More than 13 thousand people in the Australian state of New South Wales have been forced to flee their homes because of the rapidly approaching flood.
Two thousand were isolated on formed as a result of the water level islands land. In just the previous night telephone service rescuers received over 1.7 thousand calls.
On Tuesday, the most dramatic situation is in located 450 km south-west of Sydney in Wagga Wagga, where more than 57 thousand. River flows through the city Murrumbidgee so filled with rain water, which threatens to break the record of the hours reported in 1844. In the morning the water level did not reach the record a little more than half.
As Deputy Emergency Services NSW Dieter Geske, for 8 thousand inhabitants lowland Wagga Wagga evacuated. If the city will not stand the dam have to evacuate several thousand people. For this rescue center organized four, ready to shelter refugees.
Fortunately, the heavy rain, which continued in New South Wales for the past week, gradually weakening. Meteorologists forecast for the coming days sunny or cloudy days without significant rainfall. However the water level in the rivers of New South Wales will continue to rise for some time, so the risk of flooding in many areas of the state, as well as the neighboring states of Victoria and Queensland while keeping the ITAR-TASS news agency.