It's being called a disaster of biblical proportions ...
- affecting around 25 towns and cities and 250,000 people,
- closing 300 roads, including 9 major highways,
- flooding 4 major river basins,
- reaching a level of 15 metres high (around 50 feet) is some areas,
- resulting in 11 deaths,
- causing an estimated $5 billion damage.
I thought I'd add a link to the latest news report from one of our most respected news sources. This is the latest update as of midday today:
No respite for flood-stricken Queensland
Already the facts and figures I wrote about in this post have drastically changed. The flooding has now affected three-quarters or our state and they death toll has risen.
I've now updated ... and I've posted once more about the disaster that just keeps on unfolding here. Click on this link:
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