Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Floods Dominate 2011 Online Stories

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Floods Dominate 2011 Online Stories

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Byline: Adam Davies @thechronicle.com.au

Our top 10 online stories for 2011

1. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/01/12/jordan-rice-death-flood-

sacrifice-brother-save/

2. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/01/11/two-dead-torrent-flood-toowoomba/

3. www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/01/10/city-downpour-sparks-

flash-floods-toowoomba/

4. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/09/22/magpie-attack-blinds-boy

5. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/09/09/woman-pleads-guilty-dog-sex

6. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/01/10/two-dead-three-children-missing/

7. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/12/05/family-home-disappears/

8. thechronicle.com.au/story/2009/05/21/flood-disaster-photos

-southeast-Qld/

9. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/04/15/end-of-term-sex-party-

shut-down-toowoomba/

10. thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/01/12/grantham-resembles-war-zone/

THE biggest news story in living memory dominated The Chronicle's top 10 online stories of 2011.

On January 10, after months of heavy rain, the worst natural disaster in the city's history changed our psyche forever.

An ainland tsunamia of dirty brown floodwater tore through Toowoomba destroying everything in its path.

When the waters receded two Toowoomba residents, Donna and Jordan Rice, had been killed after their car was washed away at the intersection of James and Kitchener sts.

The horror continued in the Lockyer Valley as creeks, rivers and streams broke their banks, sending a body of water travelling at 3000 metres per cubic second tearing through homes, farms, businesses and townships.

The town of Grantham was worst hit.

In the aftermath, the town resembled a war zone. The eyes of the nation and the world were transfixed with the haunting images and tales of survival that surfaced in the following days. …

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