Parts of Mildura told to evacuate as swollen Murray River rises
Rising floodwater has triggered an emergency alert for parts of the border town, with people being told to evacuate immediately and warned some homes will be inundated.
- by Paul Pennay
From drought to flood in three years, the NSW landscape is almost unrecognisable
The flooded landscape across the Central West paints a very different picture to that of three years ago when Australia was suffering a record-breaking drought.
- by Laura Chung and Ben Grubb
Scheme needed to cut insurance premiums amid ‘market failures’: Consumer lobby
Natural disasters are making household insurance unaffordable, the lobby group for insurance customers says.
- by Mike Foley
Ten retrofits to protect homes against flood, fires, heat and cold
A NSW program will provide scientifically proven advice on how best to protect homes against climate change and extreme weather.
- by Julie Power
Hold the phone, the August winds are here
Better late than never.
Sydney hit by damaging winds as late cold burst hits state
NSW SES spokesman Greg Nash urged Sydney commuters to take extra time travelling home on Monday as wind gusts continue to wreak havoc across the city as the state’s Central West remains on high alert amid major flooding.
- by Sarah Keoghan
Gravestones, cars damaged as 100km/h winds lash state
Wild winds have brought down hundreds of trees across the state, suburbs have been smashed by hail and emergency services say they’ve received hundreds of calls for assistance on Monday.
- by Nicole Precel and Caroline Schelle
More damaging winds and hail on the way for Melbourne after cold blast
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fresh severe warning for damaging winds and storms after much of the state was battered by wild spring weather on the weekend.
- by Ashleigh McMillan and Carolyn Webb
Winds batter Sydney, crews save flood levee from collapse
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning in NSW, as damaging winds have torn off roofs, brought down trees and damaged powerlines.
- by Carrie Fellner, Natassia Chrysanthos and Abby Seaman
Snowstorm batters New York, restricting travel ahead of Thanksgiving
Most residents heeded driving bans and stayed at home, averting the loss of life seen in past harsh weather.
- by Reuters
River gauges recorded the water was rising. Eugowra wasn’t warned in time
Australia needs a more sophisticated rain gauge network to ensure people have more warning before devastating floods hit their towns, experts say.
- by Catherine Naylor