It has been a very sad, difficult time for so many in the city we live in. The floods that are currently inundating our city are overwhelming and may well make history. We are lucky enough to be on high ground so we are not directly affected but there have been so many people who have lost their homes and the situation is tragic.
These floods have resulted from a very unusual season whereby we have had torrential, monsoonal rain for weeks on end and now the rivers that run higher than the Fitzroy are all flooded as well and are converging on the mighty Fitzroy.
No one really knows where the river will peak but forecasts are that it may go over the 10m mark which will be higher than the 1991, 1954 and 1918 floods. The airport has been closed and now all roads into the city have been cut off. It is isolated. We have been away and cannot return.
Police Officers wading through the water to help residents and above, flood waters over the runway at the airport. It is very overwhelming and terribly sad for so many people.....