Cyclones, Floods & FiresPosted on the 06 February 2011 by Seabee
As I said yesterday, in Sydney we've had a record hot spell.
Overnight was as uncomfortable as predicted, it was still 30C at midnight and humidity up in the ninety percent area.
Then a southerly buster came through with a thunderstorm at 3pm today and at 5pm we were at 20C.
Up in far North Queensland they're counting the $billions of damage after Cyclone Yasi.
Photo:Dave Hunt AAP
In Victoria they're battleing huge floods across a lot of the state, with extensive stock losses and damage.
Photo: Nadine Walker ninensm
And right now over in Western Australia out-of-control bushfires are raging through suburbs of Perth.
The current situation is that 20 homes have been destroyed, mass evacuations are under way and firefighters are deperately trying to defend houses.
The Perth fires are still out of control, with 59 homes destroyed and 28 damaged.
These articles might interest you :
SMBs don’t have to spend a fortune or employ a data scientist to master social media data. In fact you may already have everything you need to glean a wealth... Read moreBy Marketingtango
BUSINESS, MARKETING & ADVERTISING
Local Zoos are Lit This Holiday Season Chicago is lucky to have not one, but two great zoos! This time of year, that means two great light displays. Read moreBy Urbanmatter Chicago
These charts are made with information in a recent Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between December 3rd and 5th of a random national sample of 1,417 adults, wit... Read moreBy Jobsanger
When you think of Argentina, the first images that will most likely come to mind will involve tango, Madonna’s Evita, gauchos and delicious steaks. And for... Read moreBy Davedtc
DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL, VACATION
[Cross-posted to By Common Consent]Recently a friend of mine shared a story with several of us about how he, while on vacation and with some spare time on his... Read moreBy Russellarbenfox
Data is one of the most important areas of focus for a CIO and their team. For years, the principal focus for IT, in partnership with the business, was... Read moreBy Ryderexchange
Ever since Tony Romo got injured in the Preseason, it has been rumored many times that he will play again this year, he is sidelined for the year and he will no... Read moreBy Bearbottomproductions
FOOTBALL, SOCCER, SPORTS
MOST POPULAR FROM ENVIRONMENT
- Sandwich to Deal Walk by Ashley Crombet-Beolens
- Images of new bleaching on Great Barrier Reef heighten fears of coral death by Garry Rogers
- How to wash a down comforter at home by Gfl
- Passive House Design: How It Works and Misconceptions Explained by Rinkesh
MOST RECOMMENDED IN ENVIRONMENT
- It must be baby season… by Iratemonkey
- 5 Animals That Mate For Life by Frontiergap
- Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate by Garry Rogers
- Go Green Week 2017: 3 Ways To Go Green by Frontiergap