Well if you have seen just a minute of news you would know that it is a pretty devastating time for many Aussies.
Mostly I don't like comparisons of any kind really... I am bigger/fitter/richer than you. My car is faster/newer/rustier than yours... My life is busier/better/worse than yours... You get the idea....
Anyway, so not being a fan of comparing one situation to another, as I believe each situation/person/circumstance is so individual and unique on it's own, I came across this on Jill's blog. It answered a few things I had been wondering about the recent floods and I thought I would share.
75% of Queensland has been declared a Disaster Zone.
The State of Queensland is approximately 1.72million square kilometres.
Our capital city, Brisbane, is the third largest city in Australia.
Queensland is approx 6 times the size of the UK.
It is approx twice the size of the US State of Texas.
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was 223,000 km2: The aftermath of the Queensland flood area is approx 1,000,000km2.
For me, that puts the enormity of the situation into perspective.