THE WEATHER IN AUSTRALIA.
FLOODS AND LOSS OF LIFE.
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SYDNEY, Mat 28.
During the last seventy-two hours 16in of rain have fallen, which is quite unprecedented.
Great damage has been done in the city and in the country districts. Telegraphic and railway communication are both interrupted. It is still blowing terrifically along the coast. Many of the coasting vessels are overdue, and fears are entertained for their safety. All the rivers are rising rapidly, and severe floods are anticipated. At Canterbury (one of the suburbs) an omnibus was washed away, and a boy named Price drowned. The other occupants of the vehicle were resened with difficulty. There is no sign of the weather abating, Later. Railway communication is blocked everywhere. Never in the history of the Railway Department has there been such a stoppage. At Croydon thirty families had to oe rescued in boats.
The township of Marrickville is submerged and the residents had to leave in boats.
la attempting a rescue by boat at Windsor, the craft was upset and a man named Jenkins drowned.
MELBOURNE, May 28.
The floods in the Nnmurkah district have assumed unparalleled proportions. The Lower Ooulburn Valley is covered with water, and the town of Numurkah is surrounded as by a huge lake. Hundreds of acres of forward crops have been destroyed. The township of Natalia is in danger of being submerged.
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THE WEATHER IN AUSTRALIA., Evening Star, Issue 7918, 28 May 1889
THE WEATHER IN AUSTRALIA. Evening Star, Issue 7918, 28 May 1889
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