Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A new day

Despite the stress and worry yesterday brought, I actually slept well last night. Unfortunately for others in the area, this wouldnt have been the case.

We are so thankful to be living on a hill in a suburb called Kallangur. North of us in Burpengary, Morayfield and Caboolture flooding has taken over. Just south of here in Strathpine and Lawnton they are cut off.  This is so hard to comprehend as these are the places where we live our daily lives.

My husband has been told not to come to work.. and he can't anyway as the highway is flooded and most of the train tracks from here are also under water.

Here are a few images that I have borrowed from a facebook pages where people are sharing their photos.

this is at the front of a shopping centre we go to regularly, almost went on Monday! This picture is looking out to the main road.. which is under water too

this is looking back at same shops...

the bridge we travel across everyday to kindy.. a few hundred metres from the kids school

a neighbourhood less than 10 minutes away

a shopping centre literally minutes from our house

and the rail bridge I went under every day to take my daughter to kindy... this bridge is usually REALLY high!!

A little town where a friend lives... she lives behind here and has been cut off with the two children. Her husband is unable to get back to them.

this is her property late yesterday... she is staying very positive

The CBD in Brisbane is still preparing for the worst of the flooding to hit. Last night they estimated 6500 houses would be affected, this morning it is up to 19500... devastating.

What amazes me is the number of people who continue to drive through swollen, closed roads!! and a friend who is a police officer in Brisbane commented how sick he was of people sticky beaking in a disaster area.. which makes his job so much harder as it puts them and him at risk... and he worked a 16 hour day yesterday. 

Please continue to pray for Queensland.  People are hurting so much.


Megan said...

thinking of everyone over there leonie, those pictures are just unreal.

Fiona said...

It's odd how people react differently to disasters - I can't imagine even thinking about driving through floods. Some people are just crazy - or possibly desperate to get to their families on the other side. I know I would be at home, hopefully with all my loved ones around me trying to keep safe.

We're thinking of all Queenslanders and watching the news regularly. The scale of this disaster is truly unbelieavable.

Keep safe.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Wow! The photos are amazing! Still so shocking and still more to come. Stay dry and safe xox

Posie Patchwork said...

Wow, such alarming photos, it's simply incredible & you've put such a personal perspective on it all. Love Posie

Chuck & Debby said...

Leonie {{hugs}} - So unbelievable! We are praying, praying and praying some more for all of you. Stay safe.

Lisa Z said...

I came over from down to earth blog and just want to say I am thinking of you all and saying prayers that this horrible tragedy ends now. From Lisa in Minnesota, USA.

Siân@Toru said...

Its crazy. And I cannot understand people who come to stikcy beak at others misfortune either...
I hope all your family and friends are ok. Awful just waiting it out till it clears and then still having to deal with clean up and rebuilding home and worklives again :(

Notchka said...

Oh dear Leonie - love, hugs and prayers for the safety of you, your family, friends and community. Particularly we are praying for people to get out quickly, for sticky-beakers to go home and watch the telly and for your rescue workers to find the strength and recieve the support they will surely need in the coming days. We are watching with heavy hearts, please take care xx

Christine said...

Praying for you and the family! I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling! I'm glad your family is all together. Please keep safe and dry! Hugs to you all!

Jaz from Treacy Travels said...

Gee whiz
I think about them each day, but it isn't until you see those sorts of photos that it really sinks in.
Stay safe!!

ps I now follow your blog and love it!

Moags and Smeet said...

Glad to hear that you are safe - terrible times indeed!