Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

FILE PHOTO: Floodwaters are seen during heavy rainfall at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales in this still frame obtained from January 17, 2020 social media video. AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK /via REUTERS

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding. Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to […]

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