Thursday, January 13, 2011

Queensland Floods

The devastating floods in the state of Queensland, Australia have been wreaking absolute havoc here in the Land Down Under. People have died and many have lots their homes. It is truly a devastating time for Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and many other QLD cities and towns. Flooding is now also affecting northern NSW and even Victoria.

I read a little while ago that the amount of land affected by the floods in Queensland alone is equivalent to the size of 2 times the size of the state of Texas, USA; or Germany and France put together.

Please, if you can, donate to the Premier's Appeal for the floods. The Premier Anna Bligh is basically like a Governor in the USA; this is a legitimate disaster appeal.

Many of us Aussies donate to these causes all the time, like Haiti and Hurricane Katrina. We did not think that soon it would be here again; Brisbane's last major flood was in 1974. The next bit, the clean up, will take a long time and will cost many billions of dollars.

If you would like to find out more about the floods, there are constant updates here.

Image: Michel Itel

Image: Carolyn Smith

Image: Shannon Newman

Image: Dave Hunt of AAP

Image: Brent Clayton

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