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Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Macsjebs(m): 9:57am On Feb 09
After months of fires, Australia's east and west coasts grappling with torrential rain, strong winds, hail and heat.

Severe bushfires have burned through parts of Western Australia (WA), while other parts of the state deal with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone and the country's east coast faces potential life-threatening flash flooding.

After months of fires that destroyed millions of hectares of land, Australia has been hit in recent weeks by wild weather that has alternately brought heavy downpours, hail storms, gusty winds and hot and dry air.

About a dozen fires were burning in WA on Sunday, with severe fire danger expected in several districts, according to fire services and the state's Bureau of Meteorology.

Daytime temperatures in some of the districts were forecast at up to 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Australia bushfires: Heavy rains bring relief, pollution warnings (2:22)
The state's upper parts have been battling on Sunday the aftermath of tropical cyclone Damien, which made landfall on Saturday afternoon, bringing gusty winds of up to 200 km/h (124 mph).

No immediate damage was reported and the cyclone was expected to weaken as it moved inland, but winds were expected to remain strong.

Three-day deluge...
"Although Tropical #CycloneDamien has weakened significantly from the thrashing it gave Karratha and Dampier yesterday, areas around Tom Price and Paraburdoo are receiving significant rainfall and squally conditions," the state's Bureau of Meteorology said on its Twitter account.

On the opposite coast of Australia, Sydney and the state of New South Wales were in danger of potential life-threatening flash flooding after three days of torrential rain in a row.

Rainfall in some parts of the state approached half the annual average, but the falls were welcomed after the state saw its driest year on record in 2019, at 55 percent below average.

The state's Bureau of Meteorology said there was potential for heavy "rainfall and life-threatening flash-flooding," and coast erosion, although little danger of river flooding as water levels were seriously low as a result of the persistent drought.

In Queensland, meteorologists also warned of flash and riverine flooding on Sunday, following heavy falls overnight. An emergency flood alert was issued for residents of Dalby due to a creek overflowing, some 200 km (124 miles) west of Brisbane
Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2020/02/bushfires-cyclone-torrential-rain-hit-australia-coasts-200209044636447.html

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by DuBLINGreenb(m): 10:03am On Feb 09
Religious people
Is God punishing them for their sins? And punishing us with bad leadership

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by tyup(m): 10:35am On Feb 09
where have Australia gone wrong?

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by tolumizzy(m): 5:16pm On Feb 09
grin by
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by NigeriaBam: 5:17pm On Feb 09
; D
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Dshocker(m): 5:17pm On Feb 09
Australia are the real owners of wildlife and wildfire grin

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by payperpost: 5:17pm On Feb 09
I still need the Australian passport though

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Cordell2: 5:17pm On Feb 09
Is will till accept their visa

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Babzrockman: 5:17pm On Feb 09
Australia again? shocked

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by QuickStandard: 5:17pm On Feb 09
Australia and bush fire.
Torrential rain.
Wild wind.
Only in one country?

This is absurd I must say.

At least thank God for Nigeria, that we are at least safe from natural disasters.

However, if I have the opportunity, I will still prefer to relocate to Australia, with my family, and tell bubu and his foot soldiers bye-bye. shocked

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Esseite: 5:18pm On Feb 09
Piecing all these together calls for serious concern..

- wildfires in Australia
- Brexit/reccession/extreme wind storms in Britain
- Corona in China and spreading rapid globally
- Earth quake in Japan
- Earthquake/ flood in indonesia
- Terrorism in west, central Africa and middle east
- Earthquake in South America
- Torrential Storms in brazil
- Locust invasion in Kenya
- Drought in Southern Africa

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Patrikk2: 5:18pm On Feb 09
This Australian weather is crazy

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by sundaygray(m): 5:18pm On Feb 09
Wetin Australia do shoo!

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by ForeThinker: 5:18pm On Feb 09
2020 Year of fire fire

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by SangoOlukosoOba(m): 5:19pm On Feb 09
Chai!

God should kukuma wipe Australia off the Earth.

This Disasters are getting too much

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by ForeThinker: 5:19pm On Feb 09
ForeThinker:
2020 Year of fire fire

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Ivimilly: 5:20pm On Feb 09
To think I was going to buy a beach house in Adelaide shocked shocked shocked I guess it's Seychelles then. its better to be close to home angry

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by michlins(m): 5:20pm On Feb 09
I know there are folks like me who would want to go combat this fires. Kindly throw a visa here

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by ajalawole(m): 5:20pm On Feb 09
DuBLINGreenb:
Religious people
Is God punishing them for their sins? And punishing us with bad leadership
I fear them... that's how those Muslims take China corona virus to another level

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by tegini: 5:20pm On Feb 09
make ona give me visa , I go stay inside the flood

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Sunnycliff(m): 5:20pm On Feb 09
Australia is in serious series of disaster. God help them

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by wunmi590(m): 5:20pm On Feb 09
But where is explorer to come and explain this in details with enough pictures to back it up grin

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by BrutusOj(m): 5:20pm On Feb 09
If na Nigeria now, na so so God is angry with us we go de see here since o..
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Young6x1: 5:20pm On Feb 09
Very bad. Missing explorer
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by witsel4(m): 5:21pm On Feb 09
Australia God safe you
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by YINKS89(m): 5:21pm On Feb 09
People in Nigeria re so lucky not to experience the natural disasters... Else all of us go done die coz there's no measure in place... Ordinary flood we know how many months if not years we dey take suffer am.
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by ZombieHUNT: 5:21pm On Feb 09
Nigerias natural disaster is the government...


Just loot... With reckless abandon

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Pinonwa(f): 5:21pm On Feb 09
They better appologise to the Aborigines,the real owners of Australia for all the attrocities they committed against them.

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by Bear007: 5:21pm On Feb 09
It is well...
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by DrNueLpureHoney(m): 5:21pm On Feb 09
Nna eeh...we are really blessed in this part of the world ooh....All DX Natural disasters no too dey our country....

Na just Boko haram and all DX potbellied crooks (Politicians) dey deplete the ozone layer with their corrupt lifestyle(s)

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Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by thundafire: 5:22pm On Feb 09
Yet der is steady Power supply thank God is not Nigeria
Re: Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia's Coasts by tegini: 5:22pm On Feb 09
ajalawole:
I fear them... that's how those Muslims take China corona virus to another level
shut up, holy idiot

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