Deluge in Australia Drenches Wildfires, Eases 3-Year Drought

World | Associated Press | February 10, 2020, 1:36 pm
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 Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that a recent deluge in eastern parts of the country has drenched deadly fires and helped ease a crippling drought. (Image: AP)
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Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that a recent deluge in eastern parts of the country has drenched deadly fires and helped ease a crippling drought. (Image: AP)

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 But experts say it will take some time yet to know to what extent the rainfall has replenished dried-up rivers and quenched parched soil in some inland areas most affected by the 3-year drought. (Image: AP)
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But experts say it will take some time yet to know to what extent the rainfall has replenished dried-up rivers and quenched parched soil in some inland areas most affected by the 3-year drought. (Image: AP)

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 A resident inspects sea foam brought by waves approaching on beach front houses after heavy rain and storms at Collaroy in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. (Image: AP)
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A resident inspects sea foam brought by waves approaching on beach front houses after heavy rain and storms at Collaroy in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. (Image: AP)

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 A couple shelter under an umbrellas while going to work. (Image: AP)
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A couple shelter under an umbrellas while going to work. (Image: AP)

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 People shelter under a jumble of umbrellas as rain drench the city. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warning along the New South Wales state coast. The rain comes as a slight relief for some areas dealing with wildfires that devastated large swathes of land across the state over the last several months. (Image: AP)
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People shelter under a jumble of umbrellas as rain drench the city. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warning along the New South Wales state coast. The rain comes as a slight relief for some areas dealing with wildfires that devastated large swathes of land across the state over the last several months. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: February 10, 2020, 12:35 pm

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