Monday, January 17, 2011

What a start to 2011

Seriously, what an atrocious start to 2011. I can only hope that things improve and we don't see any further surges of flood waters, especially since there is rain predicted for next week. It will take a long time to rebuild wiped out communities. I consider myself very fortunate to not have been affected. My parents in law stayed with us for a couple of nights due to loss of electricity and the rising of a nearby creek but they were the extent of our issues.

We spent the day on Saturday out at Yeronga just helping out where we could. What the water left behind is a foul stench and thick, sticky, toxic mud. Toxic as, the Brisbane river and neighbouring creeks have never had particularly good water quality, especially not through the last week after animals, sewerage, debris and all manner of other things were swallowed.

This site shows just how things changed.

Well wishes to everyone who was affected - I hope you hear some good news soon.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are ok - the floods have just been so devastating

    Hey, I nominated you for a blogger award hun - xx