The news and updates here have been non stop since it began. Every news cast i have watched has had a segment about the floods, whether it was the top
story of the day or later on, there has always been a segment.
Aussie Aussie Aussie! You know the rest. Australia is known for being a racist country across the globe but I've noticed we are usually front runners
when it comes to pitching in with aid for countries suffering disasters and what not! We are sincerely good people down under! Where is the love! We
are considered minnows in humanity and sometimes the laughing stock! Whateva earth! Clean you act up and do us in aus a solid. Give us a go! Help your
brothers out cause right now we need it!
Floods down under is not the main headline in Ireland at present. It is mentioned in the bulletins though. Then again its not surprising because
there is not a day goes by that we dont hear of another banking scandal
As of last night, the news was being overshadowed by the one year anniversary of the Haiti quake, which is understandable given Montreal's important
Haitian community. Though there's been some coverage of the developments since Monday, the flood story is rapidly coming to prominence.
12-1-2011 by laterallateral because: wrong day
Yes, Canada has been reporting on the floods every day. They've been showing pictures of houses, in water up to the roofs, and horses swimming
looking for a way out. It's so sad, my heart goes out to you guys. Not only do you have to deal with the waters still rising, but with poisonous
snakes and other critters in the water.
They said they expected many of the houses to be completely underwater soon. I sure hope Australia can recover from this soon, it's such a large area
I'm in the US and I've heard about it from all the local news networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX), from CNN, here at ATS, Yahoo! News, and Reuters. It was
from the local news that they described it as the size of France and Germany combined, and I thought "holy crap!"
I am in Georgia, but I only watch local news for weather (we have been snowed in for days now)
I have seen it on Fox and on varied news sources online. Fox had a long report about it yesterday, in fact, showing the cars surfing down the streets.
I saw a woman standing on what appeared to be a bridge, close to an abutment, watching the cars flood down into the bridge where it meets the land.
They did also talk about how it was headed to Queensland, and a lot of people (90) were missing and/or already presumed dead.
Pretty much the worst floods in Australian history are happening here in Queensland at the moment. 75% of the entire state is underwater - thats an
area larger than Texas, and the worst is yet to come within the next 24 hours. Its dwarfing Katrina.
But I guess Miley Cyrus's life is a little more important to the mainstream media internationally.
This is horrible news and the first I have heard of this. It sounds unbelievable! Is there a website with more details or coverage that you can give
us a link to? I am so sorry. When did this flood start? What caused it?
Some coverage here (South Carolina) but much more available on ATS. MSM is not a good source of info these days for the most important news of the
world. If they cover it at all, they don't give proper emphasis (in my opinion.)
I wish all of our Aussie brothers and sisters peace, health, love and safety, especially during this emergency situation.
Canada here, it's making bigger headlines here than I've seen globally. But that's typical, we are known as the peacekeepers and want to jump
board to help anyone we can. I'm from Newfoundland and we got nailed with Hurricane Igor in September as it ripped our province apart in many areas.
All I can say is it's typical of the American media, all they care about is their celebrities and pop culture, along with a bit of pointless
political debate. My heart goes out to Australia, the world needs to wake up and work together in times like these.
It was discussed on FOX this morning, but there has been no mention of it in either our local paper or local news.
This is horrible, and my heart and prayers go out to all of you in Australia. I've noticed that there have been a lot of earthquakes off the coast
lately (only because I do get the email updates), but the floods only came to my attention yesterday.
I'm in the UK.
It IS being reported and it does usually make the first news item - along with any impressive footage of cars being washed away. But I still don't
think it is being given the coverage it deserves.
Was watching it this morning from the United States in Massachusetts...just horrible...one person was telling a story how two brothers and a mother
were clinging to something..firemen or rescue came in and the older brother urged that they take the younger brother and unfortunately the older
brother was soon swept away after the younger brother and mother were rescued....aboslutely horrible and to see how cars were just tossed around was
amazing...so sorry for the folks in Australia..just horrible.
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