Daily US Times, Sydney: The rain has fallen in Australia which gives some fresh wave of reliefs. Temperature and some fire dropped, but officials warned that the fire would ‘take off’ again.
Some parts of New South Wales and east coast from Sydney to Melbourn has seen yesterday’s “torrential” rain.
Officials warned that by Thursday night, the temperature would rise again.
Warnings said huge fires in New South Wales and Victoria could met the criteria of ‘mega blaze’.
NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the rain creates no room for complacency.
Thousands of people continued to flee their homes.
Fire in this weekend was the worst since it has started in last September. Hundreds of more properties destroyed. Rural towns in major cities saw red skies and smoke clogged air.
Following the weather change, there were no emergency warnings in fire-ravaged states. South Australia had one “watch and act” alert, and Victoria state had 25 “watch and act” alerts.
All fires were back at the ‘advice’ level, the lowest alert level.
Australian Navy has been already deployed to help the fire-trapped people. Two navy ships are relocating people to a safer place. NSW Premier said the relocation is ‘the largest in the state ever’.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced more than $69,000 would be released for disaster relief and committed A$2bn recovery over the next two years.