That’s what they’re calling it on the news now.
I was going to write a whole post about this but it’s unfolding faster than anything I’ve seen in a long time – this disaster just keeps bouncing back-and-forth between “holy crap” and “we have time to breathe!”
I would not cover this in as much detail as I would like, so I just wanted to share some things with you here that caught my eye in the last twenty-four hours that I’ve been following this.
Celebrities Tweet Their Support:
Article slamming attempted political profiteering by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott
“FEDERAL Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s stupid, head-line grabbing call for more dams to be built to mitigate flooding in Queensland was an example of the level of arrogance that unfortunately still prevails in the face of nature’s reality…”
By Bill Hoffman
General statistics from 11th January, barely a day after it all began (you can imagine what they’d be now!)
Stats @ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
Video Footage Is Quickly Available Online After Floods Start
YouTube search for: Queensland Flood 2011: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=queensland+flood+2011&aq=f
And this is how quick and terrifying it can be:
This is how quick a river can break banks and wash a street full of cars away…
A glimpse of the (projected) flood affected areas of Queensland:
Please keep the people affected by these floods in mind over the coming months – this is going to take a long, long time to recover from.
Don’t forget all the animals that are being displaced as well – we must do what we can to preserve all life, for we are all equally alive and deserving of life.
If you are able, please consider donating to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal
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