Jan 13, 2011

Queensland Floods

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, January 13, 2011
My home state has seen a lot of water in the past few weeks. Floods have stretched nearly the entire state - 80% has been declared a disaster zone, an area twice the size of Texas and over 5 United Kingdoms. And now it is our turn.

I live in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland in the SE corner. Today they predict our flood will peak, higher than the previous highest flood of 1974. The Brisbane River runs right through the CBD (below is a photo of our central business district from then) so as you can imagine many businesses and homes are going to be affected.

Regardless of what the river does today the devestation and destruction the past two weeks of flooding have wrought on Queensland will last a long time.

My family is safe. My home is safe. I'm one of the lucky ones. My thoughts are with those who haven't been so fortunate.

If you want to donate to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal follow this link.


Shayne on January 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM said...

It's good to hear you're safe.

Anita Joy on January 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM said...

Thanks, Shayne. When we look around Brisbane the enormity of what has happened and just how lucky we are sinks in.

Michelle Douglas on January 13, 2011 at 3:14 PM said...

Anita, I'm so glad you and yours are safe. Thinking of you all in Qld!

Anita Joy on January 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM said...

Appreciate it, Michelle.

Eleni Konstantine on January 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM said...

I'm relieved to hear you are safe Anita. Thinking about you all up there and sending you all my prayers.

Anita Joy on January 15, 2011 at 8:19 PM said...

Thank you, Eleni. The support from around Australia has been amazing.

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