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Hit by inferno already, heavy rainfall causes deluge in Australia

10 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU:  Sydney has been hit by heavy rainfall in 30 years, triggering flooding and travel chaos, and forcing thousands from their homes, BBC reported.

The state weather agency said 391.6mm of rain had fallen in the past four days, rendering over 100,000 homes without power.

But the rains have also doused many of the bushfires which have ripped through New South Wales in recent months.

Among them is the Currowan fire which had burned for 74 days around the town of Shoalhaven, destroying nearly 500,000 hectares and 312 homes.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has warned that fire-hit areas can be particularly prone to flooding, and that fast-moving waters can carry large amounts of debris, according to the report.

There are still 31 fires burning in New South Wales, however, none are considered an immediate danger at present.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 10 February 2020 10:42 AM

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