Australia battles fires, hail and dust storms
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Australia just can’t seem to catch a break.
For months the country has been battling historic out-of-control bushfires.
Then Sunday afternoon residents looked up and saw this monstrosity.
Massive dust storms swept through New South Wales, blanketing entire towns and blacking out the sun.
Meteorologists say the dust cloud reached at least ten stories high and several miles long.
Rains showed up Sunday evening and brought relief by washing away the dust.
But then the rains kept coming and kept coming, causing dangerous flooding.
Due to the heavy rain, the Australian Reptile Park had to close.
The park said they hadn’t seen flooding like that in fifteen years.
Oh but Mother Nature wasn’t done yet.
In addition to the dust storm and the flooding, parts of Australia were pummeled by hail the size of golf balls.
The hailstorms arrived in the national capital Canberra on Monday afternoon, covering the ground with white balls of ice and leaves that had been stripped from trees, smashing car windows and injuring birds.
People ran for cover and drivers pulled off the road to try to find underground parking for fear of hailstone damage.
All of this happening in less than 24 hours.