Tag Archives: Australia Floods 2010

New Storm Forecast for Queensland

Video Report: A severe thunderstorm threatening flash floods has been forecast for the already badly inundated Australian state of Queensland.

Cyclone Heads for West Australia

A flood warning for Western Australia’s West Kimberley region has been lifted but the Pilbara coast has been put on cyclone alert as a tropical low approaches the coast. The low is moving quickly across the North-West Kimberley bringing rainfall

Australia Floods 200,000 Stranded

BRISBANE, Australia – Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters covering an area larger than France and Germany combined.

Disease Fears in Flooded Towns

Queensland authorities say they are increasingly concerned about the spread of disease and supplying food to thousands of people affected by record floods. Thousands of residents in Emerald, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and other towns are likely to be evacuated from their

New Cyclone Could Hit Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning there is a strong chance of a cyclone developing in Western Australia’s north-west on New Year’s Day. A tropical low is currently located around Katherine in the Northern Territory and is expected to move

Town Deserted as Waters Rise

Residents are evacuating their homes across low-lying parts of Queensland as floodwaters continue to rise in southern and central areas of the state. Bundaberg, Emerald and Rockhampton remain the focus of attention for emergency authorities dealing with rising floodwaters across

More Evacuations in Queensland

Queensland towns are bracing for more misery today as residents in deluged communities continue to be evacuated and flood waters continue to rise. Rain is clearing from sodden central and southern Queensland but water is continuing to flow into already

Queensland Towns Are Under Water

Entire towns are under water and hundreds of residents are being forced to leave their homes as flooding continues across Queensland. The State Government has declared a disaster in three towns – Theodore, Chinchilla and Dalby – where the worst

NSW Floods Force Evacuations

Twelve people have been evacuated from their homes at Eugowra in central western New South Wales due to major flooding as warnings are issued around the state. The State Emergency Service (SES) says 10 houses and businesses have been inundated

Devastating Floods Hit W Australia

Authorities say floods in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region have caused widespread damage to crops and pastoral stations. A station owner at Mooloo Downs, more than 200 kilometres east of Carnarvon, expects to have lost a significant number of cattle.

Aus: Record Floods Hit Carnarvon

The town of Carnarvon is on track to break its annual rainfall average in less than two days. It has already broken records for the wettest day and the wettest month.

Thousands of Fish Die in Floods

Australia: Flooding of the Fitzroy River is being blamed for the death of at least 6,000 fish near Rockhampton in central Queensland The fish, including up to 1,500 barramundi, were found in the Woolwash Lagoon on the city’s southern outskirts.

Hundreds Evacuated in NSW

Residents in regional New South Wales have spent an anxious night waiting and preparing for the worst as flooding continues. Almost a dozen shires have been declared natural disaster areas and flood warnings remain on 13 rivers.

NSW: Evacuations, Disaster Declared

Dozens of people are being evacuated while thousands more are preparing to go, as floodwaters continue to rise across the central and north-west of New South Wales. Some 23 people in the central western town of Eugowra are being ordered

NSW Disaster Zone Spreads

The New South Wales Government has declared more areas in the Riverina and the state’s south-west natural disaster zones as conditions ease in flood-affected areas. State Emergency Service volunteers are monitoring towns and communities south of Wagga Wagga that border

Extreme weather batters Australia

Video Report: Australians evacuate towns in southwest after rains cause flooding.