Flooding in southwestern Australia leaves 85,000 affected

Flooding in southwestern Australia leaves 85,000 affected

The country is in a state of emergency and has announced that it will increase rescue efforts

The Prime Minister of the Australian state of New South Wales , Dominic Perrottet , has announced that at the moment more than 85,000 people have been affected by the floods that have been taking place throughout the southwest of the country. Perrottet has lamented that 108 evacuation orders and 56 notices have had to be attended to for the same reasons throughout the state.

More than 1,000 requests for assistance have been registered in the last 24 hours , and more than 6,000 since the flooding began in the southeastern Australian state, The Sunday Morning Herald has reported .

Also, the Australian Government has announced the mobilization of 150 extra members of the Armed Forces personnel with the intention of helping with “recovery efforts” after the floods.

Floods leave the country in a state of emergency

In this sense, the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese , has detailed that 250 members of the Army will be available starting this Thursday, who will join the 100 soldiers already working in the area. Three helicopters have also been mobilized for rescue operations during the night.

Following the declaration of emergency declared this Tuesday – a mechanism that serves to allow the rapid disbursement of emergency funds for the inhabitants of the southeast of the country – Albanese has promised new direct aid of 1,000 Australian dollars (662 euros) for each adult, and $400 (264 euros) for each child, according to The Australian .

This episode of flooding has been described by the authorities as the fourth major flood in New South Wales in less than 18 months.

In March, Australian authorities reported the deaths of nine people in Queensland from massive flooding that hit the country for days.

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