We live in a high area of Brisbane and so have had no flooding. We are all safe.
But people will be seeing so many images of the damage over the next few weeks. The heartbreak is not isolated - I think that everyone will know someone who needs help. In our own family my husband's parent's house probably will have to be gutted and perhaps rebuilt. This photo was taken over 24 hours ago on Wednesday morning. By the afternoon the water was apparently covering 3/4 of the height. Now there is more water so it is most likely that it is totally covered by now. At this stage we have no idea of what we will find. Lots of stories like this will emerge.
My husband and his family experienced the 1974 floods as well and know what the clean up is like. They were in a different house then and the water missed them by three houses. But they know all about cleaning up as neighbourhoods all rally to help each other.
Who knows what the next few weeks will bring?