Queensland floods anniversary : Angela Emmerson

Gearing, Amanda (2012) Queensland floods anniversary : Angela Emmerson. [Other]

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"We're marking the anniversary of the destructive floods that hit Queensland a year ago this week with our series of interviews from survivors.

Today's story is from Helidon teenager and university student Angela Emmerson, who tells Amanda Gearing how she and her sister scrambled to the roof to escape the dangerous flash flood which suddenly engulfed their house on the 10th of January last year.

Tomorrow we'll hear from Grantham resident Rob Wilkin who rescued 31 local people using his car and boat. He helped them escape to safety as 138 houses in the town were destroyed.

To mark the anniversary of the floods in Queensland, ABC Open has compiled Aftermath, an extensive look at the Queensland floods as well as floods in NSW, Victoria and remote Western Australia; Cyclone Yasi and the 2009 Victorian 'Black Saturday' bushfires. Australia certainly has been hit by a few disasters in the past two or so years. The site has a timeline showing content from these six disasters, with links to about 40 people effected by these disasters. If you go to that site you will be able to choose a person to watch videos about them."

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ID Code: 76514
Item Type: Creative Work (Other)
Refereed: No
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Role Contributors
  • Amanda Gearing
Funders: ABC Radio National
Material: Radio News
Measurements or Duration: 7:13 mins
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: ABC Radio National Breakfast
Publisher: ABC Radio National
Location: From date: To date:
ABC Radio National Breakfast 2012-01-12 2012-01-12
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Keywords: The Torrent: Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, Queensland floods anniversary, Angela Emmerson
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2014 00:42
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 03:02

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