In the wake of the Great Flood of 2016, the Government announced it would host a national day on July 6.
In the lead-up to the event, Prime Minister Joe Biden has called for the nation to come together as a community and support the recovery.
But the Government has also set aside a day to commemorate the people who died on the day and the events that led up to the tragedy.
The Prime Minister has also committed to paying tribute to the “sad and tragic” loss of life in the Great Australian Flood of 1859, which claimed more than 5,000 lives.
“Today is an opportunity to honour those who lost their lives in the flood,” Mr Biden said in a statement.
He added: “I want us to do everything we can to assist those families, families whose lives are now being lost, those whose loved ones are no longer here.”
“We must also remember that the Great Australia Flood of 1897, which devastated the nation, was caused by a massive blizzard, which in turn caused heavy rain and winds that pushed flood waters inland.”
In that event, some 5,500 people perished.
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