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Thousands of Australians Flee Homes as Floods Inundate Towns

SYDNEY —Heavy rains deluged Australia’s east coast on Wednesday, submerging entire towns, while thousands of people fled their homes for the second time within weeks after fast-moving flood waters burst river banks and broke over levees. Several towns in northern …

Australia Floods Leave $1 Billion in Damage as Thousands Flee

Tens of thousands of residents from Sydney and Brisbane and nearby regional areas have been forced to flee their homes as extreme rainfall and persistent flooding wreaked havoc across Australia’s east coast. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to formally …

Sydney Braces for Flash Floods as Rain Disaster Moves South

SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney was preparing on Wednesday for dangerous flash flooding as population centers farther north began a massive cleanup operation after record floods that have claimed at least 14 lives along Australia’s east coast in recent days. The …

Thousands Evacuate in Worst Australian Floods in a Decade

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes by Tuesday and hundreds of thousands more were told to prepare to flee as parts of Australia’s southeast coast were inundated by the worst flooding …

Major Floods Swamp Australia’s East Coast, Claiming 8 Lives

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s third-most populous city Brisbane were under water Monday after heavy rain brought record flooding to some east coast areas and killed eight people. The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds is the worst …

Claims Business: Charles Taylor, Verisk and Hover, Sedgwick

Charles Taylor Teams Up With Fraud Keeper Charles Taylor has purchased a majority share in Fraud Keeper, a company based in Argentina that offers fraud detection program on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. Fraud Keeper has more than 20 years experience …

Australia Fights Court Ruling of a Climate Duty of Care

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Monday began its legal challenge to a judge’s landmark decision that the administration has a duty of care to prevent future climate change. The Federal Court battle over a proposed coal mine …

Trapped Sydney Driver Becomes First Flood Disaster Fatality

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A motorist trapped in a car in Sydney on Wednesday became the first fatality of the Australian east coast floods. The car was trapped in floodwater in northwest Sydney at dawn and emergency services recovered the …

Australian East Coast Rain to Ease but Flooding Continues

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall was forecast to ease across Australia’s east coast but floodwaters will linger for days across New South Wales state where 15,000 people were nervously waiting on Tuesday for potential orders to evacuate. Some 18,000 residents …

Dozens of Towns Isolated by Flooding in New South Wales, Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their homes as record rain continues to inundate the …