The Sampson Flat bushfire which started on Friday 2nd January 2015 in the Adelaide Hills has blackened more than 12,000 hectares so far.
The following article shows a collection of satellite imagery showing the extent of the damage. Read more
Bushfires have destroyed more than 100 properties in Tasmania.
Strong winds up to 70 km/h is making the work of firefighters more difficult to bring several big bushfires under control.
In December 2007 Kangaroo Island, South Australia has been hit by a series of bushfires which destroyed more than 95000 hectares of forest ( 20% of the island) and unfortunately killed countless animals. The Flinders National Park, Vivionne Bay and D’Estrees Bay were the most ravaged area.
More than 800 personnel where involved in fire fighting efforts and the event was the largest bushfire operation in South Australia to date. Read more
Australia experiences each year a range of natural disasters including floods, bushfires, server storms, landslides and earthquakes. Queensland and New South Wales have experienced an increasing number of flood events in the past few years. Both populated areas along the coast as well as isolated rural towns have been hit hard and emergency services have had a hard time dealing with these disasters. Floods are estimated to be the most costly natural disaster in Australia and cost local and state governments hundreds of millions. Read more