Wollongong Police investigate animal cruelty at Mount Ousley

Police are appealing for information about an alleged act of animal cruelty after a dog was found at the bottom of a cliff near Woolongong. An investigation is underway after a man was bushwalking near Clive Bissell Drive at Mount Ousley heard a dog yelping about 8.30am on Sunday. The man searched the area and … Read more

Storms, strong winds and dangerous surf batter NSW coast as SES field 110 calls for help overnight

Weather warnings remain in place for much of the NSW coastline after strong winds and large hailstones lashed large parts of the state yesterday afternoon. Key points: A man in his 50s fell overboard from a tour boat on the NSW far south coast on Wednesday Strong marine wind warnings are in place for the … Read more

Who is eligible for River Murray flood grants and how much are the payments?

As flooding continues to impact communities along the River Murray, the state and federal governments have announced a raft of grants to help with relief and recovery. Here’s a look at what payments are on offer and who is eligible. How much is on offer? The South Australian and federal governments will fund a $126 … Read more

Heavy rainfall causes flash flooding on Canberra’s roads, damages homes and businesses

A sudden storm that swept through Canberra on Wednesday caused flash flooding and forced the evacuation of a large shopping centre. Key points: More than 25 millimeters of rain fell within an hour Emergency crews are working through the night to repair damage The Canberra Center flooded and shoppers were evacuated More than 25 millimeters … Read more

Downstream communities prepare as River Murray flood peak approaches, river restrictions continue

The South Australian Government says it is too soon to forecast when restrictions will be eased on water activities near flooded River Murray communities. Key points: Restrictions on River Murray use will be divided into eight ‘zones’ Downstream River Murray communities are preparing for the flood peak The peak hit Cobdogola yesterday and is expected … Read more

Menindee residents on flood alert as Darling River continues to rise threatening more homes

Menindee residents in far western NSW are expected to remain on high alert for flooding over the next 24 to 36 hours as the swollen Darling River continues to rise. Key points: Menindee residents are working to reinforce levees as the river rises Authorities predict the water level will break the 1976 record Many residents … Read more

River Murray peak passes Renmark, up to 1,800 properties flooded so far

Authorities are confident the River Murray flooding has reached its peak in Renmark overnight, with about 1,700 to 1,800 properties inundated so far. Key points: Authorities are confident that river flows have peaked at Renmark The Premier says challenges are ahead for other Riverland towns as the peak flows down the river The State Emergency … Read more

Water levels peak in Renmark as flood-damaged road near Bolto triggers ‘shelter-in-place’ warning

Water levels at Renmark have reached their peak, the South Australia’s SES says, while they have warned a shack community in Murraylands to “shelter in place” because key roads are closed. Key points: A road near Bolto has been washed away by floodwaters Bolto residents have been warned that it is now unsafe to evacuate … Read more

Road near Bolto shack community collapses from rising floodwaters, Renmark due to reach peak levels

A shack community in South Australia’s Riverland has been told to “shelter in place” as key roads are closed, while water levels in Renmark are expected to peak over the next few days. Key points: A road near Bolto has been washed away by floodwaters Bolto residents have been warned that it is now unsafe … Read more

Emergency warning issued as water flow reaches major flood level along South Australia’s River Murray

South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a flood emergency warning for the River Murray as water flow into the state has reached the major flood level. Key points: Water flows into South Australia have reached the range predicted at the peak flood level People in the emergency warning area have been urged to … Read more