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12 January 2011 @ 05:43 pm
Queensland Flood Fundraiser  

As of today, the floods have affected nearly 200,000 people over an area that is larger than France and Germany. To put it into another perspective, an area that is the size of the American state of Texas is currently underwater. An estimated 22 townships have been left either isolated or inundated by the rising flood waters. The current death toll is at 9 people -- and rising. The current damage estimate, with townships set to be hit again and more rivers to peak, is sitting at $5 billion dollars. This is only going to climb.

Make your donations to The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal or Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal and receive graphics OR/AND fiction in exchange.

Hosted at owemebreakfast
(You do not have to be a member of the comm to participate)

Hosted at waltzmatildah
(The five highest bids win)

(I wish I could do more but this way I can help you a little bit. ♥)
Meredith: Book - readingxfirefly9x on January 12th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
♥ I'm sure all affected much appreciate this.

It's insane how much water there is. I know at least one person who may have lost her dog (she left her place for a few minutes for groceries and returned to find a road flooded on the way back.. and couldn't make it past; her dog was still tied up at home) and someone I went to school with doesn't know if her grandparents are okay (their house was covered by water). My best friends brother went missing for a few days too; he and some friends had gone camping; they were found after being cut off for 3 days with no food and airlifted to a farm, where they're currently living til it's safe enough to get back.

So. Yeah. Much appreciated. I'm going to participate in the fic fundraiser for it. (Thread here).
cobolt_casesaesop_jack on January 13th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
Hi Mercy,

As an Australian I just wanted to say thank you very much for helping to bring this to people's attention. And thank you very much for all of your efforts to help.