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Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

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Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby christopher::: » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:13 am

I just saw the news about flooding in Queensland. A massive region has been effected. Any DW members living there? I hope everyone is okay.

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:27 pm

Hello Christopher,

I'm in Brisbane in the S.E. corner of Queensland. We're O.K. - it's the regions to the north and west who have copped the brunt of the floods, with more to come.

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Individual » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:37 pm

Hope you all are OK.

Please keep us updated.
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:29 am

Queensland is a big state. I'm north of the flooding - so far, anyway :thinking: - and Cooran is south of it, while the area flooded is, according to ABC news, about the same area as France and Germany combined. By European standards that whole area is hardly populated, though - maybe 300 000 people altogether in that area - which means it's easier to look after people.
Thanks for your concern, folks, and we'll keep you updated.
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby nobody12345 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:08 am

That's heavy.
Be safe and be well.
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:46 am



Looks like hard times, but people have a very positive attitude. Hope all can stay safe.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby zavk » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:12 am

With metta,
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Tree » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:43 pm

We Aussies are still stuck in Samsara though! :jumping:

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Annapurna » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:39 pm

Yes, it is!

I'm living on a "mountain", but I assume only a few km from here, the river is already flooding the whole valley....
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:10 am

Greetings,

It's getting worse before it's getting any better...

Eight dead as inland tsunami strikes Queensland but number missing could be revised down
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-dept ... 5985439006

Brisbane next in line: floodwaters enter city
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... rom=smh_sb

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby christopher::: » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:49 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:00 am

Hello all,

I've been sent home and I hear most people in the inner city have also.

Picture gallery here:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2011/ ... 110183.htm

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:17 am

Gosh - we've even made it onto the BBC news:

Audio slideshow: Australia's inland sea
Heavy summer rains have left huge swathes of Queensland swamped by muddy brown floodwaters , which have cut off rural communities and created a vast inland sea the size of France and Germany combined.
With the help of audio from BBC News and Australia's ABC - and images from across the state - take a look at the scale of the challenge facing hundreds of thousands of people who live there.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12120239

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:23 am

Greetings,

My mind is still boggling at the notion of an inland tsunami.

Best wishes to you Chris, Kim, Nick, and anyone else in Queensland who may be impacted by the flooding.

There's no flooding here in Victoria at the moment (there was a few months ago, but nothing of this magnitude) but there's still a lot of persistent rain around for this time of year. Amazingly, it's the middle of summer and our dam levels are still rising.

Odd weather indeed...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby zavk » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:16 am

A friend of mine just shared this link on her Facebook.

http://tinyurl.com/5snj54c

And also this,

http://tinyurl.com/45see6p

Oh dear. Let's hope it eases soon.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:17 am

Interestingly, I heard about the floods while in Myanmar. Its interesting as I didn't hear or see any news for the entire period away. It was actually Burmese people who told me. What I told them was that its not to be unexpected. Australia is a land beset by cycles of bushfire, drought and flood. Still, it is a scary situation to be in.
I hope there's no further loss of life.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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