We're not empty enough. The problem is that people tend to build near the rivers and in the valleys because they're a good source of water and usually the location of the more fertile soils. This blasted flood has pretty much hit all the population zones and farm lands. Brisbane isn't even the worst of it to be honest. There are areas further North and West who have been flooded since Boxing day and still can't get fresh fruit and supplies.MadCrimson wrote:Coming from germany I'm very much surprised that the comparision "an area as large as germany and france" is used outside european media.
What surprises me even more is that only about a 100.000 humans are in harms way. If such a flood actually hit germany and france over a 100.000.000 would be hit...
Man, australia is reeeeeally empty, isn't it?
Best wishes to you all down there!
They've got crews rumaging deconstructing a pile of debris which is around 6 metres thick, 3 metres high and bloody 100 metres long. Amongst that vegetation and rubbish are the carcases of dead farm animals as well as loved family pets and quite possibly the bodies of some victims such as the 13 year old boy who was swept away while rescuing his little brother, all mixed up with raw sewerage.
Most people have escaped with their lives, sure, and there's a lot of us just shrugging it off and saying life goes on and we'll rebuild, but thats all a brave face. Many of the homes flooded will need to be simply demolished or completely gutted because its been rotted by the water and sewerage has seeped into every crack and crevice anyway.
Thanks for putting us out there David. I know you guys went through hell with those fires that covered about as much of Victoria as the floods are covering of Queensland.