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The remains of a buried vintage car sit in a drought-affected property located in the Goolhi area on the outskirts of the north-western New South Wales town of Gunnedah, Australia, on October 3, 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared the ongoing drought through the Murray Darling Basin to be the worst on record, with current conditions now exceeding the Federation Drought (1895-1903), the WWII drought (1937-1947) and the Millennium drought (1997-2009). The Federal and NSW Governments announced a new drought emergency funding plan on Sunday 13 October, with $1billion to go to water infrastructure for rural and regional communities impacted by the devastating drought in NSW. The plan will include a $650m upgrade of Wyangala Dam in the NSW central west and a $480m new Dungowan Dam near Tamworth. However, critics of the plan are calling for more immediate solutions.

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about absolute disaster people. In that spirit each night during the 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Woman in suspected shark attack was on day off from making shark documentary

A woman in Australia was suspected to have been bitten by a shark on her day off from filming a shark documentary, on Shark Awareness Day. The 29-year-old woman, identified as Anika Craney, was swimming off Fitzroy Island, near Cairns in Queensland, when she suffered leg injuries in a suspected shark attack.

Florida man dumps cup full of semen on woman at Panera Bread, police say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WPEC) - Investigators say a man dumped a cup of what is believed to be semen on a woman at a Panera Bread in Tallahassee.Tallahassee Police had little trouble making the arrest, because the suspect left his cellphone behind at the scene

Be sure to tune in each night at 10pm if you want to play along.