The 2011 Queensland floods were devastating, causing widespread damage, destruction, and loss of life. The State Library was not spared – with the lower level of the building being inundated with floodwaters that threatened to destroy thousands of collection items stored in basement vaults. However the quick thinking of State Library staff saw the collections [...]
The Climate Commission says global warming is linked to the Queensland floods:…
Summary: TechNewsWorld offers another take on social media in crisis communication, based largely on experience from major flooding in parts of Queensland, Australia in 2011. Emergency management organizations don't really control the flow of crisis information any longer, they're monitoring information on Twitter and other social media like everyone else, writes Patrick Nelson.
As March began so did another bout of flooding, the third since late January on Australia’s east coast. In fact there have been three bad summers of flooding in succession in Queensland and NSW, and premiers and mayors in both states are pleading for federal funding to soften the blows. Show More Summary
PM commits millions to rebuilding Queensland. 28 Feb 2013 2:11 PM
Thousands of residents on the New South Wales north coast remain cut off by floodwaters, though the worst of the crisis appears to be over.Flood warnings are in place for 15 river systems from Sydney to the Queensland border.Two people...Show More Summary
Queensland and NSW are recovering from record breaking floods and again many are questioning the state of flood mitigation in Australia. But while focus remains on the disaster in Queensland, Sydney’s Hawkesbury-Nepean system could be...Show More Summary
Mining magnate accuses govt of ignoring Queenslanders. 6 Feb 2013 5:27 PM
Human beings are capable of wonderful things when faced by adversity. Dr Jeff Brand, a lecturer at Bond University, got his class building a replica of the campus in Minecraft, and when dangerous floods crippled Queensland and closed the physical university, Dr Brand called his students. Show More Summary
The recent Queensland floods had a catastrophic impact, but Dr Jeff Brand, a Professor at Bond University refused to take things lying down. When significant flood damage resulted in the closure of his university department and a disruption in his carefully planned curriculum, he decided to think laterally. Show More Summary
A man uses the cover of a hot tub to move a TV set through floodwaters at Cornubia, Queensland. Massive summer floods have killed four people and forced thousands to evacuate their homes across the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, according to local authoritie …
Repeat offender Bob Brown and a Greens candidate blame coal exports for Queensland’s floods and demand the $40 billion a year export industry be restricted:…
Heavy flooding in Queensland impacts on miner's transport capacity. 1 Feb 2013 10:25 AM
Some orchards entirely wiped out by flooding caused by cyclone. 30 Jan 2013 12:46 PM
Parts of Sydney have been drenched in their heaviest daily rainfall totals in more than a decade as a wild storm system washed over the city on Monday night after causing havoc in the north of the state and in Queensland.About 1500 residents...Show More Summary
As the rain beats down on Queensland, Australia’s politicians are again struggling with the basic arithmetic of government. Natural disasters are expensive. By definition, they require a collective response. As we observed after the floods of 2011, natural disaster responses are by their nature a public good. Show More Summary
Media reports claims BHP Mitsubishi will lose production from disaster. 29 Jan 2013 12:04 PM
The return of floods to Queensland, and the disruption to leisure aviation this entails, show the importance of Virgin's push to let Tiger Airways adopt that fight on its behalf. 29 Jan 2013 11:55 AM
As uncontrolled bushfires continue in Victoria, major flooding is happening in Queensland and northern New South Wales in Australia. Nick Evershed sums up the national feeling about the latest weather and the climate implications: "Australia: if it's not on fire, it's probably underwater."
Queensland, Australian is in the middle of a flooding crisis impacted by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald which has caused torrential downpours. The storm has caused sea foam to build up along beaches, cascading over roads in thick piles. Check out this...