Thursday, January 13, 2011

Such Sadness

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post.  As the whole country knows Queensland has been in severe flood since the day after boxing day,  It has rained here for months with no end in sight. So much destruction firstly in central and western Queensland then the Darling Downs, Ipswich and Brisbane.  Some towns were flooded twice, whole towns have been evacuated.  At this stage 12 deaths with about 50 people missing. I have been glued to the TV all day today watching the Brisbane River get higher and higher as I would guess a lot of people have been doing.  I think the thing that got to me the most was the inland Tsunami that hit the main street of Toowoomba  with no warning then swept down the Toowoomba range taking out everything that stood in it’s way, the footage was incredible to watch, whole houses just get ripped off their stumps, the pure ferocity and speed of the water was terrifying. I have been listening to the 612 ABC radio coverage of the floods since they started that station deserves an award for the service they have given to Queenslanders just amazing.  We were fortunate here it rained so much over 300mms in 24hours  we don't have huge river systems in the area so when we flood it goes down fairly quickly and we don't get the massive damage bill (to buildings, the roads are another story).  My thoughts go out to all that have been affected by the floods, it’s going to take a long time for the state to recover.  All these photos are from various news sites.

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Bye for now

Jackie

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