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Thread: Queensland and NSW floods

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    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._flooding.html
    If anyone is interested in pictures of the flooding in Australia - the area affected is the size of Germany and France combined. After years of drought, the irony of it all... just about as devastating as the cyclones can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._flooding.html
    If anyone is interested in pictures of the flooding in Australia - the area affected is the size of Germany and France combined. After years of drought, the irony of it all... just about as devastating as the cyclones can be.
    Are you safe?

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    How horrible! Stay safe and as dry as you can. You're in our prayers.

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    Flooding usually means being cut off, so we won't know if our Queensland and Northern New South Wales quilters are OK for a while. Hope they are all safe.

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    This is so heart breaking. I\we hope you are safe and well. Prayers for everyone.

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    Sending Prayers, and stay safe!

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    I hope you are all safe and dry. We had flooding in our town last summer. The clean up is never ending.

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    My brother and his family live in Nambour, Queensland and I am staying in touch with them. Thankfully their house sits very high and they are doing ok. This is so sad...My thoughts are with you.

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    oh my what a mess.I feel for you all. I did read the comments and it sounds like Americans have something to learn from you all. It sounds like people pitched in and helped each other much more than here.
    Good luck and I hope it clears up soon.

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    Oh my word; weather all over seems to be out of control. Be safe.

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    WOW!!! I've seen flooding in my hometown, but NOTHING like that!!! Thanks for the pics!!!!

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    I feel for all of you. I was in Oklahoma in May of 1984 and lost everything in 8 feet of water. It was a terrible thing but my daughter and I and our lovely dog all lived so we went on but many didn't. I will put you in my prayers.

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    I have a son and a daughter in the floods one in Mackay and one in cairns it is hard to imagine unless you are there but last time there were crocodiles walking the main streets in Mackay

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    What devastation. My prayers go out to all affected!

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    What a sad situation but if anyone can survive it's an Aussie. Good luck, I know you will bounce back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    This is so heart breaking. I\we hope you are safe and well. Prayers for everyone.
    Absolutely.

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    Was a wondering how you guys were. Hope all are well & it turns out OK.

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    Have been watching the news about all the flooding. My prayers for all our Aussie friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201..._flooding.html
    If anyone is interested in pictures of the flooding in Australia - the area affected is the size of Germany and France combined. After years of drought, the irony of it all... just about as devastating as the cyclones can be.
    What terrible devastation.

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    I have several friends over there. I must contact them today, its driving me crazy not knowing how they are doing

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    With all of the disasters happening all over the world, I'm thinking that perhaps the Lord is trying to tell us something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day
    Flooding usually means being cut off, so we won't know if our Queensland and Northern New South Wales quilters are OK for a while. Hope they are all safe.
    Don't forget the people of Carnavon in Western Aust, they are flooded as well. Watched the flood appeal on TV last night, it was heartbreaking to see the devastation to crops, not to mention the loss of wildlife as well as people's properties. My daughter has just returned to a rainy Brisbane after 2 weeks of perfect weather here in Tasmania - daylight saving and warm sunny days, oh how she misses them.

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    Oh my gosh!!!! I hope you are all safe.

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    I have been wondering how our quilter friends are doing over there. Stay safe and know that lots of prayers are coming your way.

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    Oh My!! that is horriable, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Australia, are you getting some type of help from your goverment?? I dont know what else to say, this looks so horrific.

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