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Strong winds rip roofs from homes in Australia

Only two weeks after the last round of severe weather, Queensland is slammed by damaging winds and flash floods.

2011 Queensland floods – 5th anniversary

January marks the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Queensland floods which inundated parts of South-East Queensland including the Lockyer Valley, the Darling Downs, Ipswich and Brisbane, claiming the lives of 36 people. State Library of Queensland...Show More Summary

Climate change and La Niña may bring severe floods to Australia

Catastrophic floods in Queensland in 2010-11 have been linked to a combination of global warming and a La Niña event. The dynamic duo may be back next year

Man-made disaster kills 12. Why was this overlooked?

Nick Cater: I became convinced towards the end of 2013 that the Queensland Flood Commission had botched its inquiry and that a terrible…

Japan

It was only recently, in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, the Queensland floods and cyclone, the Victorian floods and the WA bushfires, that I posted on the disaster resources made available by the Australian Psychological Society.Now, there is the terrible news of the earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan.Quite simply heartbreaking. Show More Summary

Powerful Flood Corners People in Australian Mall

A devastating flood hit the Australian state of Queensland on May 1. Several people were caught inside a mall in Morayfield. They tried to barricade the building, but water broke through the windows...

Flash floods kill five as torrential rains hit Australia's east coast

PERTH (Reuters) - Flash floods killed five people in south-east Queensland when their cars were swept away following a rain storm on Australia's east coast, police said on Saturday.

Natural enemies snake and mouse join together to hide from a flooding river.

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This snake is hanging out with his natural prey, as the mouse, naturally, prays that the snake doesn't eat him. In an interview with Australia's 9 News, Queenslander Simon Wood explained the strange scene he caught on camera in the nook...Show More Summary

Queensland election minus one day

A calm-before-the-storm post, ahead of a flood of late polling to hit us this evening, followed tomorrow by the only poll that matters.

Flash flooding, hail as severe storms batter Queensland

#BREAKING: #Nerang on #Queensland's Gold Coast hit by severe storms, flash flooding and hail. (Pic: Andrew Burton) pic.twitter.com/aYY5f9FqTC — Australian News Net (@AusNewsNetwork) December 9, 2014

Queensland becomes a flooded water park and this guy does the backstroke

As New York suffers through an insane snow storm, you would think us Aussies are enjoying balmy evenings and sun-filled days Unfortunately, Queensland didn't get the memo. On Wednesday, the state was pounded by heavy rain which resulted in severe flooding. Another angle on those floating cars at Bowen Hills. Show More Summary

New acquisition: Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection 2011-12

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable…” - T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets Personal narrative has been a powerful way we as humans have articulated the individual and collective experience. Through personal accounts we are able to share many experiences including stories of survival [...]

When is a tax not a tax?

Back in February 2011 in the wake of devastating floods in Queensland, the Gillard Government proposed a one off levy for people earning $50,000 or more and not directly affected by the floods. The response from the then Opposition was...Show More Summary

NASA's TRMM Satellite adds up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian soaking

After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM gathered data on rainfall that was used to create a rainfall map at NASA. read more

MASSIVE CYCLONE TAKES AIM ON QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

More than 9,000 residents of far north Queensland coastal communities in the path of tropical cyclone Ita have been warned to expect “very destructive winds” and possible flash flooding as the giant category-five weather system bears down.

Newspoll: 55-45 to LNP in Queensland

The latest Queensland state Newspoll is the Liberal National Party's weakest result since the floods crisis of early 2011, although it still has them on track for a thumping majority.

From the floods, we find treasures

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 [...]

Global warming causes scrotum shortage

The Climate Commission says global warming is linked to the Queensland floods:…

Crisis Communication With a Digital

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.

Whose Fault Are The Floods?

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

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