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Thursday April 15, 2021

Emergency water to cost ratepayers $70k per week, as they seek solutions

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Frustrated Mount Morgan residents want a long-term solution to their dwindling town water supply in central Queensland, as carting water is costing the region's ratepayers $70,000 a week.
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Darwin's Timor-Leste community pleads for faster flood disaster response

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Fernanda Borges remembers Australia assisting Timor-Leste when the tiny country was struggling with violence after its independence vote.
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Helicopter rescues now 1,000 km closer for Gascoyne and Pilbara

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A not-for-profit helicopter rescue service is due to launch in Carnarvon in the middle of this year, filling a much-needed rescue gap across a huge swathe of the Gascoyne and Pilbara.
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Wednesday April 14, 2021

Police helicopter officer nails three difficult rescues in Tasmania's wilderness in first week

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Constable Bryan Powell had to call on every bit of his helicopter rescue training during his first week on the job.
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Family-owned cotton farm sells for speculated $100 million to Australian interests

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One of Australia's best mixed-farming operations with more than 6,000 megalitres of water entitlements has sold for a speculated price of about $100 million.
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How cold can it get in Australia?

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The first proper cold snap of the season sent shivers across southeastern Australia last weekend and another bout of cold air is on its way up from the Southern Ocean.
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Cyclone sees Australian Defence Force sent to Northampton in WA to help residents rebuild

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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been sent to Western Australia's Mid West region to help thousands of people get back on their feet after Tropical Cyclone Seroja carved a path of destruction through the state.
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Upside-down weather in Melbourne, much warmer at midnight than midday

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If there's one thing we know about Melbourne weather, it's that it is predictably unpredictable and reliably unreliable.
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Dookie in regional Victoria named as new site for Victoria's drought resilience hub

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The University of Melbourne's Dookie Campus has been named as the site for the multimillion-dollar Drought Resilience Adoption Hub in Victoria.
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Dog alerts owners to neighbour's cries for help after farm accident with ride-on mower

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A man severely injured in a farm accident in an area hit by flooding rains just days earlier says he owes his life to his neighbour's dog.
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Storm-hit banana growers to receive extra $50K in grants after weeks of uncertainty

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Storm-stricken banana farmers have cautiously welcomed the Queensland Government's latest move to increase assistance grants as they battle to recover from the disaster.
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Tuesday April 13, 2021

Kalbarri destruction from Cyclone Seroja could take two years to rebuild as residents count cost

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Cyclone victims could be left homeless and facing a two-year wait to rebuild amid labour and materials shortages in Australia as they deal with the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Seroja.
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The rare weather phenomenon which sent Cyclone Seroja down south

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People in the small tourist towns of Kalbarri and Northampton in WA woke on Monday morning to utter destruction left in the path of ex-tropical cyclone Seroja.
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Is Australia in for a good snow season?

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So here we are at the middle of autumn and parts of southeastern Australia just saw a decent bout of snow on the weekend. But what does this early-season cold snap mean for the rest of Australia's 2021 snow season? Let's have a look at what to expect in the Australian Alps during the next six months.
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Cyclone Seroja leaves Kalbarri residents 'shell-shocked' as power may be out for days

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The power could be out for days in the Mid West region after towns were decimated by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja on Sunday night, which ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and flooded streets.
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Damaging winds lashing southern Australia

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Blustery and potentially damaging winds will spread across parts of South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria during the next 24 hours, whipping up dust and raising fire danger ratings in some areas.
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Iconic jetty decimated by cyclonic seas

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It was the pride of a town – a mile-long timber jetty which once supported a railway which helped transport livestock, wool, sandalwood and pearls around the world by ship.
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Northerly winds cause dust storms in SA, roads closed after three-car crash

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Authorities have closed roads and issued warnings to motorists as dust storms move across South Australia.
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'A vigorous cold front': why it's been so cold this week, with more on the way

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Across most of Australia this week, people have woken up and thought "Goodness, it's cold." Summer doonas are being changed to winter doonas.
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Debris in swollen Hawkesbury River causing problems for fishers and boaties

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Boaties and fishers are continuing to dodge debris submerged in the Hawkesbury River following last month's floods.
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Monday April 12, 2021

North Queensland banana farmer furious at lack of assistance after wind damage

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An Innisfail banana producer says growers are not receiving enough support six weeks after freak winds devastated the region's farms.
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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja destroys homes, historic jetty and leaves thousands without power

