El gráfico muestra detalles de incendios forestales en el sureste de Australia.
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Los australianos abandonan sus hogares cuando el calor y el viento aumentan el peligro de los incendios

January 10, 2020 - Las autoridades australianas han instado a casi un cuarto de millón de personas a evacuar sus hogares cuando el calor y los vientos alimentan los letales incendios forestales en la costa suroriental.

The danger is centred on New South Wales and Victoria, Australia’s most populous states, where temperatures and wind speeds are escalating after a few days of relatively benign conditions.

Authorities sent emergency texts to 240,000 people in Victoria on Friday, telling them to leave. People in high-risk regions in New South Wales and South Australia were also urged to think about leaving, but officials did not say how many, Reuters said.

Since October, 27 people have been killed and thousands forced to flee as huge bushfires scorched more than 10.3 million hectares of land across Australia, or an area the size of South Korea.

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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