5 – 6 January on the East coast of Australia affected by large-scale forest fires, rains, reports The Canberra Times.
As told by the Commissioner of emergency situations of the state of Victoria Andrew crisp, these rains will not be enough to stop the fires. According to him, rescue workers took advantage of the decline in use in order to strengthen the lines of localization of the fire.
As noted by the BBC, the Prime Minister of the state of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian warned that on 9 January the temperature will rise. She said because of this, the largest fires in New South Wales and Victoria can meet, creating a “mega-fire”.
According to the forecast Bureau of meteorology of Australia, 7-8 January light rain expected in some places in the North of South-East Australia.
Thunderstorm forecast for TUESDAY. Slight risk of storms this afternoon in the far NE, although more likely over NSW. Any storms that do form are not expected to produce severe phenomena, although gusty & erratic winds are possible. Forecasts: https://t.co/sYPIdN4Lfq VicWeather pic.twitter.com/es3jMNb7OI – Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) January 6, 2020
In the next two years to the national Fund of liquidation of consequences of forest fires will be directed at least $2 billion, said Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, said The Australian.
The newspaper writes that, as of January 6, as a result of fires killed 24 people.
Large-scale forest fires in Australia began in mid-September. As of January 6, the total area of the fire affected regions amounted to more than 8.4 million hectares, destroyed more than 1,700 homes, killed thousands of animals. Under the endangerment of some species of rare plants. To extinguish fires mobilized about 3 thousand reservists.