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Australia bushfire-State of emergency announced in Australia


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th Dec, 2019. 09:59 am
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A state of emergency has been declared in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) as bushfire emerges again in the South of Canberra.

Australia bushfire sparked emergency in New South Wales in Australia, as bush fires crisis expected to be aggravated due to record-breaking heatwave.

Three firefighters hospitalized with severe burns and 20 properties estimated lost in a blaze south of Sydney.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared an emergency for seven days due to foreseeable intense heatwave today in Australia.

Record temperatures and gusty, damaging winds combined with the prolonged drought crippling this part of the world.

Berejiklian has said, “The biggest concern over the next few days is the unpredictability, with extreme wind conditions [and] extremely hot temperatures.”

A maximum of average 40.96C (105.6F) recorded on Tuesday experienced in Australia.

According to international media sources, the situation predicted worse later this week.

Its predicted that the temperature will exceed more than 40C today.

The critical circumstances have raised much criticism over Australia’s climate policies.

Bushfires and intense heat have caused a great loss of lives in Australia.

In the tiny village of Itchenstoke the defence force mobilised to rescue residents who became isolated.

The fire cut off the only road in and out of the town.

Throughout Thursday four major fires stretching from the state’s south coast to the south-west of Sydney and the central coast reached “emergency” levels.

One of those blazes, at Gospers Mountain on the state’s central coast, north of Sydney, has burned through more than 400,000 hectares already.

And after a brief reprieve on Friday, conditions expected to deteriorate further on Saturday.

“The temperatures will be higher, and the wind turbulence more severe,” Berejiklian said.

Fitzsimmons echoed that concern, saying strong winds from the west expected for “10 to 15 hours”.

“Saturday will be a very, very difficult day,” he said.

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Enormous bushfires in Australia have caused huge destruction

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