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Aussie Rainstorms

In Australia, things aren’t always bright and sunny during the summer. The waves are increasing, the clouds storming above. A big rainstorm hit Brisbane yesterday morning, and still is continuing to flood all across the coasts from Queensland to the Gold Coast. Since the rainstorm started, ‘Storm Spotters’ have been scouting out for some new storm clouds that would impact the situation. These ‘Storm Spotters’ have been running all around Australia trying inform the residents before they get caught. As the storm is rolling in, people are running around preparing for the flood that will soon get worse.

With people reading the newspapers and going online and looking at everyday news, in my opinion it is very important to have reports, and updates on these events. I feel like this helps people around Australia, not only to prepare and have caution about the different environmental changes going around them, but also because because outsiders need to be informed so if they had a loved one, or family member, they would know a little about the setting around them. Also this is newsworthy because it affects an incredible amount of people, because when floods hit, electricity can run out, it’s harder to go out and get things, etc. Reflecting on this article, I really think that this is newsworthy.

What I think about this tragic issue is that we need to be more cautious about the environment around us, and the changes that are constantly happening. This isn’t only rainstorms and floods; it’s pollution levels skyrocketing, global warming, and all sorts of different environmental issues that are starting to catch like the yellow fever in the 1900’s. I think that we should all be more aware of the world around us, because we are lucky we were fortunate to have it.

[Brisbane, Fast, First]

Floods in Gympie
Flickr, Photo by: yewenyi