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Fires contained in hard-hit Australia state, but now floods threaten

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control

CONTAINED. A car makes its way through rows of charred trees following bushfires in Budgong National Park in New South Wales on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:46 PM

Hydrologists believe the deluge – which has caused flooding and doused many fires – is a taste of things to come

RAIN. Cattle graze as it rains on the outskirts of Nowra in Australia's New South Wales state on January 16, 2020. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:11 PM

About half of Australia's 25-million strong cattle herd is bred in Queensland state, and graziers say the floods – described as a once-a-century event – could devastate their industry

FLOODS. A handout photo from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) shows the flooding in Townsville. Photo by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/AFP

'Worst over' as Australia begins flood clean-up

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Communities remain cut off and thousands are still without power in the state of Queensland

EVACUATION. Army vehicles enter Townsville to help evacuate flood-affected people from Townsville on February 4, 2019, as the recent downpour in Australia's tropical north has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week. Photo by AFP

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Australia's tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season, but the recent downpour has seen some areas get a year's worth of rainfall in a week

AUSTRALIA FLOODING. A handout photo taken and received February 4, 2019, from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) shows the flooding in Townsville. Photo by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services/AFP

Australia floods still rising, police search for missing

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:10 PM

At least two people are dead and several missing due to the powerful Cyclone Debbie

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

Australia floods still rising with 2 dead, 4 missing

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a string of towns in Queensland and New South Wales as the floods move south towards Ballina

AUSTRALIA FLOODS. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by Michael Barnes/Rotorwing Helicopters/AFP

Death toll from Australian storm rises to 4

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:10 PM

In Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman says they ve experienced the worst flooding in 40 years and it s likely to get worse

epa05349412 Floodwater flotsam decorates playground swings at a park in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia, 07 June 2016, as the Meander River flow recedes. More than 100 people have been rescued by helicopters across Tasmania in what Premier Will Hodgman says are the worst floods in the state in 40 years. EPA/BOB IDDON AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Military called in as deadly floods batter Australia

Jan 29, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Australia ramped up its military response to deadly floodwaters rising in the country s sodden northeast Tuesday January 29 which have killed four people and displaced or isolated tens of thousands

INUNDATED. Floodwaters race across the Oxenford - Tamborine road on Australia's Gold Coast on January 28, 2013 as severe floods swept through two states. AFP PHOTO / Brett Faulkner

3 dead, dozens trapped in Australia floods

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:11 AM

Three people were dead and dozens trapped on the roofs of their homes in northeastern Australia Monday January 28 as severe floods swept through two states