“Disappointed heavens in Australia“. Skies are fill with smoke east coast, from Sydney to Melbourne, with heavy rain in New South Wales (NSW). Temperatures are to climb high due Friday. Reports have also stated that a “mega blaze” created due to the huge fires Victoria and New South Wales.
NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned
NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned on Monday saying, “There is no room for complacency. This morning it is all about recovery, making sure people who have been displaced have somewhere safe. The Insurance Council of Australia said that around 9000 claims whose total goes up to A$ 700m (£369m) are filed since September for damage related to fire and destruction. ABC informed by Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg that it is “too early to tell” what the full economic impact of the fires would be. More than 1500 homes have been devastated and 25 people lost their lives since September.
Two people lost their life at the Kangaroo Island off near the city of Adelaide in South Australia. The Australian army sent supplies, personnel, and vehicles to the island. And out investigation and assistance missions in NSW and Victoria. The locals are advising by saying, “Use this time as well to prepare your property and discuss your bush fire survival plan with your family, ahead of forecast worsening conditions this Friday.”
Andrew Crisp, Victoria Emergency Management Commissioner cautioned the crowd with phrases such as “it will warm up” and “will take off again”. He also went on to say, “This will be a changing, dynamic situation.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said A$2bn ($1.4bn; £1.1bn) would be dedicated to regaining the country over the next two years. Comedian Celeste Barber launched a fundraiser for fire services in NSW raised more than A$35m in just 48 hours.
A number of donated money to support the fire fighters. Pink and Nicole Kidman guaranteed $500,000 each. Julie Bishop, Former Foreign Minister alongside Mr. Morrison’s Liberal Party colleague – said the prime minister was “doing the best he can”, but insisted the government to take action on climate change. She stated, “We don’t have a national energy policy in this country and a national approach to climate change. If a country like Australia fails to show leadership, we can hardly blame other nations for not likewise showing leadership in this area.”
Christina Johnson is a proud born and raised Torontonian. Christina has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and the Financial Post. As a journalist for White Pine Tribune, Christina covers national and international developments.