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Spike in flash flood alert service subscriptions

City of Newcastle is encouraging residents to register for its free flash flood alert service after July brought record-breaking rainfall and severe East Coast Lows.  July’s wet weather saw a 41% increase in subscriptions between 25 July – the day before an East...

Flash flooding causes chaos

Flash flooding has posed a tough challenge for Newcastle State Emergency Services (SES) crews. A heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon saw areas of Wallsend, Callaghan, Mayfield, New Lambton, Broadmeadow and the wider Hunter...

Scientists unearth climate history of nation’s biggest river basin

Scientists believe they may have found an invaluable record of floods and droughts in the Murray-Darling Basin that could date back to 8,000 years ago. As Australia’s most politically and economically significant...