posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 09:15 PM
Firstly Id just like to say the Premier & Prime Minister (I dislike both so not defending them) are all over the news, ABC News 24 is almost non-stop
The floods are on their way to Brisbane, Queenslands capital city, which has a river run through the middle of it. The flood prevention dam is full &
all flood gates are fully open, so dont be surprised if you hear news of Brisbane flooding in the next day, maybe even tonight. Some areas are already
on evacuation alert, the Brisbane River has already broken its banks. Some roads around Brisbane have been cut.
There are 8 confirmed dead & 72 people missing.
Lets also not forget that, in typical Australian style, in the state of Western Australia, south of its capital Perth, there are bushfires raging,
The fire/drought/flood cycle is completely normal for Australia, BUT, floods on this scale are going to break every record Id say. Floods, fire etc
are totally normal, but not this wide spread & fast moving.
These floods are also heading to the state of NSW. My cousins live on a river up near the NSW/QLD border & I have no doubt they have or are getting
ready to evacuate.
Try these sites for up to date info;
We are getting offers of assistance from around the Pacific, the US & UN. We have accepted manpower from New Zealand & they are on the ground now.
The rain keeps falling all along the eastern 1/3 of Australia.