From The Australian:
THE head of Queensland’s flood appeal says donations are so low they won’t go anywhere near helping those who’ve lost it all.
Terry Mackenroth says only $6 million has been raised so far, including $1 million each from the state and federal governments.
“For the amount of devastation I’ve seen just through watching television, it is not going to go anywhere near paying the sorts of claims we will receive,” he told reporters.
…He cited the flood appeal from two years ago, which raised a quarter of a billion dollars, and the Cyclone Larry appeal, which raised $25 million.
Interesting. Some speculations:
- we’re tapped out;
- we’re all wondering why folks still live on flood plains as climate change cometh;
- we’re all waiting for a new flood levy;
- there just wasn’t enough water;
- chick Premiers make better appeals than do blokes.