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Drivers flee massive sandstorm in north-west China

Video shows a fast-moving wall of sand turning the sky yellow as drivers flee the billowing clouds.
Three cars speed down a desert road away from a gigantic desert sandstorm.

Massive sandstorm hits China's Qinghai province

Footage has emerged of a sandstorm that reportedly chased motorists for more than 100 kilometres across the Haixi region of Qinghai province.
Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds

Wild weather in south-east Queensland eases as low moves offshore

Queensland should get a reprieve from wet conditions today, after being hit by heavy rain and strong winds on Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
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An old lady films the beach as a man looks out.

Body recovered after man swept away by floodwaters in Nanango

By Alexander Lewis and staff
Swiftwater rescue crews are on the scene after flash flooding in Nanango and Kingaroy as an east coast low causes 6-metre waves and dangerous conditions in parts of Queensland.
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Police divers wade through murky floodwaters

Queenslanders urged to prepare for destructive winds and widespread rainfall in coming days

Wild winds and dangerous surf warnings are in place for much of Queensland's coastline, as an east coast low develops in the Coral Sea.
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A warning from lifeguards of dangerous conditions on a Gold Coast beach

How can black mould in water-damaged houses affect your health?

Wet weather across much of the country has caused a rapid rise in complaints about black mould.
Duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds

Severe erosion leaves Sydney's beaches 'sitting ducks' for future wild weather

Erosion on Sydney's beaches is nearing a dangerous tipping point, an expert warns, with up to 30 metres stripped off some beaches and another La Niña event expected later this year.
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Coastal erosion caused by recent floods

'Like an earthquake': Landslide starts to swallow home after NSW floods

The owner of a house in north-west Sydney that partially fell into a 6 metre-deep hole during a landslide says it felt "like an earthquake".
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A house on the edge of a sinkhole

Residents return home to face aftermath of NSW floods

For many, what's left is heartbreaking as more residents have been told they can return with caution where floodwaters have receded.
Duration: 4 minutes 37 seconds

Clean-up operations underway in flood-affected NSW

While evacuation orders have been lifted in many parts, danger still looms for rural residents facing days of isolation.
Duration: 2 minutes 32 seconds

Horses rescued from flooded property at Millers Forest

Emergency services and civilians have rescued several horses from a flooded property in Millers Forest.
Duration: 1 minute 9 seconds

Victorian emergency services come to NSW's aid following floods

Twenty-six SES volunteers and 11 Fire Rescue officers from Victoria have been deployed to assist the flood recovery effort in NSW.
Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds

NSW flood victims return home to wreckage, Premier says enormous challenge lies ahead

Flood-affected New South Wales residents are reminded to stay vigilant with flooding still isolating communities in the Hunter and Central Coast.
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Maitland flooding

Rescue operation for bulk carrier Portland Bay in rough weather

A rescue operation has taken place to bring the Portland Bay into Port Botany in rough weather conditions.
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Duration: 26 seconds

More flood relief to be available for affected residents in New South Wales

The Prime Minister says disaster payments worth up to one thousand dollars per adult will be available.
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Duration: 3 minutes 28 seconds

National maritime authority wants stranded ship moved in fear of worsening weather

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says that a ship stranded off the NSW coast must be moved today because the weather is expected to get worse, while the New South Wales Port Authority wants to take a cautious approach and wait for more favourable conditions.
Duration: 1 minute 44 seconds

Chinese authorities in race against time to rescue crew of a ship that sank off Hong Kong

Chinese rescue teams save a fourth person and recover 12 bodies as they continue searching for the missing crew members of an engineering ship that sank over the weekend with 30 people onboard. 
Picture of two men holding a chain to climb out of a sunk ship

National emergency declaration unnecessary at this stage, Federal Government says

Emergency Management Minister Murray Watt says current storm circumstances do not require the Federal Governmet to delclare a national emergency.
Duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds

Tugboat arrives on scene to assist powerless boat off Royal National Park

Authorities believe a tugboat has arrived to assist a cargo ship which has lost power in a storm off the coast of the Royal National Park, preventing it from being pushed towards the cliffs.
Duration: 50 seconds

Hong Kong's Flying Service rescue three from sinking crane

Rescue teams battled strong winds to winch the workers to safety.
Duration: 26 seconds

Torrential rain batters Sydney

An east coast low bearing down on Sydney overnight is forecast to drive further heavy rainfall on an already saturated catchment, leading to major floods on the Hawkesbury, Nepean, and Colo rivers.
Duration: 1 minute 21 seconds

East coast low develops and major flooding declared in NSW

Emergency officials say the Hawkesbury-Nepean River is experiencing major flooding, and Warragamba Dam is spilling earlier than expected.
Duration: 3 minutes 40 seconds

Crew member winched to safety from stricken engineering vessel

A crew member is winched to safety from an engineering vessel that snapped in half during a typhoon in the South China Sea.
Duration: 49 seconds

More than 20 people missing in Hong Kong waters after Typhoon Chaba snaps vessel in half

More than 20 people are missing after an engineering vessel with 30 crew members on board snapped in half during a typhoon in waters off the coast of Hong Kong. 
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A man in orange high visibility clothes winches another man up into a helicopter above rough seas

Weather bureau issues warnings as potential east coast low develops

The weather bureau is warning an east coast low could develop off the NSW coast, causing flash flooding and potential landslips over the coming days.
Duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds