The Queensland Floods
Outrageously dangerous floods in South East Queensland have become out of control with waters from not only rain, but the releasing of local dams tipping over, threatening over 30 or more Brisbane suburbs. This disaster continues after Queensland town, Toowoomba, was crushed by a wall of water earlier this week. Houses were swept away, a growing number of people have been killed and dozens more are missing.
Fortunately, online social networking sites such as facebook and twitter have allowed people to communicate and share important information regarding police updates and the latest news updates with people who had no other way of finding out this information. Constant news updates over the radio and television are also being broadcast and updated regularly, encouraging people to keep a keen eye out for any information that may affect them or people they know.
Media news reports are submitting suggestions that the damage being possibly greater then the infamous 1974 floods that happened through Brisbane and Ipswich. The result of of these devastating floods lead to the building of Wivenhoe Dam, which is currently sitting over 150% capacity.
The next 48 hours will prove vital for Queensland residents as many residents brace for flooding from free traveling waters that are beyond control. Evacuation and precaution plans have begun to take place.
An inspiring spirit of mateship between survivors around the south east has shown the strength of humanity, with many people offering their homes as safe havens for people with nowhere else to go. Evacuation shelters are currently filled with thousands of residents trying to escape the disaster.
News reports are continually updating and for more information regarding the Queensland floods, the State Emergency Service (SES), or what you can do to help, visit: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/