It's official: Australia's floods and bushfires make it one of the most disaster-hit places, in the most disaster-prone region on the planet.
There are about 80 bushfires burning across Queensland, while New South Wales has been hit by a 'supercell storm'.
The Bureau of Meteorology last month flagged significant changes to its forecasting, but the director is promising a new automated system will allow for better, tailored forecasts.
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After flood waters ruined the dream home she had moved into only two months earlier, Jo Groves then lost more than $14,000 of her insurance money to an invoice scam.
Researchers have found that man-made climate change has increased Hurricane Florence's rainfall by 50 per cent.
Authorities say the combination of rain and storm surge will produce severe, widespread flooding.
Last year 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still, write Jane McAdam and John Church.
Rains which began earlier in the month, have triggered floods, landslides and the destruction of many homes.
You may think that managing the weather as a tradie is simple; just down tools when it is too hot or too wet, but when there is a pay cheque on the line it is not so clear cut.
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According to UNICEF figures, over 1300 families are in need of emergency shelter.