‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

‘Inadequate’ wheelchair access, cyclone damage putting Territorians at risk

Updated April 24, 2018 17:36:39 Photo: A patient in a wheelchair waits to be lifted from her chair and into a car at Royal Darwin Hospital. (ABC News: Phoebe Hosier) Wheelchair users are being forced to manoeuvre through traffic to reach taxis at the Northern Territory’s largest hospital because of …

Cyclone Iris lurks off Queensland’s central coast

Destructive winds and heavy rain are set to batter parts of Queensland’s central coast as Tropical Cyclone Iris lurks offshore. The storm system is forecast to gain intensity, with a flood watch in place between Ayr and St Lawrence. Boats have already been ripped from moorings and trees have been …

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences

Updated April 04, 2018 09:36:43 Video: Looking back on Cyclone Alby four decades on (ABC News) Related Story: Cyclone Marcus has hit category five and is heading for Perth, but you don’t need to panic Forty years ago today, weather forecasters in WA could only watch as things began to …

Tropical Cyclone Iris stirs off north Queensland coast as category two system

Tropical Cyclone Iris stirs off north Queensland coast as category two system

Updated April 03, 2018 07:08:16 Photo: Tropical Cyclone Iris is moving slowly south-east at about 6 kilometres per hour. (Supplied: Bureau of Meteorology) Related Story: Tropical Cyclone Iris redevelops off Queensland coast Tropical Cyclone Iris has intensified overnight to be category two system and continues to hover off the north …

Tropical Cyclone Iris redevelops off Queensland, strong wind and heavy rain forecast for coastal areas

Tropical Cyclone Iris redevelops off Queensland, strong wind and heavy rain forecast for coastal areas

Updated April 02, 2018 14:43:02 Photo: Satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Iris which is more than 300 kilometres north-east of Townsville. (Supplied: Bureau of Meteorology) Tropical Cyclone Iris has reformed in the Coral Sea, prompting warnings of damaging winds and heavy rainfall for a large stretch of the Queensland coast …

Cyclone Josie: Four dead, major flooding as tropical storm batters Fiji

Cyclone Josie: Four dead, major flooding as tropical storm batters Fiji

Posted April 02, 2018 15:53:40 Video: Cyclone Josie floods Fiji (ABC News) Related Story: Cyclones are getting so big that New Zealand is considering an extra category Related Story: Before and after: Cyclone Winston’s Fiji destruction Fiji is reeling from the impact of a tropical cyclone that has killed at …

Queenslanders warned of fresh blast from Tropical Cyclone Iris | Australia news

Cyclone Iris has reformed off the Queensland northern coast and already sodden communities are bracing for further downpours and damaging winds. Iris regained cyclone strength on Monday morning and around midday was a category one storm, 310km east of Cairns and 330km north-east of Townsville. The Bureau of Meteorology said …

How flood-hit Murwillumbah healed itself after Cyclone Debbie

How flood-hit Murwillumbah healed itself after Cyclone Debbie

Posted April 01, 2018 05:43:17 Video: Murwillumbah was hit hard by floods when Cyclone Debbie hit (ABC News) Nestled in the shadow of Mount Wollumbin in northern New South Wales is a town that refuses to let itself be defined by disaster. When the flood that resulted from last year’s …

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nora drenches far north Queensland, sparks flash flooding

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nora drenches far north Queensland, sparks flash flooding

Updated March 26, 2018 08:30:12 Photo: Parts of the Captain Cook Highway north of Cairns have been closed due to landslides. (Supplied: Travis Gooch) Related Story: Cyclone Nora downgraded to tropical low but causes flooding in Cairns Related Story: Cyclone Nora to reach category four today as it approaches Queensland …

Cyclone Nora downgraded to a tropical low but causes flooding in north Queensland

Cyclone Nora downgraded to a tropical low but causes flooding in north Queensland

Updated March 25, 2018 18:31:37 External Link: Flooding at Rusty’s Markets in Cairns Related Story: Cyclone Nora to reach category four today as it approaches Queensland Cyclone Nora’s effects are being felt much further afield than remote parts of Cape York, with heavy rain associated with the system causing flooding …