(CNN) More than 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) as heavy rains and major flooding continue to inundate the state , causing some areas to resemble "inland seas." Rains have been impacting communities since Thursday but flooding intensified over the weekend, with images showing roads, trees and houses completely submerged in floodwaters in some areas. Up to 38 places across the state are regarded as natural disaster areas and 19 evacuation orders have been issued, with potentially more to come, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a news conference Monday. Much of the flooding has hit the mid-north coast, from Hunter Valley near Sydney to Coffs Harbour, but severe weather warnings have also been extended to include districts on the state's south coast for Tuesday as the rains are forecast to shift. Heavy rainfall is also developing inland in the north of the state Monday, while in the east, the … [Read more...] about Thousands evacuated in Australia as ‘life-threatening’ floods inundate New South Wales
Trough of bowland
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Good morning, did you love the weekend’s weather? If so, you’re going to love it again today with highs back in the mid-60s and lows starting off in the upper 30’s. READ MORE: Cops’ Posts To Private Facebook Group Show Hostility, Hate There will be just as much sunshine today as what we saw this weekend with hardly a cloud in the sky. (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) Looking ahead, our next chance for rain arrives on Wednesday morning with spot showers expected through the day. Going back to Tuesday, the day will be dry with a few clouds around. Clouds will begin to increase as we head into the evening hours. With the small changes in places along with warm air advection, I am bumping up highs to around 67 for Pittsburgh. READ MORE: Keeping You And Your Pets Safe From Fleas And Ticks (Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center) If you remember last week I had places with a chance for severe storms in the forecast for Thursday due to … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Weather: Clear Skies And Sunshine To Start The Week
SYDNEY - Australian authorities said Tuesday that more evacuation orders may be issued as relentless rains pummeled the country's east coast, with several regions in Sydney's west facing the worst floods in half a century. The wild weather system pounding New South Wales (NSW) over the last three days was expected to gather more strength in the next 24 hours thanks to the combination of a tropical low over northern Western Australia and a coastal trough off the east. "Overnight, unfortunately, some weather conditions have worsened, and those weather conditions are likely to worsen during the day so many communities will experience increasing heavy rainfall," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters. Berejiklian said 15,000 more residents may need to be evacuated soon after authorities moved 18,000 to safe zones Monday. With 38 disaster areas declared in the state, authorities Tuesday described the next 24 hours as critical, as fast-moving flood waters overflowed riverbanks … [Read more...] about More Australia Flood Evacuations Possible as Rains Remain Heavy
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on Tuesday as torrential rains again pummeled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes , roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century. The national weather agency has posted severe weather warnings in every mainland state or territory but one, affecting about 10 million people in the country of 25 million, across an area the size of Alaska. "The rain and flood situation does remain dynamic and extremely complex," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters. No deaths were reported, but thousands of people have been rescued by emergency services in recent days. About 18,000 people have been evacuated with authorities expecting about 15,000 others to join them. Images shared on social media showed entire bridges washed away, stranded animals and submerged homes in New South Wales, the most populous and most affected state. Read More … [Read more...] about 40% of Australia’s entire population under severe weather warnings covering an area the size of Alaska
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 24 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. What if liberty and democracy are opposites? What if the principle underlying liberty is to restrain the government to maximize individual autonomy? What if the principle underlying democracy is to unleash the government to give the people whatever they want? What if personal liberty is an individual birthright because we are created in the image and likeness of God? What if just as God is perfectly free, we are perfectly free? What if our personal liberties are integral to our humanity? What if personal freedom -- which we are free to abuse -- is God’s greatest gift, after life itself? What if, without freedom, we would not be fully human but subservient to whomever or whatever took our freedoms away or persuaded us to surrender them? What if government is essentially the negation of liberty? What if … [Read more...] about Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Who will keep our liberties safe?