Thursday, February 05, 2009

Rain, Rain and more rain..

I want to give those of you who have never visited Queensland, Australia, an idea of how large an area it is. Americans - imagine three Texases. Brits - think on five Britains/ And now, take a look at an article from today's Brisbane Courier Mail.

Queensland, the great sodden land, where floods bring despair

'MORE than 60 per cent of Queensland is covered by floodwaters and more devastation is expected as two lows threaten to develop into cyclones. The amount of rain that fell around Ingham in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday was almost half of what fell in Brisbane all of last year.'

Ah, that would be kinda like having two Texas or three Britain uder water?

Oh, and just to give you a glimpse of what that means to wild life. I just learned that kangaroos can swim. Lucky them! Otherwise thousands would have drowned.

Just thot you might like to know!! (Oh, click on the title of this entry to see the stranded roos)