The Australian state Queensland is under water, with floods destroying homes, livestock and land.
There are reports of houses and cars floating away, and unknown lives lost. People have lost everything. People are missing. There is little communication from the affected areas. And there doesn't seem to be any respite. The state has been flooded since late December. Premier Anna Bligh said last night that 'the situation in Queensland is grim and desperate'
The news footage is heartbreaking, and certainly puts my life into perspective. I watched some horrific scenes on the news last night.
This on Channel 7 news.
If you are in Queensland, stay safe. If you know an elderly or disabled person affected by the floods and can help them to safety, please do so.
You can donate to the QLD Premier's flood appeal here.
For updates, visit qld.gov.au.