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.
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