Hurricane Delta damage cost the U.S. $2.9 billion, Hurricane Center report says
La Nina has ended, Australian weather bureau says
A La Nina weather event has subsided, Australia’s weather bureau said on Tuesday, ending a six-month spell of greater rainfall and cooler than average temperatures across the country’s east coast.
An end to the La Nina is expected to see average conditions across Australia for at least the next three months, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said.
While the event is blamed for the recent devastating floods across Australia’s east coast earlier this month, the wetter weather also drove record wheat production during the 2020/21 season.
Despite a return to average weather conditions, Australian farmers are expected to reap the benefits of recent heavy rain as soil moisture boosts crops that will be planted next month…
Wave of disasters sparks fears parts of Australia are becoming uninsurable
Tenterfield farmer Bronwyn Petrie says her insurance premiums have increased by around 20 per cent since last year and now she no longer insures parts of her farm because it’s too expensive.
Petrie’s family have owned a cattle and timber property for six generations near the north-east regional New South Wales town that has been hit with devastating fires, the pandemic and now, floods – all in the past 15 months.
The 60-year-old says poor regional fire management combined with the drought saw parts of the town burn that had never seen flames before. She lost farm infrastructure and fencing and now pays around $1800 per month for insurance, up from $1500 the previous year…