The Australian military on Tuesday (23.03.2021) joined rescue efforts in the wake of floods in eastern Australia, forcing the evacuation of about 15,000 people, the worst in decades, on a rainy day.
In western Sydney, especially in the city of Colo, military helicopters and a group of soldiers were stationed there, where residents were asked to evacuate the area.
Sydney-based New South Wales’ emergency services are concerned about about 200 residents believed to be trapped in the area due to the rising river, which could reach 16 people beyond 14 meters early Tuesday morning. 1978 record.
Gladys Perezglian, head of the New South Wales state government, told reporters in Sydney that the disaster was “far off” and that she feared another 15,000 people would have to be evacuated, adding 18,000 residents. Already moved by rain.
During the day, the eyes are particularly focused on Hawksbury, Colo, and the northern rivers, about 600 kilometers north of Sydney, in addition to the central-northern coast, 400 kilometers from the capital. From New South Wales.
Perezkillian warned that it would continue to rain on Tuesday and that “in some coastal communities, rivers will continue to grow” despite improved weather on Wednesday.
As a result of the crisis, the government of New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia with 801,150 square kilometers of Paraguay (twice the size of Paraguay), has called for the deployment of 500 to 1,000 troops in the next few days.
Australian officials have warned of landslides, floods and more than 100 millimeters of rain, which could pose a “serious risk” to residents of southern Queensland.
gs (efe, afp, Reuters)