Australia Flood

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago

Devastating floods in NE Australia.
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Male 3
reall respect for people like the 13 year old that told recuers to save his younger brother
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Female 857
My cousin lives on Springhill, she is feeling very lucky at the moment.
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Male 26
At the moment around 80% of the city is flooded and to make things worse a cyclone is heading here so it will make things worse for us but I`m in s high area that was`nt flooded but I`m now cut of from the rest of the city and wondering how bad it will get if the cyclone hits here as well It`s a nasty feeling at the moment.
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Male 38
I live in Nashville. We had some hardcore floods last year. Killed 31 people and caused over a billion dollars of damage. I know how hard it is to see your community destroyed by flooding. Stay strong Aussies.
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Female 162
My family and I have to be some of the luckiest people in this. I`m currently not in the country and Mum and dad moved house while i was away to higher ground.
My old house is probably damaged though.
Hope the rain stops soon >.<
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Male 20
I guess a dingo eating their babies is the last thing they need to worry about these days...
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Male 1,197
"13 people dead...have you forgotten about pakistan? get some perspective"

215 died in pakistan in 2008 costing an estimated 5.2 billion in infastructure
13 people so far confirmed dead, another 70 or so still missing for the past several days, an estimated 15 billion in infastructure washed away

perspective enough?
perhaps u ment the kashmir earthquake of 2005? with an oficial toll of 74,698
perhaps u really wanted something "really" serious? how about the Huang He River flood in China 1931? 1.3 million- 4 million people perished

or how about u respect the people that are currently fighting for their lives and possessions, and punch yourself in the face next time you find yourself thinking "oh well, only X amount of people died"
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Female 28
Vithooshan: life is cheap in Pakistan
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Male 36
13 people dead...have you forgotten about pakistan? get some perspective
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Female 2,027
i read it as `Australian food`, expecting some whacky crocodile burger
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Male 101
Tennis game in a flooded court Fatninja01?

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Male 1,197
death toll is up to 13 now :(
it would seem that the river has peaked and the water should stop rising, as long as the rain stays away!! cleanup should beable to begin in the next few days

and the floods are not in the NE part of australia (that was last year) it is SE queensland
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Male 6,694
Last summer I saw a house floating down the interstate in Nashville.
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Male 25,416
whos up for a game of tennis click here to see the tennis court
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Male 25,416
How slow IAB, late last year was when the floods hit Ingham and Nth Queensland, now all that water is heading south along with a slow rain band thats causing flashflooding all along the eastern Australia, about 16 cities so far have been flooded but this, Brisbane which is the capital of QLD has just flooded yesterday. Some workers on the waters edge are trapped in the buildings, however brissie was prepaired and they evacuated low lying areas. SO far 11 people are dead with 75 missing, mostly children
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Male 2,388
@slothofdoom "I think what God Meant to say!"
- Bill Hicks
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Male 3,431
Aussies are tough folks, they`ll manage a hell of a lot better than the idiots in New Orleans I bet. Good Luck Guys!
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Male 409
I lived in Brisbane when I was little and remember our house becoming an island during floods (had to be around 1973). The army drove a `duck` in our neighborhood to see if we needed rescue and/or food and my father had to swim to get to work.

When it happens in Australia, it happens big.
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Male 57
Great post SlothOfDoom, LMAO
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Male 2,033
In Genesis 9:15-16, God told Noah and his sons, “And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. Except Australia. Have you seen what I did to that place? I can`t even believe it myself sometimes."
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Male 242
Haha, thanks for the newsbreak, IAB! The flooding only started last year.
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Male 57
Great, now I have to go pee.
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Male 41
One would think that Cindy Jacobs would have jumped all over this before taking the express train to full crazy in suggesting that the Arkansas bird-kill resulted from the repeal of DADT.
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Female 9
Wow, Good luck Aussies, hope you all stay safe.
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Female 4,197
I`m in brisbane. My fiance`s mum is blocked in the city and watching the waters come up her street in Newmarket. No power and a king tide coming up too. We are safe, high and dry (for now) wish they were too
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Male 1
I`m from Toowoomba, actually. I was in the shopping centre lining Dent St. (Grand Central) when the main torrent of water came through. It really was like an inland tsunami. I was flooded in the centre for two hours, no way in, no way out. Thankfully all my family is safe, although my sister and aunt and uncle are in Brisbane so we`re hoping for the best there.
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Male 5,194
Weird how houses float, whole, like that in floods. You would think they would come apart or stay submerged.
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Male 51
This is so intense. It`s all over the TV down here in Sydney. I can only hope the water doesn`t make its way down here...it`s already in New South Wales (the state in which Sydney is the capital)...RIP to those who`ve lost their lives.
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Male 28
AUSTRALIA REPRESENT!!! FLOOD THAT poo. WETTER THAN YOUR MUM!
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Male 8,302
> SlothOfDoom
> All an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies
> ....too soon?

