Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praises Riverland’s resilience ahead of predicted River Murray flood peak

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese praises Riverland’s resilience ahead of predicted River Murray flood peak

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spent the morning inspecting levee banks and a rising River Murray at Renmark as South Australia’s Riverland prepares for flooding in the coming weeks.  Key points: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Renmark to look at flood preparation The Murray has reached the same level as the 1974 flood Police have … 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

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

Residents of Wyanbene struggling to access supplies, medicine due to regularly high floodwaters

Residents of Wyanbene struggling to access supplies, medicine due to regularly high floodwaters

Wyanbene is an area located about 105 kilometres south-east of Canberra, with a population of about 100. Key points: Residents of Wyanbene have been left trapped in their homes after weeks of relentless rain Among them is Astra Temple, whose late husband was left feeling isolated during his cancer treatment Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council supports the … Read more

Riverland’s second flood peak to hit at Christmas with 185 gigalitres to flow into River Murray each day

Riverland’s second flood peak to hit at Christmas with 185 gigalitres to flow into River Murray each day

South Australia will experience a second, higher River Murray flood peak with authorities saying they now expect 185 gigalitres to flow through per day in the second surge in late December. Key points: SA is expected to have two flood peaks, one in early December and another around Christmas The second peak will see between 185 and … 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

Thousands of properties without power after more severe weather hits South Australia

Thousands of properties without power after more severe weather hits South Australia

Thousands of properties are without power this morning due to yesterday’s storm damage, as damaging wind gusts are expected to redevelop across southern parts of the state today. Key points: Thousands of South Australian properties are without power this morning after more storm damage It comes a week after a severe storm left thousands of … Read more

NSW floods: Euabalong evacuation routes cut, Forbes flood level recedes

NSW floods: Euabalong evacuation routes cut, Forbes flood level recedes

Major flooding is expected to remain steady at Forbes in central west NSW today, with rescue workers shifting their focus to Euabalong and Condobolin. Key points: 107 SES alerts are in place across NSW, with 24 at emergency level Euabalong residents are being told to seek shelter  Police believe a body found near Eugowra on Saturday is that of an 85-year-old man … Read more

Communities in state's Central West prepare to evacuate – ABC News

Communities in state's Central West prepare to evacuate – ABC News

Communities in state’s Central West prepare to evacuate  ABC News ‘Devastating’ to see farmland in Forbes ‘underwater’: Albanese at APEC summit  Sky News Australia As it happened: NSW Health recommends masks on public transport as state’s COVID cases grow; PM to strike global trade pacts  Sydney Morning Herald View Full coverage on Google News

NSW Central West floods from above: Aerial photographs highlight force of the floodwaters

NSW Central West floods from above: Aerial photographs highlight force of the floodwaters

Aerial photographs captured this week highlight the force of the floodwaters that have torn through several inland NSW communities since the weekend.    Taken by Nearmap on Tuesday, November 15 , the photos show how houses have shifted, roads have been smashed and water has turned black. Condobolin on the Lachlan River is already experiencing its worst flood on record, … Read more