Canberra (7th Jan, 2020): Rainfall in parts of fire-ravaged Australia brings temporary relief.
According to reports, rain shower in parts of fire-ravaged Australia has brought temporary relief. While temperatures have dropped, official have reportedly warned of a potential “take off” once more. Reports of “torrential” rain from Sydney to Melbourne have been reported, including parts of New South Wales (NSW).
As confirmed by sources, officials have warned the temperatures may rise by Thursday. According to reports, the officials have stated that fires in Victoria and New South Wales may meet to create an even stronger and perhaps larger “mega blaze”.
The New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has stated on Monday that “there is no room for complacency” and that the morning is “about recovery”. Berejiklian added that the authorities are focused on providing safety to the people who have been displaced due to the fires.
This morning it is all about recovery, making sure people who have been displaced have somewhere safe.
It is to be noted that while the rain has provided a temporary respite, pollution caused by the haze is reported to be dangerously high. Moreover, according to sources, the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra remained closed on Monday to “to mitigate any risk” to the displayed artwork. The Australian National University was also closed, claim sources.
It has been reported that Victoria’s Bureau of Meteorology had warned against less visibility in Melbourne and its surrounding areas, for approximately 1 km (0.62 miles). In addition, the change in weather ensured a respite for the emergency situation, however, hundreds of properties have been destroyed, smokey air and falling ash followed by millions of animals and other wildlife lost.
Furthermore, it has been estimated that the fires crossing over across the border is “inevitable”.
Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has said that more than 0.1 million Australian dollars, approximately fifty-three thousand pounds or sixty-nine thousand US dollars, are set to be released as disaster relief fund. Moreover, Morrison added that nearly two billion Australian dollars will be committed to recovery over the next two years.
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