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Flooding – Australia’s east coast faces “biggest flooding in history”.

Large areas along the east coast of the Australian state of New South Wales have been inundated by repeated heavy rains. Australian broadcaster ABC reported on Tuesday that emergency services were facing the “biggest flood operation in the state’s history”. More responders and volunteers from around the world will join rescue teams, particularly from New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.

“We have volunteers from all over the world when fighting wildfires, but as far as I know this is the first time they’ve come for a flood. I want to thank them,” said the region’s prime minister, Dominic. Perrotted.

In Sydney’s west, more than 200 people have been rescued from flooding since Monday. Many fled to the roofs of their houses. Rescue teams were also deployed along with helicopters.

Evacuation orders were issued Tuesday in the community of Forbes on the Lachlan River, telling residents to evacuate their homes immediately as floodwaters rose rapidly. This is the second catastrophic flood in two weeks. “People are shocked,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “You can’t believe it can happen twice in such a short period of time.”

Large volumes of water were released from the Wayangala Dam on the upper Lachlan River, about 320 kilometers from Sydney. On Monday alone, 230,000 megaliters per day were released from the dam into the river. Video footage shows trees and plants being swept away by the water. A 9News spokesperson said the scenes resembled a massive tsunami.

On Australia’s east coast, fresh rain and flooding have been causing despair for months. Many have lost everything. Many animals are said to have died in the floods. Apart from New South Wales, the states of Queensland, Victoria and South Australia were recently affected. The country is particularly affected by the effects of climate change. An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from February 2022 assumes Australia will be affected by more frequent catastrophic natural events in the future. (Aba)