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QLD & NSW 2022 Flood support charity letter

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
Over the past 2 years calamities have occurred all over the world, Covid 19, the Russian and Ukrainian Wars and flash floods have swept across Australia Brisbane and New South Wales.
Lucky Vietnamese living people in Australia are fortunate to be helped by the Australian government to fight Covd 19 disease such as vaccines, free medicines and full subsidies in life.
The people and government of Australia are so grateful that they have taken care of us for the past 45 years.
There are many ways to help such as either prayer or donation and this is the most practical way to contribute.
In the spirit of eating fruit, remembering who planted it, drinking water, remembering the source The Vietnamese community in Australia contributed millions of dollars, . Phuoc Hue Temple and Quang Minh Temple call on fellow Buddhists to donate to support and contribute to the people in 2 areas of flooded areas in 2 sub-committees.
This is the best opportunity for everyone to join hands in this meaningful work.
 
Over the years, we Vietnamese people can be proud of the ancestral tradition that - Drinking water, remember the source, eating fruit, remember who planted the tree - with the spiritual leadership of religions such as Buddha, God, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Confucianism and other spiritual beliefs have created and fostered the spirit of compassion and charity to help others in the native Australia and the homeland of Vietnam.
The Vietnamese community contributed half a million dollars to the Royal Children Hospital, Cairnlea Mekong Nursing Home nearly 1 million dollars Sunshine and Joan Kirner hospital 800,000 dollars, Cairnlea Australian Buddhist Center 5 million dollars, surgery. medical examination for the poor yearly several hundred thousand dollars and has contributed to the bushfires New South Wales Australia millions of dollars., in this spirit the construction of the Museum in Victoria The state labor government and the government The federal liberal government has supported $9.5 million , the rest $4.5 million will not be too difficult for the Vietnamese community.
With the spirit of eating fruit, remembering the grower, drinking water, remembering the source The Vietnamese community in Australia contributes millions of dollars, We have passed the New Year of the Tiger with fire as well as the Australian compatriots who are suffering from the loss of their homes and homes. both property and life.
Brisbane residents are dealing with a flood crisis as days of torrential rain combined with high tides at the mouth of the Brisbane River, more than 3,000 homes have floodwater levels "higher than floorboards".
 
Nearly 100 suburbs, including Brisbane CBD, Wilston, Windsor, Newmarket, Auchenflower, Hawthorne, Kelvin Grove and Hamilton, are in the flood zone due to high tides.
Ms Palaszczuk said the Brisbane River reached 3.1m on 5 March 2022 - 2.30m above its 2013 flood peak - with at least 1430 homes in Brisbane affected by floor boards, Ms. Palaszczuk said. said.
 
The Brisbane River meanders through the city of the same name. It follows the tide and reaches the sea to the northeast. Queensland has seen a number of major floods, as recently as 2011 when Brisbane also saw heavy downpours and massive flooding. People also remember 1974 when NSW set an all-time monthly rainfall record of 1.62m.
 
The Brisbane River reaches major flooding as does the Logan and Albert River basins.
 NSW received 775mm of rain in 24 hours over the weekend, the 2nd highest daily rainfall on record in NSW. Heavy, even violent rain and widespread thunder poured into rivers from north and west of Brisbane. Bundaberg in the north saw 292mm of rain in 2 hours, resulting in life-threatening flash floods.
 
Also added to the situation is the Wivenhoe Dam which is a huge reservoir for SE QLD and is the main source of water for Brisbane. As Australia struggles with extreme weather, from drought to floods, this dam provides safe and reliable drinking water. It can serve as a temporary water storage during periods of heavy rain allowing for controlled release of water to minimize flooding. It can reduce the flow rate on the Brisbane River and the height of flood peaks. This happened in 2011 but the river system below the dams, hence the city of Brisbane, is unchecked.
 
There is large-scale setting and supply of rain but also localized thunderstorms that add extremes to the weather. It was labeled as "Bomb Rain!" the current on this bank, barely moving, and the rain seemed endless. With the previous wet year, the land and river could not cope.
 
2021 - “Extremely wet conditions are associated with a growing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean. In eastern Australia, an active phase of the Southern Annular Mode also contributed to the heavy rainfall. "
NSW Emergency Services and Resilience Minister Stephanie Cooke has also been appointed Flood Recovery Minister.
 
 
 
Flood insurance claims the highest $1.5 billion
 
The current estimated cost of insurance claims due to ongoing flooding in south-east Queensland and New South Wales has now reached $2 billion.
 
The Insurance Council of Australia says insurers have now received 67,537 flood claims, up 12 per cent yesterday.
 
Of the claims, 76% were from Queensland residents and 24% were from NSW.
 
The majority of complaints (82%) are related to domestic real estate, with the remainder related to motor vehicles.
 
Huge hailstones larger than a golf ball have pelted south-east Queensland as fierce storms continue to hit the region.
Areas south of Brisbane, including Gleneagle, Mundoolun and Jimboomba, were hit with 8-9cm hail and very dangerous flash floods today.

 
In the new year, I would like to wish the leaders of religions, associations, dignitaries and donors of Vietnam, Victoria and Australia, good fortune, prosperity, good health, happiness, prosperity and longevity. develop more charitable hearts to contribute to building a rich and strong Australia to deserve the name of the dragon and the fairy.
Best regards.
Doctor Pham Phuc Nhan.

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