Saturday, January 15, 2011

DTN News: Australia Top Stories / Headlines News Dated January 15, 2011

DTN News: Australia Top Stories / Headlines News Dated January 15, 2011
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As the water retreats, the great mop-up begins

AS THE gigantic clean-up begins in Brisbane and an arduous search for bodies continues in the Lockyer Valley, authorities will battle on many fronts to bring a sense of normality back to the lives

In the belly of the Beast, a 24-hour stretch of torture

The force of the water was terrifying. And then the ferocity of the river unfolded like one of those dreams you know you're having but can't escape, writes Frank Robson.

After chaos and death, it is time to count the cost

The tragedy and heroism of 2011 will be remembered for decades, writes David Humphries, but what comes after the flood will define a state and a nation.

Paul Barnes and Mandy Greene wade through chest high flood water to return to their house to find their insurance documents in Rockhampton, Queensland.Click to play video


When the floods came

Queenslanders have copped a battering over the past week, enduing some of the worst floods in history. Here are their stories in pictures.

The price we pay for being Australian

SHE has flooded three-quarters of the state, reduced its capital to a muddy swamp, forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes, left as many without power, water and food, punched a $20 billion hole in the economy and almost certainly claimed as many as 75 lives.

Rescuer yearns to meet the two women he tried to save in Toowoomba

HE REMEMBERS the filthy water striking him like a clenched fist, and the fear in the woman's face as he fought against the torrent to reach her. Most of all he recalls her words as they came face to face in the ferment that had been Dent Street, Toowoomba, only hours earlier.

Nowhere safe to run when deadly torrent hit

Even those who had received some warning of the impending flood were taken by surprise by its force, writes Tom Reilly.

Google News

Australia flooding - ‎17 hours ago‎
Thousands of people were urged to leave the outskirts of Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane, on Tuesday as flood waters raced eastwards after a ...

La Niña's effects in California have been muted thus far, experts say

Los Angeles Times - Hector Becerra - ‎Jan 13, 2011‎
Forecasters say the NASA data — and the Australia flooding — show La Niña is clearly a major force this year. And they said it's still possible that the ...

Flood hits home

Regina Leader-Post - Taylor Shire - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australia's east coast has been hit with excessive flooding. Clark and her family live in Brisbane, which is one of the worst damaged cities. ...

Deadly floods fed by intense La Nina - ‎17 hours ago‎
Catastrophic flooding in Australia and Sri Lanka has been fed by one of the most intense La Nina weather events in decades. But La Nina, the name given to ...

Australia flooding halts construction work

KHL Group - Helen Wright - ‎Jan 13, 2011‎
... of German construction company Hochtief - also said that some of its contract mining activities in Queensland had been impacted by the flooding. ...

Writers Auction 4 Queensland Raising Funds For Flood Victims - Susan Whelan - ‎2 hours ago‎
The state of Queensland in Australia has experienced unprecedented flooding during the past two weeks, both in rural areas and within the capital city of ...

Woodmac sees coal price hikes due to Australia flooding

Reuters Africa - Rebekah Kebede - ‎Jan 11, 2011‎
... in coal-producing Australia. Thermal coal prices could reach or exceed the high of $197 per tonne free-on-board Newcastle seen in 2008, when flooding ...

Australian Flood Maps

Lost Press Marketing - ‎8 hours ago‎
Australia has had one of the worst flooding events in it's history but the use of social media has allowed people to stay connected with friends and family ...

Federal aid for flood-hit northern NSW

Ninemsn - ‎7 hours ago‎
"This assistance is being extended to parts of northern NSW as we experience unprecedentedflooding in large parts of Australia," Ms Gillard said on ...

Arizona victims remembered...Australia flooding...Snow storm strikes

9&10 News - ‎Jan 12, 2011‎
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Emergency sirens are sounding across Australia's third-largest city today. The floodwaters that have cut a deadly path across ...
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