Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Australian floods

Totally off the Canadian political beat here, the videos of what's going on in Australia are too compelling to ignore. This one captures some of the remarkable highlights of the past day or so, cars being swept away, animals in danger, etc. Gillard seems to be handling it well, confident and competent. At least, from afar, it appears.

Brisbane, a city of 2 million, is imminently expecting "the flood of the century." Someone's done a projection of the flooding, incredible to see it laid out for such a major city like this.