Queensland hit flood in many towns just before the new year, the total flooded area was bigger than France and Germany combined, luckily, the most of those flooded areas not populated.
Then on 12th January, the flood hit south east part of Queensland where Australia's third largest city Brisbane is.
Dramatic pictures of Queensland flooding (YouTube link)
The Queensland Government has launched an appeal to help fellow Queenslanders affected by the recent floods. Many communities have been devastated. Some families have lost everything. You can help make a difference by donating to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
If you would like to support the Queensland Flood, donations are welcome. Details are available at this official Queensland government website
(Yes, I know the Brisbane flooding did not make the mega headlines internationally like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005, but still.)