Tag Archives: Australian Floods 2011

King Tide Looms for Weary Brisbane

Residents in low-lying areas of Brisbane are once again nervous about flooding ahead of today’s king tide. The king tide will occur mid-morning and affect the flood-swollen Brisbane River and tidal creeks.

Australians Charged $10 For Bread

Some people in flood-devastated Ipswich, west of Brisbane, have reported being heavily overcharged for basic food essentials. Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor says shoppers in Ipswich and Rockhampton, in central Queensland, have reported that some traders are charging $10 for

Residents Flee As Levees Breached

Australia: Many of Kerang’s 3,800 residents are fleeing across the border into New South Wales after one of the levees protecting the town sprung a leak. Walls of water kilometres wide are flowing across the north and west of Victoria

Floodwaters Cut Off Dirranbandi

Dirranbandi in Queensland’s southern inland is cut off by floodwaters, but locals say the levees are holding and the town is in no danger. Premier Anna Bligh has confirmed that food drops are on the way.

Record Floods Devastate Victoria

Dozens of Victorian towns are preparing for record-breaking flood peaks, after communities were swamped by swollen rivers yesterday. So far 13,000 properties across Victoria have been flooded and 3,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes.

Floodwaters Killing 1,000’s of Fish

The massive amounts of floodwater entering Moreton Bay in Queensland has caused thousands of fish to die. All beaches on the Redcliffe Peninsula have been shut due to dead fish and debris washing ashore.

Brisbane Starts Flood Clean Up

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) – Flood waters receded from Brisbane on Friday leaving residents to pick through putrid, treacly mud and debris to reach devastated homes and businesses, as search teams discovered another body. Australia’s third-largest city began the painful task

NSW Villages Cut Off For 6 Weeks

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) says two Far West communities will be cut off by floodwaters for up to six weeks from today. Water flowing from St George in Queensland is pouring into the Culgoa, Narran and

Reservoir Bursts – Residents Flee

Australia: A reservoir has broken its banks at Beaufort in western Victoria and more than about 70 residents of the town, west of Ballarat, have been told to evacuate their homes. The State Emergency Service says the dam walls could

60 Schools Damaged in Queensland

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has confirmed 60 schools across the state have been significantly damaged in the flood crisis. Ms Bligh says every effort will be made to ensure there is as little disruption to education as possible despite the

Raw. Cars Float Away In Australia

Video Report: Flooding in the Australian state of Queensland forced many residents in Brisbane, to flee as rising rivers posed a threat to homes and businesses.

Indonesia Pledges Aussie Flood Aid

Indonesia is donating $1 million to Australia to help victims of the flooding in Brisbane, which includes dozens of Indonesians. “We have a report that says 79 Indonesians are currently taking refuge in 12 evacuation centers that have been established

Centres Host Brisbane Refugees

About 1,100 people have spent the night in two evacuation centres in Brisbane. About 700 stayed at the city’s showgrounds, while another 400 are at the QEII stadium on Brisbane’s southside.

Brisbane Becomes a Ghost Town

BRISBANE, Australia – Residents of Australia’s third-largest city woke Thursday to find their community submerged in muddy water after floodwaters pouring through streets reached their crest. Thousands of homes were filled with water, and many areas were without electricity.

Australian Floods Reach New Peak

Brisbane and nearby Ipswich are bracing for unprecedented flooding as the death toll from southern Queensland’s flash flooding reaches 10, with 90 people still missing. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes at Ipswich, west of the capital, last

Quarry Bursts and Floods Town

Hundreds of people are stranded in the southern Queensland town of Fernvale after a quarry broke overnight, flooding homes. Resident Trudy Hatcher says many properties in the lower parts of the Brisbane Valley town have water up to their ceiling