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Destructive Hail And A Massive Dust Storm Descend On Fire-Ravaged Australia


Added 01-20-20 05:07:02pm EST - “Canberra, Melbourne and other areas of southeast Australia were hit by golf-ball-sized hail that destroyed car windshields, killed birds and shredded the leaves off trees.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Destructive Hail And A Massive Dust Storm Descend On Fire-Ravaged Australia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Golf-ball-sized hail carpets a street in Canberra on Monday, in a new twist on Australia's summer of extreme weather. The Australian Capital Territory's emergency service said it received a record number of calls for help — more than 1,900. Ying Tan/via Reuters hide caption

Golf-ball-sized hail carpets a street in Canberra on Monday, in a new twist on Australia's summer of extreme weather. The Australian Capital Territory's emergency service said it received a record number of calls for help — more than 1,900.

Australia's southeast was already dealing with the terrible effects of historic bushfires and huge smoke clouds. Then Canberra, Melbourne and other places were hit by golf-ball-sized hail that destroyed car windshields, killed birds and shredded the leaves off trees.

The Bureau of Meteorology in New South Wales, the country's most populous state, warned residents of "damaging winds, large, possibly giant hailstones and heavy rainfall" as it issued severe thunderstorm warnings in the east and northeast.

The storms also prompted warnings of flash floods — adding another element of risk to areas that have been hit hard by the fires.

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