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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Floating in the Flood

Seems all this rain has taken it's toll...
I've returned from a stay at the farm to a former river city that has quickly gone underwater....no *river* to speak of.
A raging brown torrent exists instead and deserted city streets strangely filling with calm yet dirty rising water.
The sun has eerily been shining here since yesterday
and the footage I have been watching on the TV has been so incredibly surreal.
Streets and places I have walked and driven are not even recognisable now.

but ever so gratefully me and mine are safe and dry and if not for the footage and the strangely quiet streets and empty supermarket shelves we would not even know what is occurring just *down the road*.
Homes submerged... restaurants, pontoons, jetty's and boats washed down river and out to the bay.

And compared to those in a neighbouring city up on the range we are the lucky ones.
My heart breaks for those with no warning. Lost.

Queenslanders are a tough bunch though. Even our animal friends are banding together.

It's a humbling experience.
The power of Mother Nature and our vulnerability even in the *big* city.

My heart is with those suffering...please spare a little of yours too?

Here's a little more on the disaster...


Inoureyes said...

Its so hard not being able to get out there and help. The only thing we have to offer is our prayers and thoughts. We know that the death toll will rise as the water goes down but lets hope it dosnt go up too far.

Patricia said...

This is terrible!
Luckily nothing happened to you.

Kelly said...

So very glad you and yours are safe and well. How my thoughts and prayers are with all those in these areas.

So awful, so frightening. I few years ago the village we lived in here in England was flooded - slightly - waist deep - and that was scary enough but nothing, nothing remotely like this. I remember the fear but this is a way different scale. The tremendous power of that water.

Amanda said...

Thank you for this post. I'm so relieved to hear that you and your family are safe. Its just terrible.

Tricia said...

I'm so pleased you are safe and dry. x t.

Monica said...

the news of the general chaos have been bad enough, but reading about the very personal tragedies is just heartbreaking.

i'm glad to hear that you and yours are safe.

Sabrina said...

Thinking of you and your family. Please stay safe!

Madeline said...

I'm so behind on blog reading and current events that I was a few days late finding out about this one. My heart aches. I'm praying that you and your loved ones are still staying dry.

Maree Rose said...

I have started a little rally to give some handmade toys to the children who lost everything in the floods. If you know of anyone who would like to help please pass on my link.