Menu
News

Uluru National Park closed due to flooding from giant storm

A MASSIVE Christmas night storm and heavy rain that has sparked damaging flash floods in Central Australia is being described as a once-in-a-half-century weather event by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

A quarter of the community of Kintore was evacuated after it was drenched by 232mm of rain in the 24 hours since 9:00am yesterday - taking the December total to a record 373.4mm.

61.4mm fell from 8:00pm to 9:00pm on Christmas night alone, which BOM labelled a one-in-50-year rainfall event.

Northern Territory police said it had caused significant flash flooding woes for the 400 people living in Kintore, which is located about 520km west of Alice Springs near the Western Australia border.

"There's a significant number of houses that have been affected by flooding in some capacity," said Acting Superintendent Pauline Vicary.

Read more at ABC News Online

Topics:  bom flooding uluru



FACS workers to strike over child welfare concerns

Public Service Association says a new child protection IT system is putting kids at risk.

"They can't provide proper care for the children”

Fur-ociously friendly fire brigade mascot

Fireman Sam with deputy captain Dean Snape at the Goonellabah Fire Station.

Meet Goonellebah's newest fire-fighter

Jodie's Inspiration tees off 2018 fundraising campaign

The third annual charity golf day will be on again this weekend, Sunday February 25.

200 amateur and seasoned players will hit the course

Local Partners