How an extreme flash flood wiped out Eugowra in NSW

How an extreme flash flood wiped out Eugowra in NSW

Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Header As the residents of Eugowra begin to rebuild their lives after a deadly flash flood saw them clamouring onto rooftops, they are also searching for answers as to how the scale of the disaster caught them … Read more

Rising River Murray leads to power worries for Riverland farmers, as some Renmark aged care residents to be evacuated

Rising River Murray leads to power worries for Riverland farmers, as some Renmark aged care residents to be evacuated

Ben Taylor was seven when he saw the River Murray swell to peak levels in the Riverland in 1974. Key points: Farmers are concerned about their power being cut off as the River Murray rises SA’s government says it’s putting pressure on SA Power Networks to provide better communication and discretion Authorities will relocate a … Read more

Floods rejuvenate Australia’s environment, yet have ‘sting in the tail’ for many species

Floods rejuvenate Australia’s environment, yet have ‘sting in the tail’ for many species

As 2022 has unfolded, repeated flood events have proved devastating for scores of communities in the eastern states — destroying lives and livelihoods.  But for nature, floods are a good thing, a critical life-giving force. Right? It’s a comforting silver lining in the face of a devastating natural disaster. But like floodwaters themselves, the reality … Read more

Levee banks in River Murray communities raised, patched up just in time for SA flood peak

Levee banks in River Murray communities raised, patched up just in time for SA flood peak

Temporary levee banks in and around Riverland towns are starting to be tested as rising floodwaters flow down the River Murray into South Australia.  Key points: Construction is underway on the Riverland’s levee network to protect communities and infrastructure Floodwaters are expected to peak at 175GL this week, ahead of a second higher peak in late December … Read more

Homes identified along South Australia’s River Murray that are expected to be flooded from next week

Homes identified along South Australia’s River Murray that are expected to be flooded from next week

The South Australian government says updated modelling shows 1,086 primary residences will be flooded if River Murray inflows peak at 250 gigalitres a day. Key points: About 175 gigalitres of water is expected to flow into South Australia’s River Murray from later this week Residents of homes that could be flooded at are being contacted … Read more

SA government commits more than $50m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA government commits more than m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA government commits more than $50m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) $51.6 million in flood support announced as South Australia braces for crisis  9News Murray River floods may not recede until 2023, sparking concern for residents  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Moulamein residents prepare to leave as Edward River and Billabong Creek rises

Moulamein residents prepare to leave as Edward River and Billabong Creek rises

Hundreds of people in the southern Riverina are weighing up whether to leave their homes today, with fears that unprecedented floodwaters could isolate a small town for weeks. The State Emergency Service (SES) has asked all residents in the New South Wales town of Moulamein to evacuate, via escort, by 2pm this afternoon due to rising levels … Read more

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters NSW

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters NSW

Thousands have been forced to evacuate and thousands more are trapped in their homes, as flash flooding sweeps large parts of western NSW.  Key points: Nearly 90mm of rain fell near Eugowra and Molong, where residents are cut off by flash flooding Low lying residents in Canowindra have been told to evacuate immediately NSW SES have been … Read more

Middleton residents begin clean-up after flash flood inundates homes and businesses

Middleton residents begin clean-up after flash flood inundates homes and businesses

The residents of Middleton on South Australia’s south coast are cleaning up after a flash flood inundated businesses and homes in the town. Water, mud and debris swamped the town’s caravan park, supermarket, pharmacy, medical centre, surf shop and several homes when the Middleton Creek burst its banks during a deluge of rain about 5pm on Saturday. The speed at … Read more

Insurers stop offering insurance to postcodes near flood-affected communities

Insurers stop offering insurance to postcodes near flood-affected communities

A growing number of Victorians are finding it more difficult to insure their homes after widespread flooding in the state, despite not living in at-risk areas.  Key points: Communities struggle to get insurance despite not being affected by floods “Red lining” is when an insurer stops offering insurance to whole postcodes There are calls for the government to … Read more