Monday, February 6, 2012

Flood forces town to be abandoned

Township of St george in Queensland abandoned

The record flood menacing the Queensland town of St George has claimed its first life, with confirmation that a toddler died in floodwaters outside the town last night.
The largest evacuation in Queensland's history has been completed in the town, with just a few hundred people defying orders to abandon the town as floodwaters quickly rise.
This morning authorities confirmed that an 18-month-old had drowned in floodwaters on a property outside St George at around 10:00pm. Paramedics were unable to to revive the child.


LindaG said...

I don't know what to say. This is a terrible tragedy. I hope the people who decided to stay behind will be okay.
And I hope the people who evacuated will have something to go back to.

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Still recovering from last Year; how tragic for a child to die. Sad.