As you would have seen on the news, January 10, 2011 was a horror day for Queensland. I was at home watching the news when the wall of water swept through Toowoomba and down the Lochyer Valley towards Brisbane. Unfortunately this coincided with more water released from Wivenhoe Dam (which was sitting at 192% capacity) and king tides to ensure that Brisbane would see it's first major flooding event since 1974. Now, my mum lived through '74. She lost everything but her cat, and I'm so thankful that we were nowhere near those areas. I don't think mum could have gone through it again.
|heading south - on route to shopping centre|
|local shopping centre - shops actually built on raised ground!|
Over the last week it seemed like the clouds had finally run out of water to dump on us. It's been hot and muggy (thanks to the ground being waterlogged), but it was nice to have the sun on your face. Now today, the 30th, seems to be a reminder that the weather can so easily change. It was sunny this morning, now it's overcast and looks like more rain! Geez, what am I.... a duck!