Heavy rain in the sunshine coast, releases from the giant Wivenhoe Dam and high tides had causes major flood peaks in Queensland. The river levels rising above the historic 1974 floods.
That peak in the depths of darkness will send water, not just lapping the sandbagged doorsteps, but washing forcefully across single storey rooflines of 19,000 homes. Many, many thousands more will have some lesser inundation.
The city is now suffering from food shortages, raw sewage contaminating the water, low fuel supplies, no electricity or gas, intermittent mobile phone coverage. Everyone has prepared their houses as much as possible.
There is a report by a man says he has seen a bull shark in a submerged section of Goodna, Ipswich due to the flood.
Please visit www.qld.gov.au/floods to donate.
Moreover, champion cyclist and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has become the latest celebrity to back the Queensland flood appeal. He had pledged $50,000 to help victims.
Photo Gallery: Floods in Brisbane CBD and rest of Queensland
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