NSW floods: Wee Waa residents come together as floods leave community isolated again

NSW floods: Wee Waa residents come together as floods leave community isolated again

Floods have turned the regional town of Wee Waa, on the northwestern plain of New South Wales, into an island. “If you can view Wee Waa from above, it’s surrounded by water,” SES volunteer Matt Nolan said at 7:30 a.m. Cut off from neighboring areas, the city’s 2,000 residents rely on the State Emergency Service … Read more

Powerful typhoon leaves 5 rescuers dead in Northern Philippines

Powerful typhoon leaves 5 rescuers dead in Northern Philippines

Manila, Philippines — Typhoon Noru swept out of the northern Philippines on Monday, killing five rescuers, causing flooding and power outages, and forcing officials to suspend classes and government work in the capital and remote provinces. The most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year hit the coast in Burdeos City in Quezon province … Read more

Floodwater is slowly receding in NSW as weather bureau warns of more rain en route

Floodwater is slowly receding in NSW as weather bureau warns of more rain en route

More rain is on the way in New South Wales this week as the soggy country struggles to take a break during the latest La Niña season. Most important points: Prolonged flooding continues in western and southern NSW, with warnings still in effect in some areas Isolated rainfall of more than 50mm is possible in … Read more

Child missing in floods after cars swept away in NSW Central West

Child missing in floods after cars swept away in NSW Central West

A five-year-old child is missing after two cars are swept away by flooding in central west New South Wales. Most important points: Emergency services wait to access the sunken cars The four rescued people were taken by ambulance to Dubbo Hospital There are 19 flood warnings in the state Police say two cars were driving … Read more

Norco hires 170 workers at flood-damaged ice factory in South Lismore

Norco hires 170 workers at flood-damaged ice factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy employees at an ice cream factory in Lismore are out of work today and are unsure whether they will receive severance pay after the company was unable to find enough money to keep them employed. Most important points: Norco today laid off 170 employees at its ice cream factory in South … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the 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 haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

NSW dam levels reach 100 percent capacity in many regions

A third consecutive La Nina settling on Australia’s east coast will almost certainly bring more rain to the 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 haven’t been this full since the 1990s. 100 percent not what it seems Reaching … Read more

Pacific Islands brace for extended drought and more flooding as La Niña continues for third year in a row

Pacific Islands brace for extended drought and more flooding as La Niña continues for third year in a row

Amid concerns that the intensity and frequency of weather events in the Pacific islands are being exacerbated by climate change, the region is now expected to endure more floods and droughts, with La Niña entering a third year. Most important points: A third La Niña is expected to bring both heavy rainfall and prolonged drought … Read more

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

Child missing in floods after cars swept away in NSW Central West

Several people rescued from flooded vehicles in western NSW and heavy downpours are expected to continue to pound the rain-soaked regions along the coast tonight. Most important points: Inland NSW appears to have prevented significant flooding Severe weather warnings are in place for the Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers The SES says too many … Read more

2 dead as Hurricane Fiona leaves much of Puerto Rico without power

2 dead as Hurricane Fiona leaves much of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Fiona causes catastrophic damage Hurricane Fiona Causes Catastrophic Damage in the Caribbean 02:13 San Juan, Puerto Rico — At least two people are dead as much of Puerto Rico will be without power afterwards Hurricane Fiona pounded the island for the second consecutive day with torrential rain and flash flooding. Hurricane along the south … Read more