The death toll from large-scale floods on the east coast of Australia has risen to ten, several people are missing, APA reports citing TASS.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that more than A$3 million ($2.2 million) was being earmarked for benefits for those who lost their homes due to the disaster.
“Residents of 26 flood-affected areas in the states of Queensland and New South Wales can apply for financial assistance from the Commonwealth authorities from March 1. They can receive an allowance of 1 thousand Australian dollars ($ 724 – approx. Then24) for each adult and 400 Australian dollars ($289.6 – approx. Then24) per child,” Morrison said, speaking at a press conference in Canberra.
Large-scale flooding on the northeast and east coast of Australia began due to prolonged downpours. To date, about 60 thousand people have received an evacuation order, several settlements in the southeast of Queensland have been completely evacuated, and part of regional highways have been destroyed.