Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

France 24 | Jan 17, 2020 at 7:36 AM
  • Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.
  • Following extreme hot and dry weather that have fuelled the fires, Friday saw the heaviest rainfalls in nearly a decade in some areas close to hotspots.
  • The bushfires and the drought have pushed many farmers in Australia to the brink, and this week’s heavy rain gave many rare cause for celebration.