Australian Farmer Celebrates Torrential Rainfall On His Drought-Stricken Farm
January 17, 2020
A farmer in New South Wales was ecstatic on Thursday as rain poured down on his drought-stricken farm.
Australia was finally graced with its first significant rainfall after months of drought and wildfires.
Heartwarming videos posted online portray just how grateful residents are for the rain.
Australia has been battling an extended three-year drought, which is one contributing factor to the devastating wildfires burning the country's east coast.
According to DailyMail, the downpours helped extinguish 32 bushfires in New South Wales, bringing down the number of blazes fell from 120 to 88 on Thursday morning.
WATCH: Heavy rain is bringing relief to drought-stricken communities, and this 18-month-old boy couldn't contain his excitement at seeing it for the first time. #9News— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) January 16, 2020
About the rainfall: https://t.co/n2q44inxrq pic.twitter.com/H6D41KrUeo
"Relief is here for a number of firefighters working across NSW," the New South Wales Rural Fire Service wrote on Twitter. "Although this rain won’t extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment."
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