Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Muddy Waters - Brisbane

Brisbane has been under water for the past week. For a great set of photos taken in the streets closest to mine visit Brisbane Daily Photo. The photographer, Cara, lives down the road and posts a photo of Brisbane every day of the year. This week she has outdone herself - cleaning, filming and living in the midst of chaos.

I was lucky. Our house was above the floodline. The neighbour had water through their lower level but luckily for us our land rises sharply above their property. I've been busy helping neighbours dump their lives on the footpath, moving tons of mud from my local sailing club and helping pump out a lake of water from under a nearby apartment building. More stories to come over the next few days.

This was the scene in the street next to ours. Unbelievable

4 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I thought of you and the flooding. Glad to hear your house was spared! My thoughts are with you and your dear neighbors. x

Grand Purl Baa said...

Gawd!

Jennifer said...

It is mind-boggling, to imagine the destruction this kind of flooding can cause. And to lose the entire contents of one's home is unimagineable.

I'm so glad to hear your home was spared. Thought about you and family and neighbours lots during this time.

Leithal said...

So glad you are ok. Have been missing in action here and life too actually. But have been thinking of you and hoping your home had escaped the terrible deluge. X