Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Disaster of Biblical Proportions

Live news streaming from Australia: http://today.ninemsn.com.au/livestreaming.aspx?player=mediaplayer

Watch this video past the 30 sec mark and you will see how fast the water is coming.



No-one has ever seen anything like this. The entire city of Brisbane is threatened as the river breaks its banks. Dozens of people are missing or dead... thousands have had to leave their homes, which will be virtually destroyed by the water.

The devastating flood has left whole families missing, now a mighty dam built to protect Brisbane after its last major flood disaster is at bursting point.

With the dead and missing in its wake, the worst flood in 100 years is building towards Brisbane as Australia's third-biggest city holds its breath and hopes a dam 80 kilometres to its west can keep back enough water to avoid a disaster of biblical proportions.


15 comments:

moriyasplace said...

Has the Jewish community(ies) in Queensland been safely evacuated?

Devorah said...

See here:

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=12531&alias=inland-tsunami-hits-australia

Leah said...

May Hashem please Australia that this situation will cease.

Devorah said...

Amen!

Barzilai said...

Good to hear that you're safe there in Sydney. My thoughts are with the Jewish community in Brisbane, experiencing what New Orleans did a few years ago, but I'm sure they'll recover in the blink of an eye. This does make you grateful for normalcy.

shloime said...

a couple of years ago , they found a prophecy of the previous lubavicher rebbe saying that before moshiach comes, a big part of a country is going to be flooded. do you remember?

Devorah said...

I do remember that, although no-one else I know does... I've been asking people for a while, and you are the first one to mention it.
I actually remember the phrase "lands under water" but don't know where or when I heard it - it was many years ago.

Sam said...

Meteorologists predicting that this situation called el nina will last till around March. How scary and sad.

Devash said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date with this situation. My hope is that the Jews of Australia will understand that message and take appropriate action. Nothing is ever going to be business as usual again.

Also, check out Wednesday's post at Global Disaster Watch

Leah said...

is is true there is a cyclone headed tot he western coast of Australia, too or is this hype?

Devorah said...

They are not really talking about this cyclone, even though it is there, it may fizzle out or it may turn very nasty.
I think they are overwhelmed with the flooding they already have to deal with... but meanwhile they are telling us it will be La Nina weather (rain) until April. That in itself is a huge problem, never mind the cyclone.

Leah said...

Ok, I hear you, am just praying that this will subside and no more devastation. How are thoses inthe Jewish community in Brisbane doing? I heard that they have started to empty an aron kidesh of it's torah scrolls inone of the synagoges?

Devorah said...

There's very little news here about it, it's being reported on Jewish sites overseas more than in Australia, but here's a link:

http://www.jwire.com.au/news/a-report-from-toowoomba/14301

Leah said...

thanks. I am so amazed by the wealth of auspicious things in nature going on. If you remember the world had many things going on, yet not in this amount. Also, while it is true we did not have internet, we still had t.v. and I do remember by parents watching the nightly news, so we were informed of world events. It just seems that Hashem is really making things come at a more rapid pace.
The example I will site most recently is the collapse of the Lebanese gov't . the moment I heard that this took place, I said, yeah right it was planned to get Hizballah into place. then you have North Korea with it's threat one day, take it back the next, threat one day and so on....So much takes place in this generation on a more rapid succession unlike it seems when it took years in between for other historical events to take place.

Moriah said...

Leah said:

"....So much takes place in this generation on a more rapid succession unlike it seems when it took years in between for other historical events to take place. '

I recently expressed that same idea but with different words to my husband. It seems like were getting closer to the end of the reel, so-to-speak, if you know what I mean. You've heard of extreme sports, this is extreme reality.