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chinadaily.com.cn 2023-01-11 09:00


> Western Australia in grip of ‘devastating’ flood emergency
西澳大利亚州遭遇 "毁灭性"的洪灾

Photo taken on July 4, 2022 shows a flooded road in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. [Photo/Xinhua]

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Saturday his government was ready to provide whatever support was needed to residents of Western Australia state, as record-breaking floods isolated far-flung communities there.
澳大利亚总理阿尔巴尼斯(Anthony Albanese)当地时间7日表示,政府已经准备好向西澳大利亚州的居民提供任何需要的支持,因为创纪录的洪水使那里偏远的社区陷入了孤立。

The crisis in Kimberley – an area almost three times the size of the United Kingdom – was sparked this week by severe weather system Ellie, a former tropical cyclone that brought heavy rain to the vast region.

Among the worst-hit locations was Fitzroy Crossing, a town of around 1,300 people where supplies were being airlifted in due to the flooding, which authorities have said is the state’s worst on record.

Albanese said his Labor government was “working constructively” with the Western Australia government on the crisis in the sparsely populated region that also includes the resort town of Broome.
澳大利亚总理阿尔巴尼斯称,他的工党政府正在与西澳大利亚州政府就这个人口稀少的地区的危机进行 "建设性的合作",该地区还包括度假胜地布鲁姆。

“These floods are having a devastating impact, many of these communities … are communities that do it tough, and the resources simply aren’t there on the ground,” Albanese told reporters in the city of Geelong, in Victoria state. “My government stands ready to provide whatever support is requested.”

Western Australia emergency authorities said Australian Defence Force aircraft were being used to assist flood-hit communities, and Chinook helicopters were en route to help relocated residents.
西澳大利亚州的应急当局表示,澳大利亚国防军已出动飞机, 对受到洪灾影响的社区进行援助,而"奇努克"直升机也在途中,帮助重新安置受影响的居民。

The nation’s weather forecaster said severe weather was no longer occurring in the state but that “the situation will continue to be monitored, and further warnings will be issued if necessary.”
澳大利亚国家气象预报员说,该州不再出现恶劣天气,但 "将继续监测情况,必要时将发出进一步警告"。

The emergency in the country’s far northwest comes after frequent flooding in Australia’s east over the last two years due to a multi-year La Nina weather event, typically associated with increased rainfall.

Some regions have endured four major flood crises since last year.

> Britain's Prince Harry says he was attacked by older brother William

A member of the public poses in his front room in Manchester, north-west England, watching a television interview broadcast on ITV, being given by Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on Jan 8, 2023, ahead of the publication of his book, 'Spare'. [Photo/Agencies]

Britain's Prince Harry says he was attacked by older brother and heir to the throne Prince William according to British newspaper the Guardian.

A leaked copy of Harry's upcoming autobiography “Spare” was obtained by the newspaper and says William knocked him to the floor during a 2019 argument over Harry's American wife Meghan.

The dispute at Harry's London home happened after William reportedly called Meghan "difficult", "rude", and "abrasive".

William also allegedly challenged his younger brother to hit back, but Harry said he refused.

According to the Guardian, William was later "looking regretful, and apologized" and asked his brother not to tell Meghan he "attacked" him.

In 2018, the brothers reportedly fell out after Harry married the former actress.

And, in 2020, the couple stepped down from royal duties and moved to California.

Since then, they have criticized the British monarchy, with claims including racism being denied by William.

Last month, Harry and Meghan released a Netflix documentary, which included accusations that William screamed at Harry during a meeting to discuss his future.

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