Flooding

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NSW floods and wet weather: towns along Hunter River ordered to evacuate
Emergency services rescue 12 people as forecasters warn that a second storm and rain front is on way

Mostafa Rachwani

28, Nov, 2021 @12:59 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Sydney’s Warragamba dam expected to spill as parts of city’s west prepare for flooding
WaterNSW says dam will reach full capacity and begin overflowing on Friday as catchment to be drenched with as much as 100mm of rain

Peter Hannam

26, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Torrential rain to hit NSW and Queensland this weekend amid wet summer outlook
A ‘wet and stormy’ few days of weather is predicted in New South Wales, with more than a dozen flood warnings in place

Caitlin Cassidy

25, Nov, 2021 @6:17 AM

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NSW floods: HSC student taken home via helicopter as towns face weeks of isolation
The ‘unwritten rule’ of community solidarity means people cut off by floodwaters are banding together

Natasha May

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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More than 5,000 homes in England approved to be built in flood zones
Insurers raise alarm but builders say housing crisis leaves them with no choice

Gwyn Topham and agencies

22, Nov, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Floods and wildfires are now normal life in small-town Canada
Locals traumatised by the scorching heat of the summer are having to rebuild their lives once again after massive flooding

Salmaan Farooqui in Nelson, British Columbia

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Canada storm: floods could lead to country-wide shortages as air force deployed to British Columbia – as it happened
Latest updates: Canadian Armed Forces deployed after massive disruption around Vancouver and rest of province

Samantha Lock (now) Dani Anguiano Gloria Oladipo and Oliver Holmes (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @3:36 AM

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Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’
Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

19, Nov, 2021 @2:12 AM

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Forbes locals urge premier to get NSW’s biggest inland dam project done after floods ruin crops
Farmers say inundation proves project is essential, but environment experts say there are better ways to manage floods and it is ‘kneejerk, pork-barrelling’

Natasha May and Peter Hannam

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Canada floods leave thousands of farm animals dead and more trapped
Frantic rescue operation to save livestock from submerged farms underway, with many animals in desperate need of food

Ashifa Kassam

18, Nov, 2021 @12:37 PM

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How bad is the British Columbia and Pacific north-west flooding and what caused it?
Flooding and landslides have devastated the western seaboard of Canada and the US, months after the region suffered a record-breaking heatwave

Chris Watson, Finbarr Sheehy and Pete Guest

18, Nov, 2021 @10:08 AM

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