Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Residents flown to homes after major landslip

Wednesday February 13, 2013 - 11:01 EDT

About 100 people remain isolated by a landslip in far northern New South Wales, with residents are now being taken by helicopter to their properties.

The road leading to the properties in the Byron Bay hinterland was closed to traffic last week after a major landslip.

The recent storms and floods and had made about 100 metres of the road unstable.

Residents have been walking across the remainder of the partly-collapsed road but the council says it is now too unsafe.

The State Emergency Service is flying residents in and out by helicopter.

The council says the area is a disaster zone and is calling on local state and federal MPs to intervene.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Perth heatwave putting city's water supplies under pressure

23:43 EDT

As Perth sweats through a severe heatwave, pressure is mounting on the city's dwindling water supplies.

BoM given one day's notice about CSIRO restructure

20:14 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Australian Antarctic Division say they were given just one day's notice about a major CSIRO restructure that could impact joint projects.

Farmers say they are let down by weather bureau staff cuts

17:25 EDT

Farmers in western New South Wales say they feel let down by the government, after changes to the Bureau of Meteorology regional offices.