12 January 2011

mother nature

sunset from mum and dad's front door

Like everyone, we've been glued to the television for the last couple of days, watching the horrendous news of the floods unfold and keeping up to date with the latest water level estimates and evacuation orders. (We are safe where we are, just wet).

sunset through the omnipresent palm trees

All the roads southbound are closed so, as much as we are keen to be heading home, we will be here for a few more days yet.

evening shadows

So much death and destruction. It's heartbreaking.

If you would like to help, you can donate to the Premiers Relief fund here.

16 comments:

alice c said...

I am watching too and thinking of all my Australian friends. Keep safe.

Liz said...

So glad to hear that you are safe, I was concerned about you. Thinking of everyone caught up in this.

herhimnbryn said...

Keep on keeping safe Soup lady.

rachel said...

So sad to watch, and quite shocking too. We have had some flood disasters here in the UK over the years, but the scale of yours is horrendous. Stay safe; it must get better.

The Awakened Heart said...

I only found out about all the flooding via my hubble. This is the price you pay for being out of the loop regarding world news (no TV or radio reception here!). I had no idea it was so severe. Glad you and yours are dry and safe.

NessaKnits said...

Glad you are safe. Thoughts are with those affected.

harriet said...

Glad you're all OK. We watch in horror, from a traditionally very wet place - Ireland. As you say, such destruction. We all hope it stops very soon. Keep safe.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Horrible horrible situation, I am glad you are safe and well <3

Allana said...

So glad to hear you are safe!

zephyr said...

So glad to hear that you and your family are safe. The video and report I saw last night was just heart wrenching. I've been reading about it, and worrying and hoping for relief...but seeing is a whole other level of awe.

Sherman Unkefer said...

Horrible situation, so glad to hear that you are safe... God bless!

Elizabeth said...

They've opened one road to Toowoomba so with any luck you can come home soon. There is some heartening news too, no bodies found in the 30 cars under the Grafton Bridge; a man saved a joey...but they seem like crumbs next to all the rest of it.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Having lived briefly in a wooden house on stilts in Brisbane , many years ago , I hate to think of one being engulfed by a raging torrent of debris-laden water .
May the flooding come to an end soon and the salvaging and rebuilding go well .

christinelaennec said...

I'm so glad to see you're okay. Thanks for the link to donate. Hugs -

Anonymous said...

I live in Brisbane and its gobsmacking to see, when its all unfolding around us. totally devastating.

Jo Windmill said...

stay well! and safe as you travel back down eventually.