floods

Who let the boats out !

Last weekend the NSW State Emergency Service undertook their annual “Who Let The Boats Out” operation, consisting of SES units from across the state launching their flood boats into their local waterways in the name of professional development. The operation which makes headlines each year consists of the SES teaming up with other emergency services …

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Lismore 18 months after the floods coming slowly back to normal

Eighteen months ago, the biggest floods ever recorded in Australia affected the Northern Rivers, especially Lismore. This week, Mayor of Lismore Steve Krieg announced Lismore’s CBD is at 70 per cent occupancy, with businesses thriving and residents slowly coming back to normal. While this is good news, the community is concerned now about this year’s …

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Adequate Infrastructure Could Have Eased Auckland Flooding

Auckland experienced four months of rain in just one day last Friday, embattling the city with storm water causing untold amounts of damage. The unprecedented floods have called into question the cities capacity for withstanding floods, with excessive amounts of paving and not enough soil to retain flood waters, experts are calling for Auckland, and …

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Australians still challenged by this year’s floods

This year the floods and wild weather affected many Australians across New South Wales and South East Queensland. In February this year, many families lost their houses, and 10 months later, some Australians are still awaiting their home insurance companies to pay their claims. Produced By: Eduardo Jordan Featured In Story: Richard Hamernik – Brisbane …

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