Northeastern Australia is currently under a whole lot of water. Nearly 200,000 residents have been forced to leave their home by floods that Queensland State Treasurer Andrew Fraser described as a “disaster of biblical proportions.” Fraser estimated the ultimate cost of the flooding would exceed A$1 billion (USD $980 million). That may not be truly biblical proportions, but it is pretty bad, and the people of Queensland are hurting.
A bit closer to biblical proportions, the Indo-Asian News Service, via The Hindustan Times, declared last month that, “Noah’s flood began in 6,000 BC Canada, created Persian Gulf.” That’s an interesting headline. It is still not referring to a global flood that covered all the earth’s land, but rather a time after the last ice age when the water levels in the earth’s oceans rose by a significant amount.