Lightning injured two people in Sydney Sydney
Lightning injured two people in Sydney
A young surfer has recently been struck with a lightning, when he was right in the water. His friend and life guard gave him necessary first aid which saved his life before the arrival of an ambulance.
Just ten minutes earlier a woman was struck near her house in another district of Sydney. She was given the first aid too and taken to hospital in a serious condition. The medical workers were astonished by this incident, they had never seen two lightning hits in ten minutes. They add, this is well that victims were given CPR, as after a lightning hit, most people have their heart stopped. Now the patients are undergoing treatment.
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Rain in New South Wales
Finally, much-needed rain fell in New South Wales overnight, but this is not enough to have a significant effect on forest fires.
Meteorologists said that in the northern suburbs of Sydney, it was the heaviest rain in the last day, about 17 millimeters of rain.
On the South Coast, where large forest fires continue to burn, only 3 mm was recorded in Belovre. The weather forecast for this week in this region is disappointing, as fires create their own weather system with lightnings that light new fires.
The specification predictor said scattered showers will continue today, especially in the Blue Mountains and Central Highlands.
Sydney water restriction
In December the government of Sydney launched a new law about Level 2 water restraint. Because of the terrible drought and bush fires people must change the quantity of consumed water.
Since that time more than 4000 complaints have been noticed but only several ones have been taken into account. Sydney Water have fined only for people and taken just 800 dollars in general. There were so few fines because only police usually fine violators, but Sydney Water workers are to come to them and tell about the reasons of this restrictions, drought and so on, they should explain why people should keep to this new law. Sydney Water can also fine a person only while noticing violating at the moment.
Moreover, level of water is falling and falling, so the government might introduce a stricter law of usage Sydney's water.
Fire situation in NSW
Scale bushfires are moving to Sydney. This was announced by the Deputy Commissioner for Fire in New South Wales, Rob Rogers.
"Residents are likely to lose their homes, and it will be a success if not a single life is lost. It is likely that the fire will intensify, cross the dam and move to the western suburbs of Sydney," Rogers said.
In New South Wales, more than 130 fires continue, almost half of them firefighters can not take control.
For the first time in Australian history, several thousand reserve troops will be involved in the fight against large-scale fires raging in several states of the country.
As a result of forest fires in Australia, at least 20 people have died.
Thousands of locals and tourists in Australia have been forced to flee to the ocean in New South Wales and Victoria due to the raging forest fires that have continued in the region since early November.
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Tram problems in Sydney
Troubles with electricity in Sydney occurs very often now due to the fires. And recently a very expensive and new system of public transport has been undergone a power outage. Many trams just stopped in central Sydney, though they started their work only a month ago. One of them just blocked the crossroads for more than an hour and later was delievered for check up.
A lot of people complained about it in a social media. Moreover there has been a tournament at the Cricket Ground and people could not be there in time. They were advised to use buses.
Now these trams are properly functioning and going.
The situation on Kangaroo Island
At least two people were victims of forest fires on Kangaroo Island in southern Australia near Sydney. This was reported on Saturday by The Sydney Morning Herald, citing the police.
The bodies of the dead were found in a car. In the near future, a team of forensic experts will be sent to the scene. In connection with the incident, the Prime Minister of South Australia reminded its residents of the need to heed the warnings. He called the current situation on the island "very dangerous."
“The scale of fires is growing, and this requires attracting additional resources to overcome them. Many settlements need help. Therefore, we decided to mobilize the army to work with local rescuers. I think this is the first time in our country's history that we will attract reservists to overcome this disasters, ” the prime minister commented.
The hottest place in the world
Now Sydney and New South Wales look like it is the end of the world. At least 26 people are dead. Long bushfires make temperature of the air higher and higher. Fires together with wind are spreading with lightning speed around the country. Recently temperature reached 49 degrees, it is the highest ever recorded temperature in this city. And it made Sydney the hottest place on Earth right now.
