Rekordregn over Sydney off fierce bush-fires

Finally, it seems that the numerous bushbrande in Australia can be turned off in the foreseeable future due to massive rain. At the same time, however, it has l

Rekordregn over Sydney off fierce bush-fires

Finally, it seems that the numerous bushbrande in Australia can be turned off in the foreseeable future due to massive rain. At the same time, however, it has l

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 February 2020 Tuesday 08:00
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Rekordregn over Sydney off fierce bush-fires

Finally, it seems that the numerous bushbrande in Australia can be turned off in the foreseeable future due to massive rain. At the same time, however, it has led to major floods.

the Rain has crashed in Australia since Friday, and it has done well in the affected areas.

Several cities in New South Wales have been evacuated and over 50 schools have been closed due to the heavy rain, writes, among other things CNN.

According to the Bureau of Meteorolgy Australia's response to the DMI - is that in the space of 24 hours dropped more than 200 millimeters of rainfall. In Sydney, there is decreased 391,6 millimeters of rain in the course of the last four days. Thus, it is the strongest of the rain, the australian city has experienced since 1990.

For comparison, there fell in Denmark until 2019 905 millimetres of rainfall. It is together with the 1999 record for rainfall in Denmark.

heavy rain and strong winds in Sydney have resulted in major evacuations, but also has brought good news for the fire service in New South Wales. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

New South Wales has, like several other australian states since the autumn has been plagued by massive bush fires. Firefighters fought against the flames for several months, but haven't had the luck to get to grips with the devastating fires. But now, the heavy rains since Friday helped to turn the over 30 fires in New South Wales.

The type of the state fire brigade New South Wales Rural Fire Service, even in a tweet Monday.

'This is the most positive news we've gotten in a long time' sounds it on social media, where the fire department also has shared a picture of a jubilant fireman in the rain.

One of the 30 fires, which the rain now off, have consumed nearly 500,000 acres of land over the last 74 days.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

According to the fire brigade's press officer James Morris, who has spoken with both CNN and the BBC, it is expected that the last of the four fires that are still raging, also will be turned off by the rain, still pouring down over New South Wales.

- When you look at the forecasts, we should be able to get to grips with the fires relatively quickly, says spokesman from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) James Morris for the BBC.

- We hope that in the course of the week coming down on zero fires that are out of control, he adds.

Tuesday, may RFS report that 800 firefighters help with the clean up after the fires, while only 100 will remain by active fires.


Although brandslukningen is back as the big news, however, there is also bad news.

The massive rainfall has meant that there are several places in the country have been major floods.

the BBC reports that hundreds of people have been forced to be evacuated.

According to WWF, reached the fires gathered to cover the areas equivalent to the double of Denmark's land.

Updated: 11.02.2020 08:00
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