I've been thinking about travel to Australia early nexy year but I have seen reports about a truckload of floods there...is it safe to go? I
There's a lot in the media about the floods, but we're not all standing on roof tops waiting for rescue. As Kaisa said, the floods are affecting many country towns outside the main tourist destinations and major cities. (Sydney just had a beautiful sun-drenched weekend perfect for the beach).
I've put together a map showing the areas worst affected (as of a couple of days ago).
It's a terrible thing for those people whose homes and businesses are affected, and our best wishes go out to them, but only a tiny proportion of the country is affected.
here's the map:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116803066728796002745.00049705932ed5b971bd0&z=5 almost 8 years ago