NSW man practices for national drone racing championships | ABC News

At speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour, Heath Whibley darts around farm machinery and sprints across paddocks in effortless style. The 20-year-old drone pilot has no boundaries on the family farm at Crooble in northern New South Wales, which he has moved back to after his agribusiness degree was forced to go online … Read more NSW man practices for national drone racing championships | ABC News

Breached Dams, Flooding in Midland, Michigan Threaten Dow Chemical Complex

Dow Chemical activated its emergency operations center after rising waters caused river dams to break in Michigan. President Donald Trump said he’s sending federal emergency workers to Midland, Michigan, where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. After … Read more Breached Dams, Flooding in Midland, Michigan Threaten Dow Chemical Complex

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Dam Failures Are a ‘500-Year Event’

President Donald Trump said he’s sending federal emergency workers to Midland, Michigan, where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. After two days of heavy rainfall, water from Lake Wixom breached one dam yesterday evening and then another … Read more Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Dam Failures Are a ‘500-Year Event’

WATCH: Michigan Gov. Whitmer provides update on dam break in Edenville, Mich.

Unprecedented flooding was ongoing Wednesday morning in Midland County, Mich., after a pair of dams collapsed following record rainfall. Thousands of residents have been told to evacuate as floodwaters gush into the communities along the Tittabawassee River, inundating homes and businesses and prompting an emergency declaration from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). Read more: https://wapo.st/2Zm1IC1. … Read more WATCH: Michigan Gov. Whitmer provides update on dam break in Edenville, Mich.

Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

The biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in about two decades may likely weaken as it hits coasts of India and Bangladesh late on Wednesday, with authorities making preparations to evacuate more than 5 million people to safer places. Cyclone Amphan, equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, is expected to attain a sustained … Read more Biggest Storm in 2 Decades Spurs India And Bangladesh, Evacuate Millions

Huge waves cause flooding in E China city

Big waves triggered by strong winds and recent rainfall hit the coastline in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Friday. Parts of Macao Road were submerged and vehicles flooded. The police issued a warning, and the road was temporally closed. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Huge waves cause flooding in E China city

Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month

Heavy rains in #Kenya have caused floods and landslides that have left 194 dead and destroyed crops since the deluge began last month, complicating the fight against the #coronavirus. The #flooding comes after similarly deadly rainfall at the end of 2019, and brings with it a second wave of locusts with massive swarms forming in … Read more Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month

Promising signs for farmers as good rainfall and strong demand lift confidence | ABC News

Despite a gloomy economic forecast for the nation, there are promising signs Australian farmers are well set up to buck the trend. Good rainfall and strong demand for produce has buoyed confidence across the countryside, but there are still significant challenges ahead. National rural reporter Clint Jasper reports. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Promising signs for farmers as good rainfall and strong demand lift confidence | ABC News

‘Everything is gone’ | Residents of Yemen’s Sanaa flooded out of their homes and livelihoods

In Sanaa, Yemen, a torrential rainfall left residents with damaged homes, vehicles, and shops. The flooding brutally entered homes ruining furniture, clothes, and food, leaving residents with nothing in an already fraught time of being trapped in homes. In the aftermath, the people of Sanaa are seen scavenging through the waste for a glimmer of … Read more ‘Everything is gone’ | Residents of Yemen’s Sanaa flooded out of their homes and livelihoods

Rain fills Western NSW dams for first time in years | ABC News

Long-awaited, soaking rain has finally reached parts of Western New South Wales that have missed out until now. A deluge of wet weather has seen some towns approach or even exceed their total rainfall from 2019. Many farmers haven’t seen significant falls for years, and the rain is starting to fill dams, revive pastures and … Read more Rain fills Western NSW dams for first time in years | ABC News

Indonesia Floods Force Thousands to Leave Homes

Feb.27 — Thousands of homes and buildings in parts of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and its suburbs remain flooded, the Associated Press reported, after two tropical cyclones earlier in the week off the nation’s coast triggered extremely heavy rainfall, inundating houses in low-lying areas and forcing the evacuation of residents.

Rain an ‘absolute saviour’ for farmers, but could this dam have helped them sooner? | ABC News

NSW’s mid-north coast is normally an area of high rainfall, where farmers take full advantage of fertile soils. While the weather has been true to form recently, the region has been in a prolonged drought. Farmers had hoped to access a 200 megalitre capacity dam, but say regulators have been standing in the way. Read … Read more Rain an ‘absolute saviour’ for farmers, but could this dam have helped them sooner? | ABC News

More than 100 flood warnings as rain continues across Britain | ITV News

Parts of the UK which have already been saturated by heavy rainfall and flooding are braced as forecasters warn of further wet weather. The Environment Agency (EA) said there were 106 flood warnings in place for England on Thursday morning, including six severe warnings indicating lives were in danger in communities near the Welsh border. … Read more More than 100 flood warnings as rain continues across Britain | ITV News

Storm Dennis: Army deployed to help with flood preparations

The army has been deployed in West Yorkshire as the second dangerous storm in as many weeks sweeps across the United Kingdom. Forecasters say the “perfect storm” could bring a month’s rainfall in one day and some parts of the country may see up to 12cm (4.7in), with hundreds of homes at risk of flooding. … Read more Storm Dennis: Army deployed to help with flood preparations

Widespread flooding wreaks havoc on Australia’s east coast | ABC News

Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales are mopping up after record rainfall and flooding. In the aftermath of ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi a woman is missing, schools have been closed and people can’t get to work. The Tweed Shire has been declared a disaster area. Some small towns are isolated as flood waters slowly recede. … Read more Widespread flooding wreaks havoc on Australia’s east coast | ABC News