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Old Jan 15, 2011, 9:00 PM   #11
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I'm glad to hear from you, Rodney. I've been a little worried for you, and all our friends down under.
After 3 hurricanes in a row hit here in 2004 I can really empathize with you and your situation. My heart and prayers go out to all the people that, I know are suffering from the effects of this disaster.

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Old Jan 15, 2011, 11:25 PM   #12
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Thank You Everyone, the waters have gone down, our house and I are ok, but 14,972 homes and businesses were completely swamped and 18,025 partially flooded here in Brisbane, many more around the state.

Thankfully up to 12,000 rubber-gloved, mop-wielding volunteers launched the clean up campaign here yesterday.

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Old Jan 16, 2011, 4:10 AM   #13
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Glad that everything is turning good again, I'm amazed at the solidarity you have in your country.

A lot off countries (mine included) could learn from this.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 9:36 AM   #14
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i am glad you managed to let us know you are ok
it is a worrying situation still

it is good to see all the volunteers from all over queuing up to lend a hand
and all the fundraising going on
good luck getting things back as normal as possible , take care

i cant recall where i read it, but they said the size of the flood was equivalent to the area of France and Germany added together
thats mind boggling
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 5:52 PM   #15
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So glad to hear you are OK, and great to hear of all the dedicated volunteers. My family & I continue to pray for you & all your neighbors...
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 9:17 PM   #16
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I'm very sorry to see that photo Rodney. Glad your home is OK, but the scale of destruction is beyond my imagination. Your neighbors have a lot of work to do, but I have no doubt your community will bounce back better than ever.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:56 AM   #17
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wow. keeping you and everyone in my prayers as well.
ps. it is not a bad photo in all ways. the point of a photo (to me, correct me if i am wrong) is to communicate some idea with others in a visual way. and this photo does show us what is happening in a part of the world where we (most of us on this forum) are not, keeping us aware of people who are affected by things like this.
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