Hundred thousands of people have been ordered to leave their homes. Rural Fire Service advises people stongly to arrange a plan of leaving and to try the safest place they can find. Meteorologists say that the temperature at all the area to the south of Sydney will be 49 degrees. And all the people must refrain any trips there.
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Fires are approaching Sydney
Australian authorities bring in 3,000 military reservists to fight large-scale wildfires, Prime Minister has said recently.
"The scale of fires is a waste of resources, and there are communities that clearly need additional help," he said.
Reserve crews will help deliver food to villages, evacuate people in risk areas, and repair damaged roads.
Mass aircraft and helicopters are involved in the mass evacuation of the population and tourists.
The evacuees will be deployed in particular on military bases, the prime minister said.
In addition, a state of emergency was declared in southeastern Australia, with authorities ordering more than 100,000 people in three states to leave their homes.
Deputy Fire Commissioner warned that residents would probably lose their homes and that it would be a success if no lives were lost.
New Year Fireworks in Sydney
Every year in Australia's largest city - Sydney - New Year is celebrated with a grandiose firework show. True, the holiday this time for the Australians has a bitter aftertaste. The fact is that large-scale forest fires continue to rage in the country, many people were left without a roof on their heads.
That is why in the country there were calls not to launch fireworks on the night of December 31 to January 1.
However, the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore decided to still allow the launch of fireworks on New Year's Eve.
She said that this is a big holiday, and he should give people hope in a terrible time. Moore stressed: preparations for the opening of a new decade began 15 months ago.
Many people have already flown in and paid for hotels, restaurants, traveling from around the world to be here on New Year's Eve. It brings money to the state economy, which develops our tourism industry, creates jobs and supports many small businesses, - she said.
By the way, it is this state that suffers greatly from forest fires.
Father-in-law gunned down newlyweds at their Melbourne home
A man died the day after his wife was shot near their home in Melbourne on New Year's Eve. They were found with gunshot wounds, and later weapons were found near the place.
He was taken to the hospital with severe injures and died, after doctors had struggled for his life. He was found by emergency services at home with his dying wife.
They were only a young and in love couple, saying that they were going to move to their first home.
The incident occurred just at the moment when the couple returned home from their trip celebrating their wedding anniversary.
A few minutes after they entered the house, they answered a knock on the door of the woman’s father. He allegedly killed them. Police are still working to pinpoint what triggered the daytime shootout, but confirmed that they were not looking for other criminals.
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Habitual offender steals passenger's mobile phone in CSMT-bound train, gets arrested once again
The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday captured a 25-year-old habitual criminal for stealing a traveler's cell phone in a running train. The charged has been recognized as Habibul Babu Sheik and is an occupant of Shivri.
As indicated by CCTV film, on January 3, Sheik was spotted jumping from a running train taking Sujit Sadshi Shinde's cell phone, who attempted to follow the blamed however failed. Shinde, a resident of Byculla, boarded a CSMT-bound train from Andheri at 12 PM. At around 1 am when the train started its journey from Shivri, Sheik snatched the victim's mobile phone and jumped off the train.
A senior police officer of GRP Rajendra Pal told the press, "After they received the complained from Shinde, I Checked the CCTV film. As per the recording, we recognized the charged and began looking."
Sweater distribution in schools
Education department officials distributed sweaters to children in schools on Tuesday morning. About 1250 students are registered in two dozen schools in the city area. But a month ago, the Basic Education Department distributed only 100 sweaters to the police line and Mohalla Bhatan in two schools.
After the matter came to light, now the Basic Education Department came into action on Monday and distributed sweaters to various schools in the city area, but still the teachers are not happy with the size of the sweater in the sweater distribution. Large size sweaters for children of classes six, seven and eight are not available with the Basic Education Department, while 26, 28 and 30 sweaters are in abundance in the district.
At the same time, most of the students of classes six, seven and eight are deprived of the sweaters due to the non-availability of sweaters of 34, 36 and 38 numbers. On Monday, sweaters were distributed in several schools in Chashiri, Mirdagan, Jatan in the city area. In the morning, employees of the Education Department started sending sweaters to the schools in the city area.