Queensland Flooding: An Appeal
If you aren't aware of what's happening in Queensland, Australia, currently there is extremely severe flooding and it's expected to get worse. We're talking about an area that is 1/6th the size of Europe or the US. So, this hub will be dedicated to getting the word out and, hopefully, getting as many people to help as possible.
At the moment, half the state is under 6 feet of water and the weather reports aren't uplifting as there is more rain expected and the list of warnings for the area fills an entire page.
Some areas were hit with flash floods, with the water going up more than 6 feet in minutes. At the moment there are 9 confirmed deaths, of which 4 are children and 76 people missing. Hopefully, this number won't rise.
People are losing their homes and everything they have worked for. If there's anything you can do, even if it's just to let people know what's happening, it would be wonderful.
And as a disclaimer, I don't live in Australia but I have really good friends there and I'm trying to help any way I can. Unfortunately, from half a world away I can't do more than try and get the word out.
Official Government Site for Donations for Flood Victims
- Donate to the flood relief appeal : Queensland Government
Donate online, by phone, in person, internet banking or mail.