Tag Archives: New South Wales

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

Parts of NSW disaster areas

The New South Wales Government has declared a natural disaster following floods in the state’s Riverina and South-West Slopes. The floods are part of a trend of wild weather that swept across eastern Australia overnight.

Battle of the Locusts begins

Hundreds of locust hatchings confirmed in NSW central west. More than 500 confirmed sightings of hatched locusts have now been registered with the locust control centre in Orange. The plan is to spray 70,000 hectares of land that is known

Australia hit by Plague of Locusts

Video Report: An area of farmland the size of Spain could be destroyed by a swarm of locusts in western Australia. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia are all affected, with hundreds of farmers reporting that locust eggs

Australia: The Day Of The Locust

Video Report: The drought breaking rain over Eastern Australia is having an unwelcome and potentially devastating side effect. Farmers in four states are bracing themselves for a plague of locusts.

Storm-hit areas of NSW declared disaster zones

Parts of southern New South Wales ravaged by a violent storm have been declared a natural disaster zone by Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan. The area includes the Illawarra and Wollongong, the Shoalhaven on the south coast, the far south

Gale force winds smash NSW coast

Emergency crews in New South Wales have received around 2,500 calls for help and up to 40,000 homes are without power after a severe windstorm battered the state. At the peak of the storm 100,000 houses in the Illawarra and

Australia expects worst locust plague for decades

The worst locust plague in 30 years is expected to hit regional New South Wales in the coming weeks, and the State Government has begun measures to control the outbreak. Warmer than usual temperatures in the west have experts predicting

Worst locust plague on record to hit Australian farmers

There is a warning the spring locust plague could be the worst on record due to the increasing use of modern farming methods. A central west New South Wales agronomist says direct drilling to sow crops in the western region

Dust Storms, Earthquakes & Bushfires Hit Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in an eerie blanket of dust on September 23, 2009. Sydney’s cars and buildings turned orange as strong winds blew desert dust across the city, snarling commuter and air transport and prompting a warning