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Friday, 14 January 2011

Please pray for Queensland

I was really looking forward to spend a week in Brisbane and never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd spend the week watching 20,000 home be destroyed by flood waters as well as everything I know and love in this city submerged in dirty water full of raw sewerage and debris.

Museums, libraries, our first family home, my old university, many buildings where I worked were flooded.  And all anyone could do was watch and wait to find out how high the river would rise.  It has been raining for months - water from dams had to be released as the dams were at almost 200% capacity and something literally had to give.  To make matters worse, the rain is expected to continue until April.

The clean up effort will be unimaginable and the cost and devastation huge, with many insurance companies not covering floods.  If you can spare anything at all, please donate to the flood appeal.  Even skipping your $4 morning coffee and making a donation will make a difference.


11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Milijana this is horrible. I've been watching on the news and thinking about you for days. I'm so glad you're okay!! This reminds me of New Orleans after the disaster...I will give for sure. Devastating!!

    Stay safe,
    Carrie

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  2. great post! it's so sad to see it all. I've donated :) My work college was looking at buying a new handbag, but instead donated the money she would have spent which I thought was great. x

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  3. The whole world is thinking of you gorgeous people, and sending you nothing but LOVE:)

    Bye

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  4. Definitely praying :(

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  5. My heart goes out to all of you friends in and around Brisbane and QLD!

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  6. Bless you hun, my heart goes out to you.

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  7. So terrible, devastation is unimaginable. Thinking and praying for Brisbane and Queensland. X

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  9. I'm in Cleveland near Brissie now and its getting better. Roads are opening and the sun has been out for a few days so the water level has gone down. It's great to see everyone come together to help when needed. It's ashame but the communty coming together is wicked
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  10. Praying too, it's devastating. My heart goes out to them. Lovely post xxx

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  11. We watched the news reports with shock and our prayers are with all the people affected. Good to know you are safe. We saw the army of volunteers helping around Brisbane. Such a heart-warming gesture

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