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Heavy Rains Subdue Fires in Australia’s Queensland, Cause Flooding

Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday that dampened some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding.

Some areas received a quarter of the annual average rainfall, according to Reuters’ calculations, with the state’s Bureau of Meteorology saying coastal areas experienced up to 160 millimeters (6.3 inches) of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

“More rain expected over the coming days,” the bureau said on Twitter. read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com