Tag Archives: Australia Floods 2011

NSW Towns Brace For Flood Peaks

Residents in several flood-hit New South Wales towns are anxiously watching swollen rivers expected to peak overnight. Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and the State Emergency Service (SES) says at least 10,000 people are isolated by

Floods Swamp Victorian Homes

Torrential overnight rain has flooded homes and shut roads at Moe in the Latrobe Valley through to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria’s east. More than 120 millimetres fell late yesterday causing a landslide that closed the Princes Highway at Moe.

Torrential Rain Floods Queensland

Video Report: Australia’s cyclone-ravaged state of Queensland was hit by torrential rain and flooding again this week. A forty-two year old woman died when she was swept from her car by raging floodwaters.

Electrical Storm Hits Queensland

Spectacular electrical storms swept across large parts of southern Queensland on Monday, causing flash flooding and leaving thousands of properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology had been warning of a severe storm all day, so flood-weary residents were not

Cyclone Carlos Brings Mini Tornado

Communities in Western Australia’s North West are battening down with Cyclone Carlos expected to intensify overnight. There has already been storm damage in Karratha with residents describing chaotic scenes after a mini-tornado ripped through the town.

Australia: Homes Flood With Sewage

Daly River residents south of Darwin are evacuating their community as sewage and floodwaters inundate homes. The Daly River reached 14.9 metres overnight and Emergency Services are urging the community’s 300 residents to leave.

Cyclone Carlos Lashes Darwin

DARWIN was under siege last night as Tropical Cyclone Carlos delivered a second night of powerful winds and heavy showers, with a 435mm deluge in one suburb. All schools and Darwin’s airport have been closed while Carlos hovers near the

Victorians Beg For Rain To Stop

Heavy rain in Victoria is expected to ease today but large parts of the state are still struggling to cope with the extreme wet weather. Lachlan Quick from the State Emergency Service (SES) says volunteers are braced for another potentially

Dengue Fever Hits Queensland

The number of cases of dengue fever in cyclone-hit north Queensland has more than doubled this week. Authorities say they have identified 15 cases of the mosquito-borne illness in East Innisfail. Two different strains are present in the town.

First It’s Floods, Now It’s Locusts

Australia: It’s been almost two months since the worst flood on record ripped through their crops, and now Carnarvon producers in Western Australia are facing a plague of locusts. Growers who have begun re-planting crops like melons and pumpkins say

More Extreme Weather For Australia

Flood and storm-battered northern Australia is likely to suffer more frequent weather extremes, according to a study of coral cores that reveal a centuries-old climate record for the region. Like pages in a book, corals can help scientists go back

Flood Towns Face Days of Isolation

Victorian authorities are warning more towns in flooded areas will face up to a week of isolation as the number of affected communities continues to grow. About one-quarter of the state has now been affected by the unprecedented floods and

Floods Cost Coal Industry Billions

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the state’s flood crisis has cost the sector about $2.3 billion in lost sales. Mine operators have been working to remove water from flooded sites as rail lines begin to reopen.

Blow Up Sex Dolls Save Flood Couple

A woman has been rescued from the Yarra River in Melbourne after she lost her grip on the blow-up doll she was riding. A 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were floating down the river in the city’s north-east about

Historic Floods Swamp Victoria

One of the worst floods in Victoria’s history is continuing to swamp communities, with homes evacuated in the state’s north and west. Floodwaters from the Campaspe River are making their way into the northern Victorian town of Echuca, inundating a

More Floods Threaten Victoria

Brisbane, Australia. Heavy rain prompted new flood warnings in Australia even as thousands of volunteers cleaned up the gooey mess coating homes and streets in its third-largest city on Saturday. Four states had flood warnings due to overflowing rivers and