With any other country mate, maybe, but Aussies have the best sense of humor in the world, and I doubt there`s any such thing as `too soon` or `inappropriate` - no matter what the crisis, Aussies can still laugh at their misfortunes. In fact, this is OFFICIALLY the funniest cartoon in Australia`s history, (done decades ago by a bloke called Stan Cross):

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Male 146
It rained in Australia. I`m still bored.
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Male 12
It just keeps getting worse. At least the sun is out. All of this has reminded me of:

I love a sunburnt country,
  A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
  Of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
  I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
  The wide brown land for me.
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Male 313
Heard about this tonight on the radio. It`s tough and such a loss for so many. I hope we (the USA) can help in some way.

I spent a couple of weeks in Australia 20 years ago and couldn`t have felt more at home and welcome. Such a friendly country.

Best wishes for all involved.
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Male 1,834
damn that sucks
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Male 1,627
that ford truck looks BAD ASS
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Male 11,740
Hang in there Australia. I hope it gets better soon. I`ve been around floods like that, it`s total suck.
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Male 1,021
Good luck Australia. I hope you all stay safe
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Male 3,061
this is no laughing matter, but when i glanced at the headline, i thought it said food instead of flood. totally caught me off guard.
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Male 9,306
To our Australian userbase I`d like to express my deepest sympathy and I hope you all stay safe and dry.
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Male 36,374
[quote]It is all an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies.[/quote]
Shhhhuuushhh! @SlothOfDoom! Teh Crab People are using the Stingrays as Muscle...

@schooner meet @ScubaFett & vice versa...
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Male 24
Spent the morning sandbagging a mate`s house.Situation here is not good. Unfortunately there`s another month or so of wet season left.
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Male 176
I`m in the floods at the moment (Brisbane) - I`m on a hill though so I`m safe. I have heard that there is too many volunteers so I`m just sitting tight.
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Male 2,388
stay safe australia dont really know what to say floodings happening everywhere all year round
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Male 2,033
It is all an elaborate trap set in motion by the stingrays to get the rest of the Aussies.


.....too soon?
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Female 50
hahahaha! i cnt believe this is world news! brisbane city is flooded n they hav evacuated it. but either way its not nearly as bad as they r makin it out to be.
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Male 36,374
One detail that offended me (not from this video, from other reports) was people in areas who were ORDERED to get out demanding help and relief: um, NO! It`s like New Orleans: you were told to flee but you chose to saty; deal with it!
Otherwise my heart goes out to those harmed by the floods from a guy who lives in a flood plain... (we get smacked every 2-3 years, bad!)
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Female 178
Crickey!...... I just went there....
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Female 2,695
i thought it said "australia food" and "devastating food in NE australia" but this is much more depressing
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Male 5,413
8 deaths!
:/ That`s unfortunate...
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Male 143
Pathetic humans.
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Male 11
They called this an inland tsunami. Theres flooding everywhere in queensland atm and its usually the worst flood in the last 20-30 years for all of them.
Sh*ts getting real
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Male 1,548
At least this solves the rabbit problem.
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Female 1,894
its because of the gays!
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Male 1,231
Heard that the waves down some of the high ways are 10-12 ft high!
"That sucks for Australia. What`re they going to do without Obama helping them?"

Umm, clean up, get over it and not have to scratch Americas back for the next 20 years?
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Male 37,888
can kangaroos swim?
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Female 10
North Eastern but not NE - to us there is a difference :-). This is because of New England as well as the Norther Territory (another state - which you probably knew). Australians usually come together pretty well, after events like this, usually people are well compensated and taken care of, doesn`t really change the tragedy of it happening and the lives lost, but, we should be ok without Obama! :-)
I`m sure everyone here appreciates the love and concern from the rest of the world.
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Male 12,138
[quote]It`s not NE Australia, that`s not even a state, NE is a region - New England which I live in, and it`s not where the floods are yet. The floods you are talking about are in the state of Queensland... it`s serious, so please try to get it right.[/quote]
You mean, Queensland, which is NE (north eastern) Australia?

Hope everyone stays safe down there.
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Male 1,107
Wow. Kinda looks like Katrina. I hope you guys get things under control down there soon.
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Female 10
It`s not NE Australia, that`s not even a state, NE is a region - New England which I live in, and it`s not where the floods are yet. The floods you are talking about are in the state of Queensland or QLD if you want to abbreviate. It`s pretty wide-spread destruction and most Australians either have family or friends that are in danger or dead - it`s serious, so please try to get it right.
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Male 2,402
Ahhhhh...Australia the land of extremes. Not enough water or too much water.
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Female 737
The woman holding (what looks like) an infant was the most depressing thing I have seen in a while. I really hope this comes to a speedily recovery.
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Male 15,510
Nothing cant be done when the Earth gets pissed
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Male 2,552
That sucks for Australia. What`re they going to do without Obama helping them?
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Male 7,378
Link: Australia Flood [Rate Link] - Devastating floods in NE Australia.
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