/ 08 February 2022

It really was that wet…

Image source: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Image source: Australian Rail Track Corporation

Parts of Oz have been battling floods, heatwaves and bushfires over the past 3 weeks – but the event that took the cake was the heavy rain that lashed South Australia and wreaked havoc on the main rail and road routes. It wasn’t any old rain – the Bureau of Meteorology says it was a one in 200-300 year event. Yikes… One place that needs a bit of the wet stuff is Western Oz. Bushfires have ripped through the state’s Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions in the last few days. At least 6 homes have been destroyed along with 60,000 hectares of bushland. Temperatures of 40C-plus combined with gusty winds are fuelling flames that authorities say could still pose a threat.

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