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Australia – Flood threat spreads but Wagga levee holds

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Photo: Wagga Wagga,NSW – ABC News Video.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the city of Griffith as the southern New South Wales flood emergency spreads, but thousands more in central Wagga Wagga have been cleared to return home. Read more…

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Australia – Wagga Wagga residents head to higher ground

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Comments off

PHOTO: Residents watch the swollen Murrumbidgee River from the levee. (AAP: Lukas Coch)

PHOTO: Residents watch the swollen Murrumbidgee River from the levee. (AAP: Lukas Coch)- ABC News.

More than 8,000 people have been ordered out of their homes in Wagga Wagga as the city waits to see if an 11-metre levee will protect if from the rising Murrumbidgee River. Read more…

Australia – Evacuations continue as towns go under

Sunday, March 4, 2012 Comments off

Authorities are ordering more residents to evacuate as towns across New South Wales and Victoria are inundated in unprecedented flooding which has claimed the life of one man. Read more…

Australia – Thousands in evacuation centres across NSW, Victoria

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Comments off

 

The Hawkesbury River covers the Yarramundi Bridge
Photo: Onlookers watch the Hawkesbury River rise above the Yarramundi Bridge, eastern NSW. (Marianna Massey: Getty) – ABC News
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Almost 2,000 people from the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley west of Sydney have spent the night in evacuation centres or with family and friends.

The State Emergency Service (SES) is hopeful they will be able to return home soon after rain eased in the region overnight. Read more…

Australia will follow EU ban on Iranian oil imports: Rudd

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 24, 2011

Australia will follow the EU lead in banning oil imports from Iran, the country’s foreign minister Kevin Rudd said on Tuesday. Read more…

Breastfeeding mothers warned about painkiller use

Monday, July 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 4,2011
SYDNEY, July 1 (Xinhua) — Breastfeeding mothers should limit their use of codeine-containing painkillers to four days as they can cause harm, an Read more…

Australia:Police sent in as flood death toll rises

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 13,2011.
Extra police are being brought in to patrol vast flooded areas in Brisbane and Ipswich as the death toll from south-east Queensland’s devastating floods continues to rise. Read more…

Streets awash as flood peak hits Brisbane

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 11,2011.
Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their properties as the Brisbane River hit the first of two predicted flood peaks in the Queensland capital this afternoon.

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Floodbound Ipswich braces for peak

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 11,2011.
As parts of Brisbane await their fate, more than 3,000 homes and businesses have already been inundated in Ipswich, west of Queensland’s capital.

The Bremer River was expected to peak at 22 metres but that has been revised down to 20.5 metres.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale says that is the equivalent of Read more…

Australia:Brisbane swamped as floodwaters rise

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 11,2011.

Brisbane is preparing for the full impact of its worst flooding in more than 100 years, with officials warning almost 20,000 homes in the city will be flooded by early tomorrow morning.
Thirty-five Brisbane suburbs and 3,000 homes Read more…