Rain and hail pelt fire-ravaged Australian states, bringing new risks — and potential relief

CNN | Jan 16, 2020 at 5:04 AM
  • Evere thunderstorms are pelting some regions of Australia suffering from historic wildfires with powerful rain and large hail.
  • In New South Wales (NSW) to Victoria’s north, more than 10,000 houses and businesses lost power Thursday due to the storm, Nine News reported.
  • The NSW’s Rural Fire Service (RFS) said on Twitter Thursday that “although this rain won’t extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment.”