Queensland flood victims at Somerset blame council’s poor water infrastructure for ‘devastating’ February flooding

Queensland flood victims at Somerset blame council’s poor water infrastructure for ‘devastating’ February flooding

A couple who had to be airlifted to safety after their Somerset home was inundated with floodwaters is among the residents who have blamed their local council for worsening the region’s flooding. Key points: A 600-millimetre-wide pipe is the only waterway for floodwaters to pass through in a flood-prone area in Clarendon, west of Brisbane A culvert built by the … Read more

Lismore’s flood-affected doctors plead for government support 10 months after disaster

Lismore’s flood-affected doctors plead for government support 10 months after disaster

The New South Wales government has rejected accusations it is to blame for the lack of frontline medical services in the Lismore region, nearly 10 months on from catastrophic floods. Key points: 25 medical services sustained flood damage in February across the Northern Rivers Overstretched doctors are concerned over delayed diagnoses  The Australian Medical Association is … Read more

Study Links No COVID-19 Vaccination to Increased Car Crash Risk

Study Links No COVID-19 Vaccination to Increased Car Crash Risk

Image: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Science has a way of presenting actual facts and connecting dots you likely didn’t see ever connecting. For instance, who would have thought to find a link between the people who decided to pass on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and traffic accidents? A recent study published in The American Journal … Read more

Two drivers dead in Toronto highway crash caused by car travelling in wrong direction

Two drivers dead in Toronto highway crash caused by car travelling in wrong direction

TORONTO – Two people are dead after a highway crash in Toronto that police say is the result of a car driving the wrong way. Ontario Provincial Police say there was a head-on collision at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Highway 401 west of Bayview Avenue. OPP says a 35-year-old woman from Mississauga was travelling westbound … Read more

The Honeymoon (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – Maria Bakalova, Lucas Bravo, Asim Chaudhry – Lionsgate Movies

The Honeymoon (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – Maria Bakalova, Lucas Bravo, Asim Chaudhry – Lionsgate Movies

The Honeymoon (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – Maria Bakalova, Lucas Bravo, Asim Chaudhry  Lionsgate Movies The Honeymoon – Official Trailer  IGN Honeymoon Trailer Reveals a Raunchy Romantic Comedy Starring Maria Bakalova  Collider View Full Coverage on Google News

Former Canberran assesses asbestos risk in earthquake damaged Indonesia

Former Canberran assesses asbestos risk in earthquake damaged Indonesia

Disaster resistant infrastructure specialist, Dave Hodgkin from Miyamoto Relief goes in after disasters to look at what fell down and why. The former Canberran is currently in Indonesia to assess the damage from a recent earthquake and to encourage the government to build back better. A shallow 5.6-magnitude quake struck on Monday 21 November, causing … Read more

Climate Council report finds Queensland bears highest cost of climate disasters in Australia

Climate Council report finds Queensland bears highest cost of climate disasters in Australia

Queensland suffered more economic damage from extreme weather disasters than any other state or territory, and more extreme weather is on the way. Key points: Disasters have cost Queensland about $30 billion since the 1970s The former QFES commissioner says the disaster management system is under pressure Public infrastructure damage in south-east Queensland has cost $492 … Read more

Optimism in Eugowra as community looks to rebuild, days after deadly flash flood destroyed most of the town

Optimism in Eugowra as community looks to rebuild, days after deadly flash flood destroyed most of the town

In the immediate hours and days after a deadly flash flood destroyed most of Eugowra, in the NSW Central West, there was a sense that the town could not come back from such a disaster. But something in the town of 700 people has shifted since the flood swept through on Monday morning. With each … Read more

NSW flood: Forbes surveys damage from near-record flood as central west NSW towns brace for inundation

NSW flood: Forbes surveys damage from near-record flood as central west NSW towns brace for inundation

Receding floodwaters have begun revealing the extent of damage across central west New South Wales, including one of the main highways through the state.  Key points: Forbes experienced near-record flooding on Saturday and the town remains inundated by water Towns along the Barwon-Darling River will remain isolated for weeks Southern parts of Narrandera are isolated … Read more

Man, 39, dies after hitting a pole during parachute landing in Quebec

Man, 39, dies after hitting a pole during parachute landing in Quebec

Thousands of snow geese seen in a field on Rang Adrien outside of the city of Victoriaville, Quebec.Bernard Brault/The Globe and Mail A 39-year-old man is dead after a failed parachute landing in Victoriaville, Que., around 150 kilometres northeast of Montreal. Provincial police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Bernard says police were called to the scene near … Read more