Western Australia ravaged by floods: PM
Over the past two years, Australia has witnessed the consequences of climate change at an unprecedented level.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Saturday that the floodwaters ravaging western parts of Australia had a "devastating impact" on wildlife, livestock, residences, and several small towns.
Emergency services have been dispatched all across the impacted area to bring people to safety.
The most affected is the Kimberley region which has seen record-breaking floods, described as "the worst flooding event" the state had ever seen. "These floods are having a devastating impact," Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told reporters.
"Many of these communities are communities that do it tough. The resources simply aren't there on the ground."
My thoughts are with all those families dealing with floodwaters today - from the Kimberley to Menindee to the SA Riverlands.— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) January 4, 2023
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Fitzroy Crossing was also severely hit by the climate disaster, and its residents had to wait for military planes to bring urgent supplies.
The Kimberley region covers a land surface three times larger than the UK but has a population of less than 40,000.
Over the past two years, Australia has witnessed climate change at an unprecedented level.
Last November, several homes were destroyed due to flash floods, and tens of thousands of Sydney residents were ordered to evacuate in July when floods submerged coastal parts of the city.
In March 2022, over 20 people died due to devastating storms in Queensland and New South Wales.
Climate experts have repeatedly said that climate change is man-made and must be reversed to prevent further disasters.
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