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09 Sep 2019 | 11:39 AM UTC

Australia: Bushfires cause flight disruptions at Sydney Airport (SYD) September 9 /update 1

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Bushfires prompt evacuations in Queensland and New South Wales September 9; flight disruptions reported at Sydney Airport (SYD)

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Brisbane). COUNTRY/REGION Queensland, New South Wales, Australia

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Heavy winds have caused more bushfires across Queensland and New South Wales as of Monday, September 9. Officials stated that thousands of hectares of land were affected in both states. More property damage has been reported in New South Wales as a result. An emergency situation has been declared for Peregian Springs and Peregian Beach in Queensland, prompting evacuations in the affected areas.

The winds have caused the closure of a runway at Sydney Airport (SYD) for three hours on the morning (local time) of Monday, September 9. Residual flight disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.

Winds are expected to ease as of Tuesday, September 10. However, authorities warned that the fire


Individuals in New South Wales are advised to exercise caution when traveling in areas near bushfires, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation.


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