Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brisbane Floods

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?

6 comments:

Joy said...

Oh that's heartbreaking!! Your poor in-laws ... that is so incredibly sad.
Praying for everyone who's been so badly affected by all of this ... such a tragedy!
Love n hugs,
Joy xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

so happy to hear your safe where you are.........terrible news about your inlaws..........

Farmyard Crafts said...

SO sorry to hear about your family. I hope that the community rallies around just like the last time... and gets together and helps everyone out.

Maria said...

Sorry to hear of the tragedy that has affected your in-laws. The clean-up is so daunting, I feel for all the family. I saw on the news, the state of Milton SS, I guess there will be so many schools which are so damaged and resources lost...My step-daughter Meg is unable to take up her appointment at Wandoan as she and her belongings can't get there. She'll be deployed to a Brisbane school for a while.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

So sad Lynda... even worse for the elderly. Thinking of you and your family xx

Aunty said...

It's terrible that your in-laws are in the thick of the floods. I hope the cleanup won't be too traumatic for them.