesses as quickly as possible.Код для вставки в блог