Businesses in the Dandenong Ranges are hurting after Victoria’s fourth lockdown and prolonged closures due to the recent storms.
- by Benjamin Preiss
Eastern Australia, already soaked by big rain events and storms this year, could be in for more flooding as conditions in the Indian Ocean and Pacific tilt to favour increased rainfall.
- by Peter Hannam
Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash, the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that caused flash floods and spurred tornadoes in Alabama.
- by Jeff Amy and Amy Forliti
Kalorama couple Nat and Lee Guest were among those who bore the brunt of the storms that hit a week and a half ago. Now they are starting to pick up the pieces.
- by Tammy Mills
Four thousand homes remain without power in the storm-ravaged Dandenong Ranges as the state government offered small generators to affected homes and finally called in the army to help with the clean-up effort.
- by Ashleigh McMillan
For those in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, it felt as if the whole mountain was shaking. In Gippsland, it was worse than a cyclone.
- by Tom Cowie, Benjamin Preiss and Erin Pearson
The Victorian government is set to ask the Commonwealth to send more Australian Defence Force members to assist with clearing roads and doorknocking after a deadly storm lashed the state last week.
- by Ashleigh McMillan
An energy emergency has been declared for flood-threatened Yallourn coal mine and power station, while residents still without power will get a weekly payment of up to $1680.
- by Roy Ward, Benjamin Preiss and Hanna Mills Turbet
Emergency authorities have warned wet weather later this week may pose some risk as restrictions are lifted on travel for Melburnians.
- by Benjamin Preiss and Tom Cowie
Trees crashed through John Carlyle’s loungeroom roof and destroyed much of his Kalorama house, yet he has chosen to remain among the devastation.
- by Benjamin Preiss and Erin Pearson
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit parts of Gippsland already experiencing flooding, although the Bureau of Meteorology is not expecting similar downpours to those that caused evacuations last week.
- by Tom Cowie and Benjamin Preiss