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I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A River of Stones #12 ~ Small Miracles in Queensland Flood Tragedy

Pics by Gemma Wiseman ~ from TV coverage of the Queensland floods on Melbourne's Channel 9 today!

A River of Stones #12 ~ Small Miracles in Queensland Flood Tragedy

Twitter and Facebook
Like underground flood rescue
New wave connections

The Story Behind This Small Stone ~ Twitter

From Brisbane City Council: Female waiting on rescue at her apartment at 15 Park Road, Yeronga. Phone has died, has internet. @QPSmedia #qldfloods
(I was one of many who kept re-tweeting this! I re-tweeted @ 9:04am)

From Brisbane City Council (@ 11:59am): Just an update to let you know that the female needing rescued in Yeronga this morning is safe. Thanks to SES and @QPSmedia.

From me to Brisbane City Council @ 12:03pm: O this is so wonderful! So many of us re-tweeted her plea for help! Great going guys!

From Brisbane City Council to me @ 12:07pm: Thanks. Glad to know she's safe and well.

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ from Channel 9's TV coverage of the Queensland floods.
I cannot find words for this one!


Lynn said...

Awesome. Never would have thought of using Twitter or Facebook. I am so impressed at the ingenuity of people.

Merlene said...

A techno stone.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I'm keeping everyone in my prayers.

EG Wow said...

Queensland has been in our news, that's for sure! Such a tragedy! But isn't it amazing how people do pull together during such times to help others out?

Cildemer said...

So sad about the floods! Hope everything will go back to normal very soon.

Have a nice day****

Leora said...

Scary! My thoughts are with all those involved. Take care.



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