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.