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Three German backpackers reported among dead in Australian bushfires

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 4:35am MDT

Sydney (dpa) – Three German backpackers and a local farmer were reported killed in bushfires on the south coast of Western Australia Wednesday. The German man and two women were killed in their car as they tried to flee the raging bushfires, the broadcaster ABC reported local people near Esperance saying. A police spokesman declined […]

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NASA satellite captures image of Australian wildfires

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 5:06pm MDT

Satellite imagery of wildfires is something we are certainly used to seeing here in Colorado, particularly the last couple of years.  Summertime in Australia brings wildfire danger as well and a NASA satellite captured smoke billowing from a blaze down under. Much of Australia has been gripped by record-setting heat in recent weeks thus leading […]

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Australian family shares terrifying story, photos of escape from wildfire

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 1:24pm MDT

Record-setting heat and tinder dry conditions have brought devastating bushfires to Australia in recent weeks, hitting the island state of Tasmania the hardest. One family’s harrowing escape was captured in terrifying detail with pictures of them fleeing to water to avoid the fast moving flames.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com and check out […]

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Video captures stunning waterspout in Australia’s Batemans Bay

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 8:35am MDT

The normally tranquil ocean front of New South Wales, Australia saw much different conditions as Mother Nature brought severe thunderstorms to the area on Sunday. In addition to lightning and hail, a massive waterspout ripped through Batemans Bay’s waters.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com or click here to watch the video.

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Australian Outback bushfire spawns amazing fire tornado

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 8:06am MDT

While North America has dealt with a deadly and devastating wildfire season, Australia as well has seen many bushfires rage across its wild lands. One fire in recent days burning near Alice Springs spawned a rare fire tornado that whirled through the Outback for 40 minutes.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com and […]

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Flood weary Queensland, Australia struck by tropical cyclone

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:54pm MDT

Devastating flooding over the past month and a half inundated hundreds of thousands of square miles in the Australian state of Queensland.  The last thing the weary residents needed was more stormy weather but that is what came in the form of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Just a few days ago Tropical Cyclone Anthony made […]

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Aussie teens learn what type of flotation device not to use in a flooding river

Friday, January 21st, 2011 3:47pm MDT

Sometimes you just can’t save people from themselves.  With Australia battling flooding across four of its states, emergency officials have had their hands full providing relief and rescuing those affected by the disaster.  The Natural Disasters Examiner reports about how the decision by a young couple to test the floodwaters with inflatable sex dolls earlier this […]

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Australian floods continue unabated flooding hundreds of thousands of square miles

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 4:58pm MDT

The death toll from the relentless flooding in Queensland, Australia continues to climb as four people were killed in a flash flood.  The rising waters have inundated an area covering hundreds of thousands of square miles and now threaten the city of Brisbane.  The most recent fatalities, two adults and two children, occurred near the […]

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Flooding in Australia reaches ‘biblical proportions’, turns deadly

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 5:42pm MDT

Residents of Australia’s state of Queensland are facing an extraordinary deluge following record-setting rain.  In recent weeks an unusually heavy rainy season coupled with Tropical Storm Tasha has affected an area of land bigger than France and Germany combined. Queensland’s state treasurer Andrew Fraser  told media last week, “It is a disaster of biblical proportions.”  […]

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Queensland, Australia readies for Tropical Cyclone Ului

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 6:44am MDT

The eastern coast of Australia was on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Ului prepared to make landfall in Queensland. Packing winds approaching 75 mph (165 km/hr), the government has begun evacuations in advance of the powerful storm. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Ului had shown intensification over the past six hours and was […]

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