Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. Five government rescuers drowned in San Miguel town in Bulacan province after their boat overturned when … Read more

Floodwaters slow to recede in NSW as weather bureau warns of more rain on the way

Floodwaters slow to recede in NSW as weather bureau warns of more rain on the way

More rain is on the way in New South Wales this week, as the sodden land struggles to catch a break during the latest La Niña season. Key points: Prolonged flooding continues in western and southern NSW, with warnings still current in some areas Isolated rainfalls of more than 50mm are possible in parts of the state … Read more

Boy, 5, from Sydney dies after car swept away in floodwaters in NSW Central West

Boy, 5, from Sydney dies after car swept away in floodwaters in NSW Central West

A boy has died after the car he was travelling in was swept away by floodwaters in central-western New South Wales. Key points: Police divers found the body of the boy in the submerged car at about 3:20pm on Saturday The boy’s parents and two siblings were clinging to trees before rescuers arrived Two other … Read more

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia – 9 News Australia

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia – 9 News Australia

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia  9 News Australia Boy, 5, dies after car swept away in floodwaters in NSW Central West  ABC News 5yo boy dies in car submerged by flood  news.com.au Cop saves three people from submerged vehicle | 7NEWS  7NEWS Australia View Full coverage on … Read more

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia – 9 News Australia

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia – 9 News Australia

Young child missing in floodwaters after four others rescued in NSW Central West | 9 news Australia  9 News Australia Boy, 5, dies after car swept away in floodwaters in NSW Central West  ABC News 5yo boy dies in car submerged by flood  news.com.au Cop saves three people from submerged vehicle | 7NEWS  7NEWS Australia View Full coverage on … Read more

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy staff at a Lismore ice-cream factory are without work today and don’t know if they will receive redundancy payments, after the company failed to find enough money to keep them on. Key points: Norco has stood down 170 staff at its ice cream factory in South Lismore today It wants another … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 per cent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling in to the east coast of Australia will almost certainly bring more rain to dams already filled to the brim. More than half of regional NSW’s state-owned dams are at or above capacity, and authorities say they they have not been this full since the 1990s. 100 per cent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

Dramatic rescues in NSW with severe weather warnings issued from Kempsey to the Queensland border

Dramatic rescues in NSW with severe weather warnings issued from Kempsey to the Queensland border

Several people have been rescued from flooded vehicles in western NSW and heavy downpours are forecast to continue pounding rain-soaked regions along the coast overnight.  Key points: Inland NSW appears to have avoided significant flooding There are severe weather warnings for the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers The SES says too many people have had to be rescued from their … Read more

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm’s eye passed close to Grand Turk, the small British territory’s … Read more

Flood waters receding after storm batters western Alaska

Flood waters receding after storm batters western Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Floodwaters were receding in parts of western Alaska battered by the worst storm in a half century, leaving behind debris flung by powerful Bering Sea waves into beaches and seaside communities. The remnants of Typhoon Merbok were weakening Sunday as the storm system moved north from the Bering Strait into the Chukchi … Read more