Fifth day in Sydney without electricity Sydney
Fifth day in Sydney without electricity
Recent storms and heavy rains left more than 18 000 Sydney residents without electricity. Hundreds of emergency crews have been working on repairing the electricity system in those districts. Anyway, it is already the fifth day without electricity, and the residents are frustrated.
One family tell that two large trees fell and teared several electric wires down. The firefighters came, blocked it and went away. They left the area in danger, anyone who touches the tree can die because of electroshock.
Anyway, the company Ausgrid, which repairs it all, say they are doing everything possible and it is a long process. Moreover, the weather can interfere with fixing.
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Evacuation of Australians from China
Qantas completed two evacuation flights from Wuhan to bring Australians home from the coronavirus epidemic center.
The crew was on the second deck, which is usually used as a business class, while passengers flew on the first.
After arriving at a military base in Australia and landing people, the plane flew to Sydney, where they double-cleaned the floors, walls, seats, folding tables with a special disinfector in the cabin.
All things that are not fixed - headphones, magazines, blankets and pillows - were sent for destruction.
In both cases, 2 days passed after the plane arrived from Wuhan to Sydney and before it returned to regular flights.
Nepean Dam is overwhelmed
The supplying water to the Sydney Nepalese Dam overflowed due to heavy rains.
The Nepean Dam is one of the four dams that provide Sydney with water; it is located about 100 km southwest of the city.
Over the past week, heavy rains filled the dam more than half, and yesterday the dam overflowed and produced a discharge of water.
At the same time, there is still a restriction on the use of water in the state due to abnormal heat and drought preceding the rains. So, you can water the gardens only with a bucket and a watering can before 10-00 or after 16-00, and wash the car only with a bucket and sponge. Failure to comply with the rules faces a fine. You can only fill pools with permission.
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Office workers in Dublin asked to stay home over Coronavirus fears.
A global recruitment firm has asked its employees to stay home until next week after a member of stay was feared to has been exposed to Coronavirus. According to the reports, some of their family visited a facility in Asia that is trying to contain Coronavirus. The staff of Dublin and Sydney office in Australia was asked to stay home, fearing the virus spread. The spokesperson of the company said that there had been no confirmed case of infection, but they have asked the employees to stay home as a precaution.
Sydney receives heaviest rains amounts in decades.
Sydney is facing a new challenge as many months’ worth of rain has poured in a matter of days. It has caused dangerous flooding across the Australian state of NSW. However, it has also put down the fire that has been on the destruction spree from months. The influx of moisture from the Tasman Sea helped in sparking the widespread rainfall and thunderstorms from across central and eastern New South Wales since late last week. As per the reports, these were the most torrential rainfall Sydney has witnessed in decades.
The city received 291.6mm of rain for just four days, which is three times the average amount in the entire month of February. The flooding has caused at least 100,000 power outages in the Sydney area. The emergency services rescued more than 200 people. The city will witness more rainfall in the coming days.
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Temperature leap in Melbourne
Last several weeks have been very humid and wet for Melbourne and all the state. That happened because of the tropical cyclone which covered mostly New South Wales and partly Victoria.
Well, this week is to bring more heat. A new cyclone is moving towards Melbourne side. It displaces all the humidity to the South. So, the weather changes might come on Thursday or Friday. Meteorologists say it is not typical for Melbourne to have such long terms of heat. Short periods of high temperature are more common for Victoria.
Next week is expected to bring a new dry season.
A woman crashed her car because of panic
Yesterday at night a shooting took place in Melbourne. A shot got into the car of a 20-year-old woman in the southern part of the city. She became fearful and turned her car not in the right corner and smashed it into the pillar. Emergency services were called by the witnesses, who heard some loud sounds outside. Police came to the place and found the damaged car. They are investigating now. It is unknown why exactly this woman became a gain of the shooting. Fortunately, she avoided injures and needed no medical help.
By the way, it is not the first such a shootng in Melbourne this week. If you have any related information, turn to a police department.