February 7th – Australia’s New Daily reported on the 7th that most of the Australian Pass wildfires have been put out due to the rainfall, and the local fire department has downgraded the threat level of the wildfires.
Unexpectedly, however, a devastating storm will sweep through the southwest and bring the threat of floods.
It is reported that the fire in Australia has burned down at least 86 houses, affecting about 11,000 hectares. The fire caused serious damage to the local power infrastructure, and about 300 houses remained power-off.
The person in charge said that the fire has been curbed, some roads have been reopened, and some residents have been allowed to return to their homes.
A rain helped put out the fire, but the Australian Meteorological Agency predicted that bad weather might cause flooding. As a strong low-pressure cyclone sweeps across Western Australia, devastating storms will hit the southwest of the state.
From the afternoon of the 7th to the 8th, winds may exceed 100 kilometers per hour and rainfall may reach 100 mm, and places such as Gascoine and Paz in the Midwest will bear the brunt of severe weather.
Gascoigne suffered a “once-in-a-decade” flood on the 6th. Aerial records show that some areas are completely submerged, and only the top of trees and buildings can be seen.
Since 9:00 a.m. on the 5th, the emergency department has received more than 83 calls for help. Western Australia Gov. Mark McGowan said that some areas had been locked down for five days due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the Pas wildfires, and there was another extreme weather here.