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Archive for the ‘Flooding’ Category

Update: State Library of Queensland

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The latest on the flooding situation from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA):

http://www.alia.org.au/disasterrecovery/QLDFloods.html

Click on the link below for an article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) about the flooding at the State Library of Queensland. Note that the concern now is not with water damage but the affect summer humidity (no power) will have on library materials.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2011/01/12/brisbane-flooding-arts.html

State Library of Queensland (Australia)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We’ve been following the flooding at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Here is a map, some pictures and reports:

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=queensland+state+library&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il

Reports: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/queensland-floods/deadly-wave-heads-for-brisbane/story-fn7iwx3v-1225985949229

Pictures: http://twitpic.com/3p7zbs / http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=272291&id=822662788&l=2733269ca1

Library Flooding Pictures & Videos from University of Western Australia

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Heavy rains hit Perth, Australia, on March 22nd causing extensive damage, including the Education, Fine Arts, and Architecture Library.  See the links below for pictures and video of the event.

Video of water streaming into the library

Pictures of the flood damage

New Flood Map

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Click here to interact with a great new flood map from the National Climate Data Center.  Flooding data listed by number of events and property damage.  Click on image below for additional flooding information.


Christian Science Monitor article: “What’s Behind Record Flood Predictions?”