“Apocalyptic” floods in Australia

The Australian state of Queensland is half again as big as Texas, the size of France and Germany combined.  A third of it is under water.  The flooding is being described as “apocalyptic.”  Now the waters are threatening Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city.  Efforts are being made to evacuate its 2 million people.  To date, 14 people have died, and 90 are missing.

The city of Toowoomba was hard hit.  That is where the late Rev. Kurt Marquart, the sainted professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN, served for awhile.  My son-in-law received a call to a church in Toowoomba, but came to the states to pursue his doctorate instead.

Here is a remarkable video from Toowoomba.  It shows water flowing in what looks like a drainage ditch by a parking lot.  Before our eyes, the water gets higher and runs faster, overflowing the banks and sweeping away the parked cars.  Then the camera turns to the city itself, which is inundated.  (If the video isn’t showing up on your browser, hit “comments” and you should be able to see it.)

See Challenge For Future Tourism Queensland floods reach apocalyptic proportions – eTurboNews.com.

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  • Booklover

    The most amazing thing about this video is that the polite Aussies filming it didn’t utter one cuss word. But then again perhaps none of their personal effects were involved.

    Our dear son got our flood on video, and it is peppered with choice words, but then he lost half his house. I am sorry that a third of Queensland is under water.

  • Booklover

    The most amazing thing about this video is that the polite Aussies filming it didn’t utter one cuss word. But then again perhaps none of their personal effects were involved.

    Our dear son got our flood on video, and it is peppered with choice words, but then he lost half his house. I am sorry that a third of Queensland is under water.

  • John C

    There is a great still photo of a bloke in a “tinnie”(small aluminium boat) with a couple of soggy kangaroos. It’s a bit of a mystery how he could entice roos into a boat and how he could get them to stay there.
    Not quite an apocalypse although there are bushfires in West Australia and plagues of locusts in southern New South Wales and Victoria.

  • John C

    There is a great still photo of a bloke in a “tinnie”(small aluminium boat) with a couple of soggy kangaroos. It’s a bit of a mystery how he could entice roos into a boat and how he could get them to stay there.
    Not quite an apocalypse although there are bushfires in West Australia and plagues of locusts in southern New South Wales and Victoria.