Tens of thousands of tourists evacuated in Australia - 17 reported missing

Tens of thousands of tourists are ordered to be evacuated from Australia's south-east coast. In turistdestinationen Batesman Bay to the east of Australia's

Tens of thousands of tourists evacuated in Australia - 17 reported missing

Tens of thousands of tourists are ordered to be evacuated from Australia's south-east coast. In turistdestinationen Batesman Bay to the east of Australia's

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
02 January 2020 Thursday 09:00
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Tens of thousands of tourists evacuated in Australia - 17 reported missing

Tens of thousands of tourists are ordered to be evacuated from Australia's south-east coast.

In turistdestinationen Batesman Bay to the east of Australia's government and the capital, Canberra, tourists have been given 48 hours to leave the coastal town because of the massive fires in the area.

This in the state of New South Wales (NSW) has made a evakueringszone for tourists that extends 200 kilometres along the normally beautiful south-east coast.

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Early Thursday morning is the evacuation zone has been expanded to cover the area around Jervis Bay, which is also an extremely popular destination for tourists, which is just a few hours south of Sydney.

Thus extend the zone along most of the east coast south of Sydney in the state of New South Wales and all the way down to and into in the state of Victoria.

- It is vital and critical, says minister for transport in NSW, Andrew Constance, according to the australian media, the ABC.

- Everyone must leave the area. We will have a worse day on Saturday, than what we have witnessed so far, he says.

Prime minister of the state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, says according to The Guardian, that 17 persons are reported missing following the fires in the area of East Gippsland.

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the Tourists to leave the area before Saturday, when temperatures are expected to be above 40 degrees with fierce winds.

the Weather, according to the fire department the same, if not worse, than on Tuesday, which marked the deadliest day of the ongoing brandsæson.

Since Monday and seven people have been killed in the fires, including a 28-year-old volunteer firefighter, who was expecting a child with his wife, and a father and a son, who was found dead in the town of Cobargo.

Over 1000 homes have been destroyed in the fires, which have burned 5.5 million acres of land. This corresponds to more than Denmark's land.

According to the news agency Reuters will the military to send aircraft and ships to help evacuate the thousands of people.

Many of the roads are blocked due to fires, which has created huge traffic jams.

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prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, held on the night of Thursday local time the first press conference since the deaths of many on Tuesday.

Here you got Morrison more questions about Australia's large extraction of fossil fuels, such as coal.

- Our policy to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to protect the environment and reduce the risk of what we see today, while at the same time we ensure citizens ' jobs across the country, he says, according to The Guardian.

- We have reduced emissions by 50 million tonnes more than the previous government, says Scott Morrison.

In Canberra, the town is laid down, because of the toxic smoke from the fires in the area. The australian postal service has announced that it does not deliver the post, before the smoke has settled.

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Air quality is measured in a aqi index, which is the target number of toxic particles in the air.

In Canberra, the figure is 560. When the number is over 200, it is referred to as the hazardous, which is the worst level.

however, It is nothing compared to 1. January, where the figure reached a record usd 4650 in the suburb of Monash and 3463 in the city. It was the worst air quality anywhere on Earth, writes the Canberra Times.

For comparison, the sound the figure at Østerbro in Copenhagen 23.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

Updated: 02.01.2020 09:00
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