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.
This is the most positive news we've had in some time.— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 10, 2020
The recent rainfall has assisted firefighters to put over 30 fires out since Friday. Some of these blazes have been burning for weeks and even months.#NSWRFS #NSWFires pic.twitter.com/fNyuSE6nAx
Rain has significantly assisted reducing the fire activity across areas of NSW. It is a welcome relief for communities and firefighters alike. 26 bush and grass fires are still burning across the state with 4 not yet contained (Snowy Valley and Monaro areas). #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/w3aUaPsuZw— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 10, 2020
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.