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I have been watching as well. Apparently the water will peak only sometime today - so as of right now it is still rising.
Sent: January 12, 2011 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: Email from My Daughter in Australia I received Today Re: Flooding
I Have been watching is on the news...it is crazy haw bad it is getting there!!
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:06 AM
This email is from a co-worker. I had no clue that the floods in Australia were this bad.
Sent: January 11, 2011 10:54 AM
Subject: Email from My Daughter in Australia I received Today Re: Flooding
We're fine where we are, the news just said that Brisbane, which is a city the size of Toronto is being evacuated and surrounding areas, that they are going to flood in the next few hours, bigger flood than the biggest one in 1974, water is expected to reach 22 metres high. In Toowoomba where () sister's live, had what they are calling an inland tsunami yesterday, swept whole families away in their vehicles, 72 people are missing, 8 dead in Toowoomba. We were supposed to go there today, imagine we had decided to go yesterday instead. There is an area now flooded here in Queensland the size of one whole state, so about the size of Manitoba is flooded, death toll is expected to rise. Our house is fine in Townsville, and we are fine at () parents place, but businesses and grocery stores are closed and people are advised to stay at home. Its really quite sad for the thousands and thousands of people whose houses and lives are affected by this, this will be costing billions for the government to fix, and will be devastating to the economy the next year. We are soooo lucky that we are fine where we are and () sisters are safe and their houses aren’t flooded.
Love you all, and we'll keep you updated, about the levels here. Its really worth checking out the news here on the internet, channel 7 news Queensland, of channel 10 news Queensland, or Sunrise morning show.
Originally posted by punterdeb
This is not a post for the sake of just posting.
PLEASE...can people from countries other than australia let us here all know if this absolute tragic disaster is being reported overseas?
How much media coverage is this story of the floods receiving. Please take 2 minutes of your time to tell us what country or state you are from and is it on the main news, just in the papers or you didnt even know about it.