Pray for the situation in flood-devastated Queensland

The Pacific Conference of Churches is a long-time partner of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The Pacific Conference of Churches is deeply concerned about the situation facing residents of Queensland, Australia as heavy rain and flood waters inundate parts of South-East Queensland including Brisbane and Ipswich.

The death toll so far is 10 while 90 others are missing.

The RNA Show ground in Brisbane has been set up to be the main evacuation centre expected to house the first 1,000 evacuees, while 800 Ipswich residents have sought shelter at evacuation centres in the city.

Most areas of the Brisbane CBD are closed, including the State Library, and power supply is expected to be cut off soon.

Several major highways have been closed together with countless suburban roads, and residents are being urged to conserve drinking water over the next 48 hours as flood waters damage water treatment equipments.

Properties have also been devastated.

The Pacific Conference of Churches is calling on the churches in Oceania to pray for the situation in flood devastated Queensland, for the safety of the people and their properties, and for governments to offer their technical and humanitarian support to the government of Australia.

We also pray that the situation will move more people to consider the reality of Climate Change more seriously and exercise solidarity with Pacific Island neighbouring countries.

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