WET WET WET from Today


The Coast will start to feel it from Wednesday, and inland will begin to see rain and more rain from Thursday. An initial Flood Watch has been issued for Queensland coastal catchments from Cairns to Gladstone and it extends inland to include parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments. Bureau … [Read more...]

Don’t forget the West


As Rockhampton and near areas have their moment with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie the call is ringing out to Queensland - Don’t forget the still drought affected west. The huge amounts of rain seen along the coast and near inland has for the main, bypassed the west and as headlines focus on … [Read more...]

ADF Steps Up Operation Queensland Assist 17


The Australian Defence Force (ADF) are now on the ground in Our Towns as Operation Queensland Assist 17 to help the people and communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Acting Chief of Joint Operations, Major General Stuart Smith said the ADF has committed around 1,200 personnel and … [Read more...]

Collinsville Begins the Clean Up


Police and emergency services have expressed admiration for the Collinsville community. They say they are proud of the Collinsville communities preparation before the cyclone and community spirit since. The town has suffered damage from the cyclone with the top pub, food store and various … [Read more...]

Aid for Agriculture

Hurricane Matthew-damaged squash crops in Northeast Florida

Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says his department is working closely with industry and agricultural producers to ensure assistance is available for those impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. “It could be some days before we have a clear picture of the scale of the damage to crops, stock and … [Read more...]

Happy Ending – Search and Rescue, Whitsundays

whitos boat rescue

Two men stranded after their vessel ran aground on rocks near Whitsunday Island have been located. At the height of Cyclone Debbie, the pair were able to send an SOS E-mail message to loved ones in NSW who alerted local Police and authorities. As conditions allowed, Rescue operations swung … [Read more...]