The devastating floods in parts of Australia never end. After severe storms, several areas in the state of New South Wales on the east coast reported record-breaking floods again on Monday. After flash floods, many people had to be rescued by helicopter from their homes surrounded by water masses. The broadcaster 9News reported that places such as Eugowra, Molong, Cowra and Canowindra west of the metropolis Sydney were particularly affected.
Heavy downpours and strong winds wreaked havoc in South Australia over the weekend. The power went out in parts of the state on Saturday. According to the authorities, more than 160,000 buildings were affected. It was said that all houses would probably not be connected to the power grid again until Wednesday. Around 423,000 lightning bolts fell over South Australia on Sunday during heavy thunderstorms, the Australian Guardian reported.
Australia's east coast has been hit by exceptionally heavy rain and flooding several times this year. Many people have lost everything. Many animals are said to have died in the floods. It wasn't until October that "land under" prevailed in many areas on the east coast. At that time, a storm area stretched over a length of 3500 kilometers from northern Queensland to the southeastern state of Victoria. There were repeated evacuation orders.
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from February 2022 assumes that Australia will be hit by devastating natural events even more frequently in the future. Stronger heat, more dangerous fires, more droughts and floods, higher sea levels and drier winters are to be expected.