Historic floods
Personal, material and environmental damage
Hundreds of thousands of evacuees
Scary images
Exits blocked
Worst flooding in a decade
Widespread
Hundreds of thousands affected
Many reservoirs have overflowed
Streets full of useless furniture
Insurance time
Billons of dollars in damage
Culprit: climate change
Australia is greatly affected by climate change
Flora and fauna suffer
Only the start
Soliders are helping
Shocking photos of the floods in Australia
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Historic floods

It is clear that 2022 is not willing to give humanity any respite After the well-known events of the first two months of the year, Australia has had to face one of the worst floods in recent decades.

Shocking photos of the floods in Australia
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Personal, material and environmental damage

At the moment, 15 deaths have been confirmed, but the authorities believe that the number will increase when the debris removal work begins, as reported by Peter Dutton, Australian Defense Minister.

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Hundreds of thousands of evacuees

And it could have been much worse, had not the Australian emergency services ordered the evacuation of more than 200,000 people as the storm headed for Sydney.

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Scary images

In fact, the alert for rain and wind affected nearly 400 kilometers of coastline in the city with the largest population on the continent, where 5 million people live.

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Exits blocked

The images of Sydney and its surroundings are shocking, with the Windsor Bridge covered by water or houses and premises completely surrounded by water and mud.

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Worst flooding in a decade

A road sign showing directions to Ballina is surrounded by floodwater on March 02, 2022 in Cumbalum, Northern NSW, in what is being called the worst flood in a decade.

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Widespread

However, it has not been only in Sydney where the floods have left images of impact.

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Hundreds of thousands affected

From the state of Queensland to New South Wales, the trail of destruction left by the floods affects hundreds of thousands of people.

 

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Many reservoirs have overflowed

River floods, overflowing reservoirs and entire cities submerged under water is the reality of many Australians who have lost everything.

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Streets full of useless furniture

Piles flood-damaged good are seen outside businesses on March 03, 2022 in Lismore, Australia. Many Australians woke up to the devastating damage of the flood.

 

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Insurance time

In fact, with the damage still to be quantified, insurers have received more than 60,000 claims from clients who have lost all or much of their life and property.

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Billons of dollars in damage

The material damage is estimated at billions of dollars and the worst is not only the material, but also the environmental, emotional and social impact of the event.

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Culprit: climate change

An event that according to Hilar Bambrick from the Queensland University of Technology, is most likely due to climate change.

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Australia is greatly affected by climate change

Bambrick told the press the temperatures in Australia are rising faster than in the rest of the world. This causes more moisture to be retained in the atmoshphere and more extreme rainfall.

 

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Flora and fauna suffer

These events have left hundreds of thousands of head of cattle dead or without food and has permanently affected the ecosystem of wild animals such as koalas.

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Only the start

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a public report warns that Australia is going to face significant impacts and irreversible changes in its natural systems, due to climate change.

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Soliders are helping

To help with clean-up and debris removal, Australia has deployed 2,000 soldiers who are already in the worst affected areas.

 

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