Thursday, January 13, 2011

Such sad times...

Hi Everyone...

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.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Well said. Indeed, the enormity of what is happening here in Queensland is so hard to comprehend. It will take years of hard work to rebuild what Mother Nature has so quickly (and without prejudice) destroyed. My heart goes out to my fellow Queenslanders for their losses, and for the long, hard road that lies ahead. :-(

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