Australia May See Heavy Rainfall And Worst Flooding
This Is One in Fifty Years of Worst Flooding Experienced by the Country
Certain areas of Australia which have previously experienced intense heavy rainfall and some of the worst flooding across the decade are currently looking forward to embracing some more heavy rainfall, with the peak intensity to be expected on Tuesday. The government of Australia has put the entire coast of New South Wales on high alert regarding heavy rainfall and Australian storms, with military troops along with hundreds of individuals volunteering who have been deployed.
All bridges and roads have been temporarily blocked for the residents of the region due to stagnant water accumulation caused by heavy rainfall, along with road signs and cars which have completely submerged, livestock has been marooned, and educational institutes closed down due to reduced accessibility.
The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has told the MPs regarding a possible critical risk is still ahead, while the weather officials have stated that the heavy rainfall condition is far from being over. According to the Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian stated that no human deaths had been reported yet despite the severe weather conditions and heavy rainfall, which is a miracle given the intense damage across the region.
Around 18,000 individuals have been successfully evacuated so far across the entire state, which is one of the most densely populated areas in Australia, with more than eight million residing individuals.
Most recent forecast
One of the severely heavy rainfall in the worst affected state of Australia, New South Wales, is expected to experience overnight and into the next day, as two of the major weather systems are supposed to collide together. The coastal areas located in the southern region could be hit the worst at this time.
A tweet posted by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology states that the land which is almost the same as the area under Alaska, which is equivalent to the region from the coast of New South Wales to the Northern territory located in the southern area of Australia, is currently being affected due to the critical weather warnings.
When combined, more than 10 million residents of Australia are under warning from the government regarding expected heavy rainfall in every single territory and state of the country, except for Western Australia.
Due to the low-pressure weather system, which is inundating the coast of New South Wales for the past several days, but is now in conjunction with another weather system in the direction of inland and is currently moving to the East.
According to the forecast by the Bureau, strong winds, increased quantity of heavy rainfall, abnormally high waves along with damaging surf are to be expected on Tuesday in the region of New South Wales. The same weather has been going on for the past several days, and unfortunately, it is expected to persist and far from being over.
The flood manager of the bureau, Justin Field, has stated that he has the experience of being a weather forecast in Australia for the past 20 years; this year’s heavy rainfall and worst flooding is the most critical forecasted condition that he has suffered.
Military assistance for rescue
A flood watch has been set up by the government of Australia, which covers the area starting from the border of Queensland to the border of the state of Victoria. Prime Minister Morrison on Monday has told the MPs that across the region of New South Wales, around 1,400 first respondents have been able to successfully conducted more than 700 flooding rescue missions along with responding over to 7,500 assistance requests.
The ongoing weather condition of Australia is continuously evolving and has become extremely dangerous due to heavy rainfall.
The military forces of the country have been deployed in helping of rescue and searching, in what has now been called a one in a fifty-year event. Some of the areas across Australia have been able to record almost one meter of heavy rainfall, which has resulted in immense destruction.
Although the Bureau has predicted that the heavy rainfall in New South Wales might clear in the early morning of Wednesday, as the drier winds are expected to move into the area.
Due to the severe heavy rainfall, has caused the dams and rivers around the region of Sydney to overflow, along with the south-east area of Queensland. Around 200 schooling institutes have been shut down in New South Wales for Tuesday as the peak of heavy rainfall has hit.