Two people have died after m assive flooding in Nebraska towns shut down roads and swallowed homes over the weekend. After a “bomb cyclone” hit the area with high winds and blizzard conditions, heavy rains overwhelmed areas like the Platte River in the eastern part of the state, causing evacuations […]
The world’s largest drain is situated in Northern California. It’s called the Morning Glory Spillway, or “The Glory Hole.” It empties water from the Monticello Dam in Lake Berryessa to prevent flooding. Although it was built to empty water once every 50 years, severe weather has meant it’s been used […]
Quantifying the day-to-day economic consequences of a warming planet – melting glaciers, hotter oceans, rising sea levels – can be challenging. A new study shows that flooding due to sea-level rise can cost local businesses thousands of visitors and hundreds of thousands in lost revenue each year. High-tide flooding, often […]
Thousands of people died this year in wildfires, hurricanes,earthquakes, and other natural disasters. Climate scientists say these events will become even more severe as global temperatures keep rising. Some of this year’s natural disasters set records based on the number of deaths and other factors like wind speed and amount […]
Public health journal The Lancet released a report Wednesday warning that climate change is causing a long list of health risks. Droughts, heatwaves, floods, and falling crop yields are causing more deaths and making people vulnerable to illnesses. The Lancet report comes a few days after the Trump administration published […]
A low pressure system sweeping across Sydney has caused widespread flooding, and road and rail closures across the city as a month’s worth of rainfall came down in just 90 minutes. The inclement weather is set to continue throughout the day, with the SES responding to nearly 300 calls, including […]
Hurricane Michael, which is closing in on the Florida Panhandle with sustained winds of nearly 150 mph, could be the most destructive storm to hit the area in decades. The hurricane is classified as a Category 4 storm, and it could produce a storm surge of up to 14 feet […]
Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas and the southeastern US this month, killing at least 50 people in the Bahamas and leaving 76,000 homeless. Dorian was the fourth named storm in this Atlantic hurricane season, which is expected to have above-average storm activity. More than half of Americans said they were […]
A report from the US Geological Survey and a new book from Lucy Jones, an esteemed seismologist, say that an extreme storm could hit California. Dubbed ARkStorm, the disaster would overwhelm flood-control systems, force 1.5 million people to evacuate, inundate 25% of California’s land, and cause $US725 billion in damage. […]
Flood waters in Paris have swallowed the Île aux Cygnes. It is home to Paris’ quarter-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. Heavy rain has left swathes of the French capital submerged. Severe flooding in Paris is so bad that it has submerged the island in the centre of the […]
A huge storm is set to hit Melbourne today, bringing record-breaking rain levels likely to lead to flash flooding. Senior meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology Scott Williams told the Herald Sun the storm was expected to be so severe that it posed “a threat to life”. “There will be […]
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Police divers have recovered the bodies of a mother and two children from a car that plunged into the flooded Tweed River in northern NSW yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred near Tumbulgum, just south of the border with Queensland. The bodies are yet to be formally identified. Police divers have […]
A nine-year-old girl has survived after the car she was travelling in was swept into a flooded river in northern New South Wales, but it’s feared three people may be dead. Boats using sonar equipment located the vehicle about five metres from the northern bank of the Tweed River this […]
Russell Latter knows a thing or two about water, but even the Adelaide plumber struggled this week in the storms sweeping across South Australia and Victoria, causing widespread flooding and extensive damage. Latter was driving between plumbing jobs on Tuesday when he spotted a koala sitting in the road at […]