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Jan 4, 2011

Australia floods force evacuations

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia (Reuters) – Floodwaters eased in Australia’s major coal mining region on Tuesday to allow some mines to slowly resume production, although most remain idle as devastating floods affect some 200,000 people and force towns to be evacuated.

Floods have submerged or disrupted life across an area the size of France and Germany combined, according to the premier of Queensland state, and more people evacuated their homes on Tuesday as others built moats and sandbag levees to stop waters surging downstream.

Jan 4, 2011

Australia floods force evacuations, recede in coal

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia (Reuters) – Floodwaters eased in Australia’s major coal mining region on Tuesday, allowing some mines to slowly resume production although most remained idle, as devastating floods affect some 200,000 people and force towns to be evacuated.

Floods have submerged or disrupted life across an area the size of France and Germany combined, according to the premier of Queensland state. The floodwaters have brought coking coal production and exports to a virtual standstill, pushing world coal prices higher.

Jan 4, 2011

Australia floods force evacuations, recede in coal mine area

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Floodwaters
eased in Australia’s major coal mining region on Tuesday,
allowing some mines to slowly resume production although most
remained idle, as devastating floods affect some 200,000
people and force towns to be evacuated.

Floods have submerged or disrupted life across an area the
size of France and Germany combined, according to the premier
of Queensland state. The floodwaters have brought coking coal
production and exports to a virtual standstill, pushing world
coal prices higher.

Jan 4, 2011

Australia floods force more evacuations, hit coal exports

GLADSTONE, Australia, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Australia’s
biggest floods in decades forced more people in rural and
mining areas to evacuate on Tuesday, with waters yet to peak
in one of the worst affected towns, as the country’s
commodity-export boom took a hit from coal mine closures.

Floods have submerged or disrupted life across an area the
size of France and Germany combined, according to the premier
of Queensland state, bringing the nation’s biggest coal region
to a virtual standstill and pushing world coal prices higher.

Jan 3, 2011

Australian floods submerge towns

GRACEMERE, Australia (Reuters) – Military aircraft ferried supplies to an Australian town slowly sinking beneath swollen rivers on Monday, as record flooding in the country’s northeast severed roads and ports, curtailing coal exports and devastating farmland.

Floods covering an area the size of France and Germany combined submerged the Capricorn Highway, the major traffic artery through Queensland state. High waters surged into homes in the sinking town of Rockhampton, sending furniture and refrigerators cascading down torrents of floodwater.

Jan 3, 2011

Australian floods submerge towns, coal exports hit

GLADSTONE, Australia (Reuters) – Military aircraft flew supplies to an Australian town slowly disappearing beneath floodwaters on Monday, as record flooding in the country’s northeast continues to cut coal exports and devastate wheat production.

Flooding covering an area greater than France and Germany combined has caused more than A$1 billion ($980 million) in damage, forced thousands from their homes and hit the commodity exports that are a mainstay of the Australian economy.

Jan 2, 2011

Australian military flies in flood relief supplies

GLADSTONE, Australia (Reuters) – Military aircraft flew supplies to an Australian town slowly disappearing under floodwaters, as authorities warned on Monday that record floods that have devastated the northeast were far from over.

The spreading environmental disaster is estimated to have caused more than A$1 billion ($980 million) in damage, has forced thousands from their homes and has hit the economy hard, particularly coal mining and agriculture.

Jan 2, 2011

Record floods swamp Australia’s northeast

GLADSTONE, Australia, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Large parts of
Australia’s coastal northeast disappeared under floodwaters on
Sunday in a spreading disaster that has brought some of the
highest floods on record and forced thousands from their homes.

Queensland State Treasurer Andrew Fraser described the
floods as a “disaster of biblical proportions” and said the
ultimate cost would exceed A$1 billion ($980 million).

Jan 2, 2011

Floods “of biblical proportions” hit Australia’s northeast

GLADSTONE, Australia (Reuters) – Large parts of Australia’s coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge.

Queensland State Treasurer Andrew Fraser described the floods as a “disaster of biblical proportions” and said the ultimate cost would exceed A$1 billion ($980 million).

Dec 27, 2010
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Sydney to Hobart: A “Wild Thing” experience

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Every year on Boxing Day, the peaceful waters of the Sydney harbour become rough and wild with nearly 100 yachts making their way to Hobart – a race that I’ve covered 3 times now.

Photographers are assigned to media boats to get close to the main yachts. Very often you get so close to the massive super-maxi yachts that you feel like crashing every now and then. Despite this feeling, and my severe motion sickness, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race is an event I enjoy covering.

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