Queensland Flood Victims Sparks Celebrity Twitter Campaign

Queensland in Australia has unfortunately become the victim of Mother Nature this week. Flash floods have broken out destroying whatever is in its path and at present has taken 12 lives with others reported missing. With the water surging through to the third largest city Brisbane in Australia, and reports of the water reaching up to 18ft, BBC News has already reported today that up to 20,000 homes are at risk, with many people being told to leave. The problem is only going to get worse through high tides expected on Thursday.

With such a sorry state of affairs, celebrities have taken to online social networking site Twitter to not only give flood victims their condolences, messages to stay strong through this bleak period but to join the recent appeal to get people to donate money. As smh.com reported, stars such as Australian electro pop duo “The Presets” have tweeted, “Our thoughts go out to all affected by the terrible floods in Queensland. Please help the flood victims and make a donation.” Pop star Justin Bieber has sent his own message along with Olympic swimmer and model Stephanie Rice who has asked her loyal fans to help by donating.

X-Factor judge and all around Australian celebrity Dannii Minogue has taken to Twitter by saying, “My thoughts are with all the families in QLD dealing with the terrible floods. 8 confirmed dead, many missing & more flooding predicted.” The guys over at heraldsun.com have stated that “The Veronica” stars “Jess and Lisa Origliasso” have appealed to their joint 340,000 followers asking them to donate.

For anyone wishing to donate visit www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html or call 1800 219 028.

Please feel free to send us your comments and condolences below.

  • http://www.garious.com/ Garious

    Whoever said that Twitter is all about narcissistic, silly ramblings of people who are in need of constant attention in 140-characters tweet – will perhaps be crushed by the fail whale by now. Twitter makes it possible for everyone to connect real-time, especially when local news experience delays and all in reporting stuff that matters most. My prayers and condolences to the victims as well. Thanks for the link, I'll be tweeting it soon.