In Australia’s state of New South Wales, about 18,000 people were evacuated from their homes due to floods caused by heavy rains, and 36 settlements were declared “natural disaster areas”. Making a statement on the subject, experts announced that a flood of this magnitude hit the country once in a hundred years.
It has been reported that around 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the Australian state of New South Wales due to floods caused by heavy rains.
Authorities announced that hundreds of people who were stranded in the towns where the flood was affected have been rescued.
Approximately 18,000 people were evacuated from their homes due to floods in the state of New South Wales after heavy rains.
While the Australian Meteorology Department predicts that heavy rains will continue until Wednesday, it is stated that approximately 54 thousand more people may be displaced in the region.
While many houses were flooded due to floods, it was shared that some houses had major damage.
In his speech to the Parliament on the disaster, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that hundreds of people who were trapped in 35 settlements in the north of the state were rescued, there was no loss of life in the disaster, but the rising water levels with weakened foundations, roads, trees and electricity lines posed a risk.
New South Wales State Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced that 38 settlements across the state have been declared “natural disaster areas”. Berejiklian also drew attention to the fact that the flood disaster in the country can be seen once in a century.
It was warned that if rainfall continues, with water levels in some rivers west of Sydney reaching record levels, other rivers in the region will also rise.
Farmers raced against time to save their livestock after heavy rains and floods in News South Wales.