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Phenomenal Flooding

11 Jan

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 1

Site 2

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.

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9 Comments

Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Family Life

 

9 responses to “Phenomenal Flooding

  1. Jen in NSW

    January 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Praying for the south east corner. I used to live in Brisbane and I have friends and family there as well as a sister in Toowoomba who was affected by that water through the city. Thank G-d for the SES!! And our many other volunteers.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

     
  2. April

    January 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    We live in the Lockyer Valley and are thankful that our house is on top of a hill, we are extremely lucky. Everyone in our community is coming together to help each other and the volunteers are doing a wonderful job.

    No more rain, please…

     
  3. Tracey

    January 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I’m so glad you’re safe April.

    Seeing those families scrambling onto their roofs was heart breaking and hearing that people were washed away was hard to hear.

    I’m really impressed with how people have been helping each other.

    It is so heart breaking though.

     
  4. Monique

    January 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I saw this on the news, such a mess, I pray everyone is alright. I have some of my extended family living in the area. My mum hasn’t called so I guess everyone is alright.

     
  5. bernadette

    January 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I’m glad you posted tracey, was worried for you 😦 i saw a video on facebook of toowoombas flood over 5 mins cars just boobing along like leaves in a stream!- i’ve never seen or imagined anything like it!
    stay safe and our thoughts are with you and the rest of QLD

    Bernadette and crew

     
  6. bernadette

    January 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    oh gosh i meant bobbing D=

     
  7. Tracey

    January 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    We’re way out of the way of trouble. The Gold Coast isn’t receiving anything like Brisbane and Ipswich. And hopefully it doesn’t. It’s absolutely phenomenal though. It’s hard to imagine what the world might look like tomorrow.

     
  8. Elsa

    January 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Glad to hear you and April both are well. Will be thinking of your family Tracey over the next few hours/days. Elsa

     
  9. Diane

    January 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I have a few blog friends from Australia and have wondered how you all are you. So glad you and your family are okay. So much flooding – praying it ends soon.
    Blessings
    Diane

     

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