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Kalbarri has been decimated by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja with authorities estimating damage to about 70 per cent of the town's buildings.
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Total fire bans announced for nine South Australian districts ahead of windy conditions

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Total fire bans have been issued across nine South Australian districts for Tuesday, as "very strong northerly winds" cause dangerous fire weather conditions.
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Ex-tropical cyclone Seroja moves well south of the continent so don't expect more tropical rain

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Ex-tropical cyclone Seroja has already made its way into the Great Australian Bight and out to sea, dashing hopes for any desired boost to rainfall in the south-east.
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Big surf flips boulders across road in Port Fairy, reigniting climate change, coastal erosion concerns

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Wild surf has battered Victoria's south-west coast, sweeping large boulders onto roads and trapping a family on an island off Port Fairy.
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Coldest nights of year for Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, after heavy mountain snow

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Canberra locals always say they get the first frost by Anzac Day, but it came early this year, as the national capital plunged to an overnight minimum of -2.6°C not long after dawn, by far its chilliest night of the year and the coldest since August 2020.
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Cleaning up after Seroja as severe weather spreads inland

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Communities along the west coast of Western Australia are this morning assessing the damage caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja, which made landfall near Gregory last night.  Seroja come barrelling towards the coast as a category three severe tropical cyclone late on Sunday.
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Tools rescued from NSW floods repaired by Men's Shed volunteers to help in recovery effort

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In a rescue mission of a different kind, hundreds of flood-damaged tools and machinery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars are being repaired and returned to their owners to help in recovery efforts.  Like many others on the NSW Mid North Coast, Andy McCoubrie could do little but watch as homes and businesses were flooded three weeks ago, including his own workshop.
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Sunday April 11, 2021

Wide Bay Burnett remains desperately dry despite La Niña drenching much of Australia

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It is a map that tells an encouraging story for most of Australia but a cruel tale for an unlucky few.
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Tropical Cyclone Seroja makes landfall, weakens to category two system

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The destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Seroja is moving inland north of Geraldton after wind gusts of up to 170 kph were reported during landfall.
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Tropical Cyclone Seroja update

13:39 EST
Tropical Cyclone Seroja is tracking in a south-southeast direction and is expected to make landfall just north of Geraldton later this evening or early on Monday morning.
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Powerful south-westerly ground swell impacts Tasmania

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Very large, long period waves are making for treacherous conditions along the western and northern coastlines of Tasmania.  A series of cold fronts, which have brought gusty winds and cold conditions to much of the southeast, generated these large waves over the last week. Intense south to south-westerly winds over the Southern Ocean directed towards Australia with these fronts built this powerful swell event with passage of each frontal system across an already active sea state.  On Tasmania’s western coast, the Cape Sorell directional wave buoy captured some very large waves bringing dangerous surf.
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Body of woman, 78, missing since floods is found on rural property

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Police believe a body discovered yesterday belongs to a woman who went missing from the New South Wales Mid North Coast during last month's floods.
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Floods and landslides in Timor-Leste prompt 'overwhelming' response from Darwin community

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Salina Barreto has relatives in Timor-Leste whose homes have been washed down mountains after recent flooding and landslides.
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Saturday April 10, 2021

Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high as Joe Biden calls world leaders to climate talks

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Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a milestone 421 parts per million last weekend, the highest concentration in 3.6 million years according to the .
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Cold burst across the southeast

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A significant cold front is currently moving across the southeast of Australia this weekend, causing temperatures to drop, showers, gusty winds and some snow.
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Dropping to single digits in Sydney

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Sydneysiders can look forward to the coldest temperature of the year so far on Monday morning.
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Tropical Cyclone Seroja strengthens off WA coast as communities prepare for landfall

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A yellow alert has been issued for people in or near Carnarvon, down to Kalbarri, but not including the Kalbarri or Carnarvon townsites.
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Cyclone Odette forms off WA coast in rare weather event with Cyclone Seroja, triggering blue alert

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A second tropical cyclone has formed off Western Australia, triggering a blue alert across a major section of the state's coastline from just south of Coral Bay to Geraldton.
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Friday April 9, 2021

Seroja and Odette dancing dangerously close to Australia

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Two tropical cyclones are entangled in a dangerous dance that will bring severe weather to parts of Western Australia from this weekend.
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Emergency water to cost ratepayers $70k per week, as they seek solutions

04:53 EST

Frustrated Mount Morgan residents want a long-term solution to their dwindling town water supply in central Queensland, as carting water is costing the region's ratepayers $70,000 a week.

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