People should stay at home
One person has died in severe flooding off the east coast of Australia
One person has died and ten others are missing after severe flooding off the east coast of Australia. Residents are asked to stay home if possible.
The east coast of Australia is currently affected by heavy rains and floods. So far one person has died and at least ten are still missing. The dead woman was an elderly woman who drowned in a car on Sunshine Beach, the portal said «News.com.au Citing officials.
The states of Queensland and New South Wales, along with Sydney, were particularly affected. Queensland’s Regional Prime Minister Anastasia Balaschuk spoke of the “tragedy” that is so unusual for the year, which is currently summer in Australia.
Locals have been advised to stay indoors and stay away from flooded areas if possible. Rescue services sometimes worked in difficult and dangerous situations. A resident of Curo told local media that the rain was “like the government standing under Niagara Falls”. Parts of Sydney were also flooded. Meteorologists have not yet fully clarified: more storms are expected for the rest of the week, it said. (STA)
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