Monday, 23rd May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Fresh deluge worsens ‘one in 100 year’ Australia floods

A days-long deluge has caused widespread flooding in coastal areas of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales. Around 18,000 residents are told to evacuate their homes, as days of relentless rainfall caused rivers to their highest levels in 30 years.

Related

11 Oct 2021
A set of hulking machines from 'Mad Max: Fury road' await a new owner in a Sydney warehouse as a far-out fleet of 13 from the 2015 film goes up for sale.
27 Sep 2021
The premier of Australia's most populous state New South Wales says "quite confidently" that vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy lockdown on October 11.
8 Oct 2021
Italy's northwestern Liguria region is hit by flooding and mudslides after heavy rain causes several rivers and streams to break their banks. The Letimbro river running through the coastal city of Savona turns into a torrent with muddy water and debris rapidly sweeping downstream.
9 Oct 2021
France says it is sending its ambassador back to Australia to help "redefine the terms'' of the bilateral relationship after Canberra ditched a multibillion-dollar submarine contract.
23 Oct 2021
Rescue operations are underway during floods in northern India's Uttarakhand, where officials say 46 have died and 11 are missing. IMAGES
24 Oct 2021
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
22 Oct 2021
Nepal floods and landslides kill at least 77
31 Oct 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces a much-delayed pledge to meet 2050 net-zero emissions target ahead of a landmark UN climate summit. Widely seen as a climate laggard, Australia is one of the world's largest coal and gas exporters and its conservative government has resisted climate action for most of its eight-year term.
2 Nov 2021
Australia reopened its borders Monday, permitting citizens to return and exit the country. Foreign workers in Australia remain unable to do so though.
6 Nov 2021
The two countries join the ASEAN nations, China, South Korea, and Japan. The pact will cover 30% of the world's population and 53% of last year's exports.
3 Nov 2021
A British woman has won her case after she paid significantly higher taxes than Australian locals while employed as a waitress on a working holiday visa.
5 Nov 2021
A day earlier, police announced that the 4-year-old girl Cleo had been found "alive and well," prompting nationwide relief.