Record flooding isolating citizens in several cities in Australia
The Australian Weather Service announced today that record-breaking floods in the north-west of the country have isolated many cities as bad weather that began a few days ago continues.
The town of Fitzroy Crossing, which has a population of about 1,300, was one of the hardest hit as supplies were flown in due to flooded streets.
The Bureau of Meteorology said today the rains had eased as the previous cyclone turned east into the Northern Territory, but it was likely “record-breaking major flooding” would continue in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
State emergency services have warned residents of other small communities of rising waters in the area, including the resort town of Broome, some 2,000km north of the state capital Perth.
Authorities said the flooding was the worst in the state’s history, while Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday called it “devastating” and pledged federal aid.
On Saturday, authorities reported that Australian Armed Forces planes were deployed to assist cities hit by floods.
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