Monday, January 10, 2011

From bad to worse.

At lunch time today a wall of water suddenly gushed through the garden city of Toowoomba. It washed away houses and vehicles, there was no warning and several people are missing, two are dead. This wall of water is now heading for other towns nearby, Gatton, Grantham, Helidon, Standthorpe and on towards the border with NSW. People have been told to flee. There are several people stranded on the roofs of their houses in Helidan and the helicopters are trying to reach them. One house has been swept of its stumps and is floating down the Lockyer river with people still clinging to the roof.
Even our state capital Brisbane,is starting to flood. There is no where left for people to go. The state is flooded now form Rockhampton in the north to the southern border. All roads are cut. Even my daughter is stranded in Brisbane. She took a team of young tenpin bowlers to Brisbane for a tournament and now they can't get home.
The river here in Bundaberg is rising again and roads here are closing. At the moment I am safe but we are under flood warnings again.
No-one knows when the rain is going to stop. Of shore, we have to watch a cyclone forming. That is all we need.

1 comment:

  1. Valerie....we are praying for a 'dry spell' for your country. I think you have been 'blessed' with enough rain.