Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Floods in Queensland

We're having extreme floods here in Queensland, a one in a hundred year flood in fact. My families are all safe and dry, but so many are not. We had roads cut around us yesterday and we had to stay put, but today the water in our area has receded. Many businesses and homes near us were flooded and today the cleanup for those places has begun. It is heartbreaking for those people.

Brisbane is still to get the peak of the flood and so many more people are going to lose everything they own. There has been loss of life as well as loss of property and about 70 people are missing as they were swept away by the flood water.

We tried to get to a family member yesterday and found all the roads around us cut. We were concerned as they live on the banks of a creek. We had to turn around and go home, but later had phone calls to let us know the family was safe. What a relief it was to hear their voices.

I took a few pictures of the cut roads and flooded countryside around us while we were out so thought I would share them with you.

May everyone in the flood areas stay safe. There will be a huge restoring time ahead of us all.


StampOwl said...

good to hear you are ok ... I didn't think I would be seeing this again, I saw the 1974 floods. Fortunately all my family are safe too.

Suzanne said...

So glad to hear from you and that you and your family are safe. I have been thinking of you often as I listen to the reports of the flooding. It is in the news every night here in Maryland. I haven't been around much lately and hope to get back to my papercrafting again some time in the future. Take care and my thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the flooding.

Carla Murphy said...

Stay safe my friend. xox

Else49 said...

Good to hear you are OK and your family as well. But I am sure the hard work is still ahead for you. Cleaning and getting back to a normal life. Take care!