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.