Death Toll Rises in Australian Flooding

Death Toll Rises in Australian Flooding

There are 14 comments on the WXIA-TV Atlanta story from Jan 3, 2011, titled Death Toll Rises in Australian Flooding. In it, WXIA-TV Atlanta reports that:

Authorities in Australia say three people have died since Saturday in some of the country's worst flooding in a decade.

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#1 Jan 3, 2011
What sort of idiot journalist writes worst floods in a decade seeing the land has been in drought for about a decade.
Adelaidean

Dianella, Australia

#2 Jan 3, 2011
Neville Thompson wrote:
What sort of idiot journalist writes worst floods in a decade seeing the land has been in drought for about a decade.
There was a serious flood in 2008 but this one is even worse.

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#3 Jan 3, 2011
Adelaidean wrote:
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There was a serious flood in 2008 but this one is even worse.
Where abouts ?
Mark Newie

Haberfield, Australia

#5 Jan 3, 2011
Here's a video of a recent flash-flood near Sydney, where the river risen 6 m in less than a day!!!

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#6 Jan 3, 2011
Neville Thompson wrote:
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Where abouts ?
Check these out Nev - I lost quite a bit of stuff in the 2008 flood - the 2009 one wasn't quite as bad in my town but elsewhere copped it. Nth Q and the Gulf country has had over their fair share of floods over the last decade.

Detailed Reports on Notable Queensland Floods:

http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_rep...
Tru Energy

Summer Hill, Australia

#7 Jan 3, 2011
Why don't we build infrastructure to store and transport this water in case there is a flood?

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#8 Jan 3, 2011
Tru Energy wrote:
Why don't we build infrastructure to store and transport this water in case there is a flood?
I told Barnaby Joyce's chief of staff,last year, who is now in parliament that with the right channelling we could make Qld drought and flood and mostly bush fire free.

He wasn't interested.
He had no idea what I was talking about, although it has been on the agenda a long while.
This is the quality of people in the National Party.

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#9 Jan 3, 2011
Gottaliv wrote:
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Check these out Nev - I lost quite a bit of stuff in the 2008 flood - the 2009 one wasn't quite as bad in my town but elsewhere copped it. Nth Q and the Gulf country has had over their fair share of floods over the last decade.
Detailed Reports on Notable Queensland Floods:
http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_rep...
Thankyou

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#11 Jan 4, 2011
Tru Energy wrote:
Why don't we build infrastructure to store and transport this water in case there is a flood?
A lot of the water could be diverted to just south of Blackall which is the headwaters for the Murray Darling system,providing permanent water for cotton producers along the way to the Menindee Lakes as well as all Sth.Aust. water needs,as well as making sure Lake Eyre is permanently full.
This is all achievable by a plan shown to me in Cairns by John Robertson in the early '90's who devised the idea of connecting all the Nth-Sth rivers.
If you look at a satelite map of Qld. you can see this is achievable.
With my knowledge of explosives ,it is also affordable over that of excavation by normal means.

Since: Jan 11

Oz

#12 Jan 4, 2011
Tru Energy wrote:
Why don't we build infrastructure to store and transport this water in case there is a flood?
Too many sacred sites ?I wonder how the abos got on in floods before we came ?
Yank Oliver

Summer Hill, Australia

#13 Jan 4, 2011
Floods give me an opportunity to pet drowning koalas

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#14 Jan 4, 2011
Wizzar Dovoz wrote:
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Too many sacred sites ?I wonder how the abos got on in floods before we came ?
They could feel the weather
Failed Government

Australia

#15 Jan 5, 2011
crops are destroyed and my hard earned $$$ has to pay for the faults of the government do something about making these floods less destructive instead of wasting $$$ Anna Bligh the Government should be forking out for the flood victims.
I say roll over every business in retail and the banks and give freely to theses victims.

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#16 Jan 5, 2011
Yank Oliver wrote:
Floods give me an opportunity to pet drowning koalas
Have another crack at it turdy

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