EFESydney, Australia

The Australian authorities announced Wednesday that they are redoubling the deployment of the military in the city of Sydney and the towns affected by the torrential rain and floods.

Some 85,000 people are under evacuation orders or warnings in the New South Wales region, 50,000 more than on Tuesday, said NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet in Sydney, giving the report on the areas declared under a natural disaster.

In response to the catastrophe caused by these torrential rains, which are subsiding in Sydney and moving north, the Australian government will deploy 250 additional defense personnel from Thursday to affected areas.