Hobart flooding declared ‘catastrophe’ as wild Tasmanian storm eases and tracks north

Hobart flooding declared ‘catastrophe’ as wild Tasmanian storm eases and tracks north

By Fiona Blackwood Posted May 11, 2018 16:50:39 Photo: There have been more than 1,000 insurance claims after Hobart’s flooding crisis. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: Live: BOM warns of damaging winds for the east as Hobart clean-up continues Related Story: Hobart’s homeless shelter in cow shed after wild …

Anxious Sydney residents hope for best as bushfire threat eases | Australia news

South-west Sydney residents have endured a second nervous night as hundreds of firefighters took advantage of easing conditions to battle a blaze that has blackened 2,500 hectares. The fire, which began on Saturday afternoon and may have been deliberately lit, was fanned by strong winds on Sunday and approached suburban …