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Old 01-04-2011, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Australia's flooding

Yes mate, it's a big one for the poor buggers up north. An area the size of France and Germany combined is underwater, so I read. Towns and regional cities swamped and/or isolated. Large scale evacuations, several deaths and countless rescues.

Still their sense of humour remains. I got a giggle out of the fact that the second floor of one of the pubs in Rockhampton remains open and is still serving beer! The ground floor is totally under water. It was heartening to see little boats motoring up and folks getting out for a drink. Great Aussie spirit. :-)

Now for the water to subside.......then they're really in for the long haul.
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