11 January 2011

queensland flood disaster


This is a video of Toowoomba, a town in Queensland, Australia that is facing floods. It is heartbreaking. This area is about 3 hours from where I live. Today, Brisbane city workers were evacuated due to Wivenhoe dam overflowing into the Brisbane river causing floods. I live 20 minutes from the city. There have been 8 casualties up in QLD's North so far and 72 are missing. Floods are expected to travel south to New South Wales soon. My heart is with everyone affected by the floods. I hope the rain stops soon. There is a flood appeal; donate here.


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37 comments:

  1. Oh you poor thing, i feel for you!
    i've already donated through my bank!
    I'm watch channel9 news at the moment and so far 9 are now dead and 66 are still missing, i live in melbourne but just listening to what is happening over there, and just thinking about it scares me! I hope it doesn't reach to where you live!
    Good luck, and stay safe!

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  2. Wow.. I'm speachless. They were talking about it on CNN today.

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  3. wow, I hope everything will be allright out there..

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  4. i am so sorry :( that is so terrible! i will def be thinking of you and these people!

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  5. It's so heartbreaking :(
    Floods are also happening in my country now. I hope the disasters end soon.

    Thanks for the lovely comment :) I love your blog, i'm following it now :)

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  6. this breaks my heart :(
    im sending all my love and wishes <3

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  7. I still can't fathom that Toowoomba footage! My grandma and aunty live there (they were unaffected thank goodness) and I still can't believe that all these images are from the same streets that I am so used to visiting!

    I hope the rain stops soon too :(

    Stay safe xx

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  8. It's so scary how quickly these floods rose. Hope they find all those missing people :(

    xx

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  9. I love the fact that you posted this video, because it isn't fashion related at all; you've reminded me that just because I blog about fashion doesn't mean I can't blog about news and current events that aren't necessarily related to the fashion industry.
    I was watching the news today about the floods in Queensland and its absolutely devastating. It's scary.
    Anyway I love your blog and am your newest follower. Keep up the fab work! x

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  10. Oh, I can't find words! Terrible!

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  11. i feel sorry and terrible looking at the news :(

    thx for ur comment :)
    fllw each?
    xoxo

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  12. This situation is very sad...my best wishes to improve as soon as possible. Kisses,
    Mónica.

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope everything is well at your end.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so so sad I was just reading about this earlier :( A town I lived in once went through a horrible flood where the whole downtown was washed out along with so many homes...so I know the devastation it an be

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  15. This is all over the news here in France. I've never been to QLD, but the devastation builds a lump in my throat. What gets me is the total opposite, that is occurring on the other side of Oz. My home town of Perth is struggling through the continuing draught, and now fires are eating through the dryness, just south of Perth. It makes no sense xxx

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  16. oh my, i've only known about this through twitter. i'll pray for this.

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  17. I was in Australia last year (I also visited Queensland) and my heart is breaking when I'm watching this... :(

    By the way, I really like your blog! I've just pressed the follow me button. :)

    Please follow me to (if you like my blog, of course)... :)

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  18. OMG that's insane!! Hope you're safe!

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  19. I hadn't heard about this flood before I saw this video and I was in shock. omg..

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  20. Today on morning news I saw this disaster. Some teardrops fell over my cheek seeing that water just takes what he want and breaks his way no matter what and people are so vulnerable. My heart is breaking and I'm pray for all those people.
    Take care dear!

    xo xo Ra

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  21. It really is a very sad situation. I also hope the rain stops soon.

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  22. this is terrible...i am so sorry :(

    xx

    fashionbit

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  23. I saw it on the news and I was shocked how much people were missing!
    Hope it will get better very soon :(

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  24. i'm sooo sorry, but i'm glad you're safe. i hope the rains stops too, right away!

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  25. This is so scary, you have such a sweet heart. My thoughts go out to all those affected, I wish I could donate.

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  26. This is awful, video's like these could ruin my day. But then I have to believe for my own sanity that things will be alright. I'm donating and following you :)

    http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com/ Please follow me :D

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  27. This disaster is so terrible. I really hope everyone there can recover as soon as possible.

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  28. loving your blog and i'll be back for your next post!
    come visit COSMICaroline and stay tuned for the upcoming changes!! hope you're having a good 2011!

    -COSMICaroline
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  29. It is so so crazy, I still can't really fathom it! I haven't been taking it in really at all its just so intense! My cousin and her family lost their house in a mudslide! So sad... Hope you stay safe lady!

    x

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  30. oh my goodness.. 3 hours! family of my boyfriend live there aswell.. im praying for the best. You be safe girl!

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  31. I'm so sorry!! When I see the images I feel helpless.

    Kisss

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  32. I heard about the flood on the news that's so sad my heart goes out to you and everyone who is affected. I will keep you all in my prayers :)
    please be safe out there

    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com

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  33. Do you live in Brisbane? I've lived there for a year and have family there as well. (and friends). I am terrifed all the time....

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  34. I hope all the damage is being restored! I live on the Gold Coast but am living in Japan, so I feel so helpless. My heart is with you.

    ♡ foxwhiskers.blogspot.com/

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