Baby turtles battling washed up flood debris but Queensland volunteers clear a path

An army of volunteers have been working tirelessly in north Queensland to ensure turtle hatchlings have one less obstacle to overcome — literally. Key points: Washed up vegetation on the beach is an obstacle for hatchlings seeking the shoreline Debris has also included plastics, herbicide, refrigerators and the contents of a boat Volunteers have spent … Read more

NASA satellite images show greening effect of flooding in Queensland’s Channel Country

NASA’s Earth Observatory has released satellite pictures showing the greening effect of recent flooding on western and north-western Queensland. Key points: NASA’s MODIS spectroradiometer produces false-colour images that differentiate between water, vegetation and bare land Recently released images show floodwater from northern Queensland has worked its way south into Channel Country Parts of the state … Read more

Fitzroy River bridge to be replaced, barges installed to reconnect East and West Kimberley

Barges will be used to ferry goods across the Fitzroy River and a crucial bridge will be replaced as part of a state government plan to reconnect the East and West Kimberley after devastating floods. Key points: A new bridge will be built at Fitzroy Crossing A barge system and low level crossing will be … Read more

NSW State Emergency Service under fire over management of major flooding at Forbes

When a succession of flood disasters hit Forbes in the New South Wales central west, it was all hands on deck to protect its 8,000 residents. Key points: SES based its incident management team for the Forbes flood disaster at Parkes The town’s mayor has called for headquarters to be in Forbes during emergencies SES … Read more

California storms: Biden speaks after touring devastation from extreme weather | LIVE – Global News

California storms: Biden speaks after touring devastation from extreme weather | LIVEGlobal News LIVE | President Biden lands in Santa Cruz County to tour storm damageKCRA News Treasury begins ‘extraordinary measures’ as parties dig in over debt limitThe Washington Post Biden to tour California storm damage, see recovery effortsKTLA 5 View Full Coverage on Google … Read more

Kununurra resident takes 4,770km journey home from airport after record-breaking WA floods

Detours are a minor inconvenience for most motorists, but for one man it has resulted in a near-5,000 kilometer road trip past some of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders. Key points: Recent flooding in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has severed the only link between Kununurra and Broome It means Kununurra resident Chris English needs to … Read more

Bruce Highway on track to be flood resilient, but may never be flood-proof

Ally Kovacich and her family spent four “anxious” days stuck in a north Queensland hotel room this week when intense rain cut off their one route home. Key points: 12 sections of the Bruce Highway were blocked due to the severe weather earlier this week A road engineer says given the size of the Bruce … Read more

Displaced flood victims face uncertainty as tally of destroyed homes climbs in remote Kimberley

As the floodwaters surged through his house, Robert Reid loaded his dog Nellie onto a small boat and pushed it outside. As he moved the one-eyed blue heeler through the flooded front yard, he had a terrifying sensation. Two weeks on from going under, the 12 homes of Camballin, including Robert’s, still haven’t had water … Read more

Fresno County storm recovery estimated to cost millions

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — As storm recovery efforts continue across Central California, officials say the clean up could cost millions in Fresno County. “This type of weather, this type of rain, this type of snowpack is really something that the Valley has not seen in quite a while,” said Terri Mejorado from the Fresno … Read more

River Murray boating restrictions ease as flood emergency moves towards clean-up phase

Boating restrictions have eased along upstream reaches of the River Murray in South Australia ahead of a lengthy and expensive clean-up operation, as floodwaters gradually recede. Key points: Restrictions have eased for motorized boats upstream of Barmera But they remain in place for some vessels, including kayaks and houseboats The premier said it was a … Read more