Flood Facts

Significant flooding occurred in many areas of Queensland during late December 2010 and early January 2011, with three quarters of the state declared a disaster zone.   This is a staggering 500,000sq km, larger than France and Germany combined. Flooding is also affecting vast areas in NSW and Victoria.

The Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan confirmed that the floods is the biggest natural disaster in Australia’s history and it is estimated that it will cost in excess of $10 billion and take several years to restore the damaged infrastructure and economy in Qld.

  • There are 20 confirmed deaths with grave fears for another 14 people

  • Queenslanders are experiencing food shortages, traffic chaos and mountains of rotting debris caused by the killer floods

  • Up to 20,000 houses remain without power and it may be weeks before power can be safely restored to many of these properties

  • Initial estimates show that well in excess of 28,000 properties have been affected by the Queensland floods and, as our summer wet season continues, more may follow.

  • Lord Mayor Campbell Newman warns there could be bodies lying undiscovered in Brisbane homes and urged people to check where there had not been activity

Recovery work is underway, with support available for those affected and opportunities for everyone to help others in need.