Queensland Australia floods

Queensland Australia floods

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:03 pm

There is serious flooding ongoing in Queensland that communities are going underwater and people have to evacuate. I just looked at the Australian Red Cross site, which has put up a section about the floods and ways people can help the Red Cross at this time. http://www.redcross.org.au/ourservices_acrossaustralia_disasteremergencyservices_Queensland-floods-2010.htm

“Some of those bigger centres, which will require significant volumes of food and groceries to move, may well have become a significant problem,” Mr Grady said.

The “unprecedented” floods forced hundreds more evacuations today, including in Emerald, where army Black Hawk helicopters have been called in to ferry food and other supplies around the town, which has been split in two.

Floodwaters have also divided the coastal city of Bundaberg, inundating 120 properties, forcing about 400 evacuations and devastating crops.

A compulsory evacuation was also under way this afternoon in Condamine, near Dalby, with all 100 residents being flown out by helicopter because of predictions the rising river will put the entire town under water.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/some-queensland-flood-victims-facing-long-wait-to-return-to-their-flooded-homes/story-e6frg6nf-1225978512441

Notice in the sidebar of the Australian that there are related stories about the impact of the floods.
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