Thursday, 31 January 2013

Droughts and Flooding Rains.

Not as high as 2011, but still this flood created havoc.
The Bremer River in flood. 
HEARTBREAK: The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service helped with the flood clean-up at Colleges Crossing yesterday.
 Colleges Park was due to be reopened after a full reconstruction
 following  the 2011 floods.  I think the  opening might be
 delayed for a while.  

The month of January has been an exhausting start to the year.  One week we were sweltering in 40 degree heat, and the next we are isolated by floods!  
Personally we have been very fortunate to have gone through the whole flood issue completely unscathed.  Our house is on the highest point in town, and we didn't have any electricity outages at all.  Sure there were some minor inconveniences but nothing that couldn't be handled.

I feel so sorry for those people who experienced evacuation, water flooding their houses and businesses, loss of electricity for extremely long periods and other challenges thrown at them by mother nature.
Sadly to say there were also a number of lives lost as well.

A very big thank you must be said to all those tireless volunteers and professionals who are out there doing there best for their community.  SES, police, fireman, ambo's, council workers, electricity workers, even down to the those who baked items and donated them at the evacuation centres around town.

Thankfully this experience was no where near as bad as the 2011 floods for the people of Ipswich and Brisbane, but emotionally it brought back those memories to a lot of people and that in itself was bad enough.  

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