Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.
Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service have issued a severe storm warning to Victorians across the state, to prepare for freakish weather with massive rainfall, flooding and lightning strikes. Huge storms have already hit Australia’s south-east and are moving towards Victoria, expected to reach Melbourne in the evening of Friday 1 December, BOM predicts.
A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.
The spring 2017 and summer 2017‒18 bushfire season has been tipped as high risk over most of Australia, due to climatic conditions in the last six months. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.
Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.
Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours.
14 March, 2017 The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for residents and businesses across New South Wales.
You’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work on the farm. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you’re prepared for it all.