Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Australian Floods...

BBC News, 11 January 2011, Last updated at 22:48.

Up to 20,000 homes are now at risk in Brisbane, the Queensland state premier has said, as deadly floodwaters surge towards Australia's third city. Brisbane CBD was a ghost town, with electricity cut and thousands urged to either evacuate or stay at home.

West of Brisbane, the city of Ipswich is set to reach a flood peak of 22m in the next few hours, in a situation described as "total chaos". In the meanwhile, rescuers are preparing for a "gruesome" day searching for victims elsewhere.

This is what Brisbane and the rest of Queensland are facing with right now, a heavily flood of 50 years. I used to live (Kelvin Grove) and work (Woolloongabba) in the city and I still have few friends there. Therefore I'd like to send my regards to those affected by the flood. May you be safe, protected and not be injured. God Bless.

3 comments:

Rob said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts.
They will be greatly appreciated by many affected by the floods.

Jimmy said...

I stayed in Toowoomba over a year ago on vacation for a couple days. At that time, they had faced the worst storms I've ever been through and now I could only imagine what they are going through now in such a beautiful nation. My thoughts and prayers go out to the great people of Aussieland, especially the State of Queensland.

Craig said...

Wooloongabba? I wanna hear that with your accent. I bet it sounds hot pr8! lol

I too am keeping a watchful and slightly;y worried eye on our friends to the south.

Aussies are not as used to floods as some of us rivercity Americans are.

-craig