New South Wales introduces a seven days long state of emergency as a result of forest fires and the next day heating.
The australian state of New South Wales declares state of emergency as a result of almost 100 forest fires in the state, and temperatures of over 40 degrees Thursday.
the state of Emergency will last for seven days, inform the state's prime minister, Gladys Berejiklian.
at the same time, the authorities concerned a number of bushbrande around the city of Sydney.
- The main concern in the course of the next few days is the unpredictability of extreme wind conditions and extremely high temperatures, says Gladys Berejiklian at a press conference on Thursday morning local time, according to news agency Reuters.
- We have a good feel for where the most vulnerable areas are, but as said: when you have so turbulent wind conditions, among other glows occur very unpredictably.
Australia is experiencing right now a nationwide heat wave.
Tuesday was the hottest day ever recorded Down Under with an average temperature across the country at 40,9 degrees.
About 100 bushbrande have ravaged New South Wales in weeks. About half of these are not under control. It applies, among other things "a giant flammehav" around Sydney, Australia's largest city.
the state of Emergency introduced on Thursday is the second in just a few months. Also in september, there was introduced a state of emergency in the state because of the "catastrophic weather events", writes the news agency AFP.
on Thursday forecast temperatures in central Sydney to reach 41 degrees and in the western suburbs 45 degrees. At the same time the expected extreme wind conditions during the afternoon local time.
2000 australian firefighters are struggling at the moment against the many fires, with the help of firefighters from the UNITED states and Canada.
on Monday announced the 25 organizations a statement in which they warn that Sydney is facing a "public health crisis" as a result of the smoke from the many bushbrande.
the Smoke from the fires has thus contaminated the air, up to 11 times over the basic "dangerous" level in parts of Sydney and New South Wales.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 03:00