Hundreds airlifted to safety by military helicopters as northwest Australia sees ‘once in a century’ floods

State Emergency Service members repair damage during a deployment to the flood-affected town of Broome, Australia Photo: Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA/Handout via Reuters

Namita Singh©

Australia has dispatched military helicopters to airlift hundreds of people to safety after the country’s northwest was hit by “once-in-a-century” flooding.

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