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?