Floods following heavy rains have hit south-eastern Australia. A family of four got stuck in a remote area because their motorhome got stuck in the ground swollen with excess water.
There are flood warnings in the South East of Australia. The Australian National Meteorology Agency (Bureau of Meteorology) has issued alerts in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The greatest threat is found in regions along the Lachlan River in central-west New South Wales.
“We’re getting ready for flash floods,” said Phyllis Miller, mayor of Forbes, a town of 8,500 on the River Lachlan.
The heavy rainfall associated with the low pressure system has caused between 50 and 150 liters of water per square meter in parts of Queensland and New South Wales since Thursday. In some places it was the heaviest rainfall in years.
As a result of the flood, a family of four, who traveled in a motorhome in Australia since 2020, got stuck in a remote area. Their vehicle is stuck in the ground. Local authorities helped the family and knocked their food supplies out of the air, as well as a satellite phone. They will be saved when the water level drops slightly
A vehicle containing two adults and two children got stuck in the ground after bad weather and floods, ABC reported, quoting a police spokesman. “They are safe, they are doing well and are in contact with the police,” they added.
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