Australia: Thousands evacuated as record rainfall continues | DW News

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • Children in Africa at risk from conflict, climate, COVID-19 | DW News
  • China floods: Scope of damage still unclear with many missing in Henan | DW News
  • Wildfires ravage west coast of the United States | DW News
  • DW News published this video item, entitled “Australia: Thousands evacuated as record rainfall continues | DW News” – below is their description.

    Australia’s southeast coast was hit by further torrential rain on Monday, worsening once-in-a-century flooding that has forced thousands of people from their homes. Days of downpours have led to least 18,000 people being evacuated across New South Wales. Gladys Berejiklian, the state premier, said 38 regions have been declared disaster zones. Rivers and dams have overflowed around Sydney, the state capital, and in southeast Queensland.

    DW News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: New South Wales

    New South Wales is a southeastern Australian state, distinguished by its coastal cities and national parks. Sydney, its capital, is home to iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

    Population: 7.544 million (Sept 2014)

    3 Recent Items: New South Wales

  • Dozens arrested for attending anti-lockdown protest amid Sydney’s worsening COVID outbreak | 7NEWS
  • Tens of thousands of extra Pfizer vaccines headed for Sydney amid COVID emergency | 7NEWS
  • PM in the middle of state squabble | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: Queensland

    Queensland (QLD) is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

    5 Recent Items: Queensland

  • Queensland LNP stand strong and united | 7NEWS
  • Queensland businesses ditch single-use plastic | 7NEWS
  • Lorna Jane fined over COVID-19 claim | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Queensland races to trace new COVID-19 case | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • Queenslanders living through state’s worst rental crisis in more than a decade | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: Sydney

    Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia‘s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design.

    • Population: 5.23 million (2018)

    3 Recent Items: Sydney

  • Anti-lockdown protesters clash with Sydney police
  • Dozens arrested for attending anti-lockdown protest amid Sydney’s worsening COVID outbreak | 7NEWS
  • Sydney’s housing market continues to soar despite COVID lockdown | 7NEWS
  • Leave a Comment