Thursday, 6 January 2011
Sky Watch,Floods in Queensland
Continued flooding in Australia's Queensland state has put crocodiles and snakes in closer proximity to the people living in flooded-out areas, prompting authorities to warn the public about the unseen dangers under the water.
Rockhampton residents have reported seeing a greater number of snakes and other animals in the city, seeking higher ground in the wake of the floods. Along the swollen Fitzroy River, which runs through the city, there have even been some sightings of crocodiles, said Rockhampton Mayor Brad Carte.
I telephoned my daughter, who lives in Queensland and she told me that her house in Cooktown was okay. She is staying at Gympie now, where her friend's parents live. Their house is built in the hills and so it's dry. However to get back to Cooktown will take them three days and they have to cover a large area which is flooded. So you understand that I am quite worried and I am so sorry for the poor victims of the flood.
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In the summer of 2009 we had heavy rainfall in my country, but that was nothing compared to Australia's downpour.