Many small towns untouched by Australia's flames are nonetheless paying a steep price. Australia estimates its $152-billion tourism industry will take a $4.5-billion hit this year because of the bush fires.
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Fire-hit areas receive desperately needed rain, as severe thunderstorms cause flooding in MelbourneUp to 50mm of...Fire-hit areas receive desperately needed rain, as severe thunderstorms cause flooding in MelbourneUp to 50mm of rain has fallen across parts of New South Wales and Victoria, dampening bushfires even as dozens more continue to burn.Fire-hit regions of NSW’s Snowy Valley and south coast, and Victoria’s East Gippsland and north-east, received as much as 15mm of desperately needed rain on Wednesday and Thursday, while severe thunderstorms caused flooding in Melbourne. Continue reading...
The relentlessness of the blazes is increasingly pushing Australia beyond crisis mode into anger and fatigue.