Reggie29 Posted January 12, 2011 Share Posted January 12, 2011 I posted this in another thread but thought it was important enough to warrant its own. The current floods in Qld, NSW and WA. After nearly a decade of drought the country has been deluged by torrential rain causing inland Tsunamis resulting in mass crop, homes and infrastructure destruction along with as yet unknown deaths. One community has up to 100 disabled people still unaccounted for. With all the money spent on building desalination plants it amazes that nothing is done about harnessing and harvesting all this water as it happens every year during the monsoon season and like this every 50 years or so. The irony is that the plants themselves are under threat of being washed away. Another sad thing is that parts of the Darling River was dammed up years ago by some and reduced a river almost as big as the Amazon to a trickle. When the Tsunami hit Asia in 2005 our government donated $26 million but so far have only given $1m to Australian victims, this has since been increased dramatically over the last 72 hours. The general population and businesses have donated 10 times that amount and growing, just like in 2005. The worst is yet to come when the water subsides and the clean up begins where the risk of disease is a very real threat. http://ninemsn.com.au/?rf=true Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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