Thank you to all family and friends who have sent messages and enquired about our well being during the terrible Queensland floods.
Thankfully we have not experienced any of the devastation that has happened in other parts of the state, and we are safe, well and dry.
|from Australian Bureau of Meteorology|
The map above shows the conditions as of today and we are located in the bottom right corner of Queensland. There has been an unprecedented amount of rain here, and I believe that it's been the wettest since records began over a hundred years ago. However, Brisbane hasn't experienced flooded towns or anything near the "disaster of almost biblical propositions" as described by Qld treasurer Andrew Fraser.
It's hard to imagine the sheer scale of the flooding. Over 200,000 people in 22 cities and towns have been affected. Some will loose their homes, their belongings and livelihoods. I had a huge lump in my throat watching the news the other night as an elderly couple in Rockhampton were walking through the remains of the home that they had shared for many many years. How do you recover from that?
I have heard that the scale of the flooding is equal to the size of France and Germany. This little postcard gives you an idea what this actually means...
So I will stop complaining about the incessant rain here in Brisbane,
and thank my lucky stars that we are flood free.
I will also spare a thought for all of those who are battling with mother nature, and hope that they receive all the help and support that they can to rebuild their homes and lives.