In Australia, heavy rains extinguished the forest fire that raged for 74 days
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A powerful storm passed through the Australian state of New South Wales, and heavy rains extinguished the forest fire that raged for 74 days, reports “Interfax” with reference to local channel 7news.
More than a hundred thousand people, including the residents of Sydney were left without electricity. In some settlements evacuated because of the threat of flooding, reported 7news.
At the moment there are reports of six victims of natural disasters.
Ambulance service of New South Wales reported four victims: they were in the car in business district of Sydney, when she fell the tree.
It is also reported about the rescue of a teenager who was trapped and waiting for help two hours while in the water waist-deep. Another young man got out of the water after his canoe capsized during rafting.
Off the coast of Sydney during a storm the wave height was up to 13,9 meters.
Storm warning in New South Wales was announced Sunday and is valid until Monday.