I am on the other side of Australia, safe and dry.
You can't live in Australia and not have this current event on your mind.
I found the below recent video and writings on youtube today. It clearly depicts some of the devastation caused by these floods. Unfortunately the images are accompanied by unnecessary background music, but I feel that the maker of this video is desperate for us to know of the suffering.
Just a minutes viewing will give you a clear indication of this immense natural disaster in Queensland and Northern NSW, Australia.
(the scale is equivalent to the size of France & Germany combined)
the below writings accompanied the above video featured on youtube
"Pictures of the cities affected from our floods in janurary 2011, this is my city where i live and some of these pictures i have taken myself. If possible please help and support us. Thank you.
Aprreciation goes out to all those heros, ses workers, police, authorities, volunteers, and all those who are helping there nieghbours, freinds, families and even strangers, well done brizzy.
Our floods have affeted 75% of our country thats over 1million square meters 1/4 of hurricane catrina to give you an idea of how bad it is for us.
In these pictures people have lost thier possessions, homes, businesses, and also thier lives family members freinds and workmates, our current death toll is at 13 with 47 people still missing.
Our flood this year 2011 has come very close to our bigger flood in the year 1974 and close to our worst historic flood in 1890, if we did not have our Wivonhoe Dam our whole city would almost be under water.
Feel free to leave comments of support and rate this video.
R.I.P to all those who have lost thier lives, our thoughts and prayers are with you and may we all help one another as we rebuild our state.
to donate this is the official Government website below
Are you from Queensland? if you would like to Vounteer please registar here: http://www.communityservices.qld.gov....
to registar click this link: https://volunteers.emergency.qld.gov.au/whalecom82daa35de3d868dc7e1f08981ba945f3aaa3d1ed7f7efd936c1f/whalecom0/."
......................................................(sadly the death toll has risen since this video was created and there are many more unaccounted for)
Below are links to other bloggers in Australia who I know have also posted about the floods.
They offer another perspective and information that you may like to view. They are all safe and well.
Baino's Banter (Sydney NSW)
Sophie Munns (Queensland)