The terrible flooding in Oz continues, PM calls it "an inland tsunami"

Goodness, the language in the usually staid news outlet BBC News is breathless and aghast!

"A massive deluge overwhelmed Toowoomba, a city west of the state capital Brisbane, without warning. Cars were swept away by the torrent of water. State Premier Anna Bligh called the flash floods Queensland's "darkest hour" since the flood crisis began. "The event that started in Toowoomba can only be described as a complete freak of nature, an extraordinary deluge that almost came out of nowhere," the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted her as saying. "What we have here in Queensland tonight is a very grim and desperate situation."

The following video is from Australian Broadcasting:

Australia's third-biggest city under threat from deadly flooding and inland tsunami.
"Australia's third-largest city is under threat and the nation is bracing for a heartbreaking death toll after an unprecedented flood crisis delivered its most savage blow yet: an “inland instant tsunami” that swept away everything in its path, claiming at least four lives."

Pray for Australia!


  1. Wow, that is amazing video. Praying for those down under!

  2. Toowoomba is on a mountain; on the Great Dividing Range (a mountain range that extends from Queensland to Victoria). If you can be flooded up there, where are you safe? (what a challenge to our pride, when we cannot rely on common sense, our gold bars or our infrastructure to save us from the unexpected). The authorities weren't prepared for this because it happened so fast, with rain causing flash floods in Toowoomba's streets then raging down the valley beneath, demolishing everything in its path. Ipswich and Brisbane are bracing for the highest flooding since 1974. Brisbane suburbs are being evacuated, and the flood isn't expected to peak there for two more days. It's still raining.

    After ten years of drought, which devastated major farm production, we are now enduring floods that have washed away crops and good farm soil over vast areas. This means farmers losing incomes yet again, and food prices will soar Australia wide. With the amount of topsoil being washed away it will take a long, long time to recover.

    Queensland's mines are also underwater. This will affect exports.

    Unprecedented quantities of rain water are being washed into the sea.

    The disaster isn't over by a long shot. Things are changing so fast, the Queensland Premier is holding press briefings every 2 hours. The rain is extending into New South Wales, with residents of several coastal towns warned to seek higher ground.

    In developed countries like Australia, we cannot imagine famine or other devastation even when we have natural disasters. While we are accustomed to major bush fires and droughts followed by major floods, we have enjoyed efficient primary production and transport systems so we can rely on fresh food supplies from long distances away.

    Not any more. Roads are destroyed. Rail lines are gone. Nobody knows the extent of infrastructure damage but we expect it to be severe.

    World wide, I am watching the birth pangs, especially the destruction of food security. Fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, locusts...

    Truly we need to rely on the LORD because we cannot rely on ourselves anymore.

    Please pray for Australia and for everywhere else on the planet as we realise how little control we really have over anything. Even so, as Jesus said, it's time to look up!

  3. Anonymous,

    Thank you so much for the report. Goodness, things are tough. I had no idea of the geographic location of Toowoomba being on a mountain, which makes the flooding we see on that video even more heart-shaking. We are not in control of anything, as you aptly said. I hope that many will heed your words to rely on the Lord...

  4. Agreed, Turn to Jesus Christ our saviour for help, Pray for forgiveness of your sins that we commit daily, Love thy neigbour and you love yourself. Praying for Aus,Keep safe.God bless


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