Cairns – One of the most powerful cyclones on record began pounding Australia’s northeast coast, threatening popular tourist cities and sending people scrambling to find refuge after police turned them away from overcrowded shelters.
Cyclone Yasi, packing winds of up to 300km/h near its core, started to come ashore along hundreds of kilometres of coastline on [...]
A terrifying, top strength cyclone is barrelling towards Australia’s populous northeast coast on Wednesday, threatening to become one of the most lethal storms in the country’s history.
As the winds whipped up by Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi began wreaking havoc along the Queensland coast, state Premier Anna Bligh warned the region’s one million residents to steel [...]
Sydney – Australian troops and emergency workers were on Monday battling huge flooding in the country’s northeast that has left at least two people dead, with the worst devastation yet to come for some areas.
Up to 200 000 people are estimated to have been hit by the fast-flowing waters that have left 22 rural towns [...]