Tropical Cyclone Rusty
TC Rusty has intensified to a Category 1 storm, it has an eye spanning 20 nautical miles, and is expected to unleash a significant storm surge in northern Western Australia. Authorities are warning residents in low lying areas to evacuate with a threat of flooding, high winds and a coastal tide.
Floods – New South Wales, Australia
The Pacific Highway remains cut between Kempsey and Clybucca, and again near Grafton, as floodwaters take time to subside on the New South Wales north and mid-north coast.
Across the state more that 22,000 people remain cut off by floodwaters, 10,000 of those are in the Macleay Shire
While the towns in this region have mostly been spared, large swathes or agricultural land is under water and herds of livestock are crowded on to small islands.
Eight river systems along the coast are in flood but all are steady or falling.
In the 1950s, major flooding in the region saw many farmers walk off their properties and never return. Authorities hope the same thing will not happen to this generation of farmers.
New Flooding in Mozambique
Flooding in Mozambique has now displaced more than 238,000 people.
Zambezi and Limpopo rivers have burst their banks and caused more flooding.
More than 186,000 people are currently living in evacuation centres.
Heavy Hail in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Quarter-size hailstones have been reported in New Orleans, Louisiana. No reports of significant damage.