Most of my overseas readers would have no idea of what is happening in our State and now our corner of the world…thankfully not in my immediate area, but we do have friends and family in the path of the destruction.
Cities and towns all over the state have been inundated by flood waters, some more than once. At present the south east corner of the state, where our capital city of Brisbane and the large city of Ipswich are located, are bracing for record breaking flood waters.
We had devastating floods in 1974 and this flood is expected to peak higher than that flood. It’s going to be a troubling next couple of days as the flood waters move downstream and devastate the cities in its path.
For some images of what’s been happening and to give you an idea of what is coming down stream towards our capital you can check out the following websites which have lots of photos:
Site 3 – lots of photos of Brisbane and these are before the peak of the flood event. I’ll update this post with photos after the devastation. It won’t be pretty.
So that’s a little insight into what’s happening around us. We are safe at present and bunkered down at home until after the worse has past…if this rain ever stops.
Sunny Australia?? HA! I’m starting to forget what sunshine looks like.
Although, on the brighter side of the coin, many of our dams were near empty and we sooooo needed the water…perhaps not this much though. When the rain does stop, and the clean up is done, the countryside is going to be incredibly green and full of life. That will be a huge blessing and one that we have been praying for for a long time.
Do please pray for those people who are in the path of these floods. They are going to be experiencing a frightening and awful few days.