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'If you don't need to be here, get out:' Warning issued as Cyclone Veronica threatens Pilbara

'If you don't need to be here, get out:' Warning issued as Cyclone Veronica threatens Pilbara

“There hasn’t been a cyclone up that part of the world for some time, so we are concerned about some level of complacency slipping in. This is a serious event and we are taking it as that."

  • by Hannah Barry

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Northern Territory residents take shelter as Cyclone Trevor looms

Northern Territory residents take shelter as Cyclone Trevor looms

Cyclone Trevor intensifies to category three and picks up speed as it barrels towards the Northern Territory coast, with more than 2000 people evacuated.

'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase
Emergency services

'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase

Winds from Cyclone Trevor are forecast to reach 275km/h while gusts of up to 320 km/h are tipped for Cyclone Veronica.

  • by Peter Hannam
Cyclone Idai toll rises as rescue teams fight to reach victims in inland sea
Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai toll rises as rescue teams fight to reach victims in inland sea

Witnesses told of corpses floating down swollen rivers and aerial footage showed families perched on rooftops and in the upper branches of submerged trees days after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa.

  • by Peta Thornycroft and Adrian Blomfield
Shed doors shredded as Cyclone Trevor turns Queensland town into 'war zone'

Shed doors shredded as Cyclone Trevor turns Queensland town into 'war zone'

Hundreds of residents remain without power in far north Queensland as the clean-up continues on Thursday.

  • by Toby Crockford
BHP sends non-essential workers home as Veronica inches closer to Pilbara coast
The Pilbara

BHP sends non-essential workers home as Veronica inches closer to Pilbara coast

Pilbara residents are being warned to brace for a potential category four cyclone, expected to hit the WA coast on Sunday. 

  • by Heather McNeill
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Cyclone Trevor could hit Northern Territory as category 4

Cyclone Trevor could hit Northern Territory as category 4

Cyclone Trevor has uprooted trees, caused schools and road to close and caused power outages due to severe wind gusts and heavy rain since it made landfall in Queensland's north.

  • by Liza Kappelle
Fresh water trucked in, crops destroyed as floodwaters swamp US midwest
USA

Fresh water trucked in, crops destroyed as floodwaters swamp US midwest

In all, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson estimated $565 million of crop losses from fields left unplanted or planted late and up to $706 million in livestock losses due to the flooding.

  • by Margery Beck
'Like a six-hour freight train': Cyclone Trevor clean-up begins

'Like a six-hour freight train': Cyclone Trevor clean-up begins

Residents in far north Queensland had to endure six hours of gale-force winds which brought trees down and sent sheds flying.

  • by Toby Crockford
'Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling': foreign aid flows to cyclone-hit Africa
Zimbabwe

'Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling': foreign aid flows to cyclone-hit Africa

The European Union released $5.61 million in emergency aid, and the United Kingdom pledged up to $11.24 million. Neighbouring Tanzania's military airlifted 238 tons of food and medicine.

  • by Edith M. Lederer
Cyclone Idai potentially ‘one of the worst’ disasters in the southern hemisphere
Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai potentially ‘one of the worst’ disasters in the southern hemisphere

Potentially 1.7 million people were in the direct path of the cyclone, the United Nations estimated on Tuesday, and rain is forecast to continue in parts of the region for several days.

  • by Alan Yuhas