New Zealand Bridge Washed Away During a Severe Storm

The Waiho bridge over a river in New Zealand’s South Island has been washed away in a severe rainstorm, prompting the authorities to declare a state of emergency. The storm battered the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, forcing…

Fire and Floods brings Devastation to Australian East Coast

While Queensland firefighters fight 140 fires, many of which are threatening towns in central and northern Queensland, an east coast low is dumping record amounts of rain on central New South Wales. Fires Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in…

63,000 People in 85 Villages Impacted by Myanmar Dam Collapse

The Swar creek dam in Myanmar failed last Wednesday unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes in 85 villagers. The disaster highlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last…

If the floods are not enough, now crocodile appear in north Queensland floodwaters

Queenslanders aren’t just worried about rising floodwaters. Far north Queensland has been declared a disaster zone as flood waters completely cut the town off. As the waters reseed crocodiles are being found close to town. A local woman, Rhonda Brown,…

When the road is not an option

Help! Flood, landslides or earthquakes destroyed our road. Emergency services need to get through with their appliances to extinguish a fire, to pump potable water, to pump out a dam or to de-water a flooded area or critical assets. That…

Whanganui NZ has experienced its biggest recorded flood

Whanganui NZ has experienced its biggest recorded flood, with at least 200 people forced from their homes by rising waters. A civil defense emergency was called before the flood waters rose overnight on Saturday and the Whanganui River breach the…

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