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12 January 2011 - 4:29am

Flooding in Australia

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Hi Ed,

Wanted to know how you are holding up with all the flooding that has happened in your homeland. Have you been effected? It is all over the news here in the US.

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12 January 2011 - 10:05pm
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Thankfully I live a long way from where all the flooding is so I am not in any danger.

Its almost unbelievable, the last time I saw anything like it was the Asian tsunami a few years ago but that was from the ocean, not inland. In places it went from a small flood to a raging river over head height within an hour with water bubbling up through the floors of houses.

Some country towns have a river depth of 20m (about 70 feet) now which is mind boggling. Around a lot of these towns they have signs or lines on walls which show where the 'once in a lifetime' flood hit in 1974 and its almost the same now. The photos of Brisbane (the capital city of the state Queensland where its happening) are surreal.

So many sad stories, some of it is too sad for me (having kids) to read about. A 13 year old kid who told a rescuer to take his 10 year old brother first and they couldn't make it back in time to save him. A family on the roof of a 4wd and they could only save the mother and child, father is missing etc. Its terrible.

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13 January 2011 - 12:08pm
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OMG, it's just too difficult to even hear such stories! I'm very sorry for all the trouble you've been going through! Sad

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14 January 2011 - 12:48am
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Check this video out of cars being washed away like toys in a bath:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJg2asABprc

But it could be worse ... they are having the same thing in Brazil at the moment and a lot more people have died there. This is one of a woman getting rescued:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPBPmdbLvQU

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14 January 2011 - 6:13pm
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Gosh, poor woman! And that poor puppy which drowned! She must have felt terrible to lose him after trying to save him for so long! Cry

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14 January 2011 - 10:11pm
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Omggggggggggg not the dog!! Nooooooooooooooooooo!! Ahhhhhh why did i watch that video Sad . I would never let that dog go for nothing! Ahhhhh geeez i think i need a ciggy now!

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15 January 2011 - 4:48am
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Poor woman, there was no way she was going to be able to hang on with one arm.

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