Queensland Floods

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It is devastating.....


As some of you may be aware my hometown of Brisbane has been majorly affected by flooding.  Brisbane is the third biggest city in Australia.  Three quarters of my home state has now been declared a natural disaster zone (an area larger than Texas and California combined).  15 people have died so far and there are still scores of people missing.  Thousands of people homes and businesses have been destroyed.   It is absolutely heartbreaking.

My heart goes out to the those who have lost everything. 



I have received some lovely emails from you guys checking to see if I was okay.  Thank you for your concern.  My family and I are safe as we live a little out of town.  


(this is the street I use to live on years ago.  It is shopping centre was completely submerged under water)

And a big thank you to State Emergency crews, The Queensland Police Force and The Defence Force who are are out there saving people lives and searching for missing people.


A house after being hit by what they are calling the inland tsunami

If anyone is interested is donating please go to the Queensland Flood Appeal.

23 comments:

Miss Friday said...

I'm so glad you and your family are safe Nic!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Very happy that you and your family are safe, Nic. The whole thing has been terrible. It's scary how many buildings have been completely submerged under water...

Misha said...

I am so glad that you are safe. It's so saddening and horrifying! I hope things get better soon.

Jess said...

It is all so unbelievable. I can't even comprehend my street and house filled with water :(

So glad you and your family are ok xoxo

Cheree said...

I'm glad you're safe. It's such a sad thing that's happening, with it now being called the worst natural disaster in the nation's history. I really hope the rains stop soon. I'm on the Gold Coast, so not that far away from Brisbane and we've been getting a lot, so I can't even begin to imagine what it's been like up there.

Nomes said...

argh. i know.

glad you are okay.

it's insane.

Jenny said...

OH my gosh Nic that's so scary! I'm so glad you and your family are well, and thank you for posting a donation link!

Small Review said...

I'm very happy to hear you and your family are safe. Events like this are so devastating, but the human spirit is amazingly resilient.

Kulsuma said...

glad you're okay:)

Kat said...

This is terrible... I truly had no idea the flooding was this bad before seeing these pictures. I'm so glad you and your family are safe, Nic, and I really hope things get better soon down there. :)

Missie said...

Nic, this is completely heartbreaking. I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to see your hometown in complete devastation.

I'm glad you are well. Please be safe.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Nic, I am so sorry to see how badly these floods devastated your hometown. I can't imagine what you're all going through. I know I'm worlds away, but if there's anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask.

Hugs...be safe <3

A.J. said...

Larger than TX & Cali combined? That's huge. o_o

Really hope conditions improve there and that you continue to stay safe, Nic!

Pisinat said...

It's so horrible what is happening to you and your country... I'm so sorry... Be safe

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I've been following this on the news. It's so sad, and awful that this kind of natural disaster is becoming more and more common.

I'm glad that you are your family are safe, and my thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and homes because of this. x

A Canadian Girl said...

I'm glad you and your family are safe, Nic, and hope that things get better.

Rachel said...

I'm very happy you and your family are safe, Nic. I hope things get better over there, my thought are with all those affected by this tragedy.

Alexa said...

I'm glad that you and those you love are okay Nic, it is absolutely heartbreaking and terrible.

Stay safe

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

Glad to hear your families okay, you'll probably have tons of friend in trouble, though, right?

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