Around a third of the nation is underwater.

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fuzzywuzzy
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Around a third of the nation is underwater.

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For the driest country on earth we sure do get a lot of rain sometimes.



75 percent of NSW

Overview Map showing areas affected by Flood Warnings: NSW State Emergency Service | NSW SES

Every time the waters suceed from one place it pops up in another.

Then QLD,

Queensland floods 2012 | Emergency services and safety | Queensland Government

Victoria,

NSW flooding | Levee in doubt as Wagga Wagga braces... | Stuff.co.nz

Northeast Victoria braces for more floods - The West Australian

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror -

The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest

All tragic to the moon,

The sapphire-misted mountains,

The hot gold hush of noon.

Green tangle of the brushes,

Where lithe lianas coil,

And orchids deck the tree-tops

And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!

Her pitiless blue sky,

When sick at heart, around us,

We see the cattle die-

But then the grey clouds gather,

And we can bless again

The drumming of an army,

The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!

Land of the Rainbow Gold,

For flood and fire and famine,

She pays us back threefold-

Over the thirsty paddocks,

Watch, after many days,

The filmy veil of greenness

That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,

A wilful, lavish land-

All you who have not loved her,

You will not understand-

Though earth holds many splendours,

Wherever I may die,

I know to what brown country

My homing thoughts will fly.

Dorothea Mackellar

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