December 12, 2017

Storm causes stage collapse at Belguim music festival

Reports from Belguim say that four people have been killed and 40 injured when a violent storm swept through the Pukkelpop music festival 65km east of Brussels. About 60,000 people were at the event in the town of Hasselt, when strong winds and torrential rain caused stage rigging to collapse. … [Read more...]

Snow storm causes chaos in New Zealand

The snow storm that has gripped New Zealand for three days is set to continue for some time yet. Many schools in Wellington and the South Island have been closed. Airports and roads have also been badly affected. Power outages have become commonplace. "There is some way to go here before it is … [Read more...]

Chaos in Sydney as wild weather causes havoc

Sydney is facing another day of extreme weather after a storm left 33,000 homes without power and two trains disabled by downed trees. At Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains, paramedics were called to treat three people when a train reportedly carrying 20 passengers had its front carriage crushed … [Read more...]

Search for missing toddler taken by Oklahoma tornado

Teams of rescuers are scouring the countryside in Canadian County, Oklahoma, for 3 year-old Ryan Hamil who went missing when a violent storm went through the area on Tuesday. Ryan Hamil was with his mother and his siblings in their home when the storm hit, said Pam Capener, the boy's great-aunt. … [Read more...]

Blog: Stop this New Zealand weather madness and bring on summer

We thought things couldn't get much worse after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch but the bad news just keeps on coming in little old New Zealand. With many homes and businesses in Christhchurch devastated and the never ending barrage of after shocks fraying whats left of peoples nerve … [Read more...]