Monday, January 10, 2011

Flood Devastation Jan 2011

OMG my friends I have been sitting here watching all evening the utter devastation that has unfolded in Queensland today. The poor residents of Toowoomba have had their lives changed forever when a huge wall of water swept through their town upturning cars, washing people and possessions away, flooding buildings & homes, destroying businesses and creating chaos everywhere! It is almost unimaginable the amount of damage done in such a short space of time. Then tonight we must also think of all the residents of Gympie to our north. They are hoping the Mary River will peak at 21m... hoping it doesn't go higher. At 21m all the main street of town will be lost - business will be up to their roof tops under water. So many people have given so selflessly over the past 24 hours to help as many businesses as possible get out as much stock and fixtures as they could before the flood waters took it all. My heart goes out to communities like Dalby, now under water yet again, Theodore just down the road from where we spent a year living in Moura.... a town completely lost. So so many other places too many to name still under water, start to clean up and rebuild, totally isolated with no way in or out of their town (perhaps for weeks to come), the places yet to flood still. Mother Nature has taken us to task, shown to us yet again the devastation and destruction she can prevail at any given time. As I sit in my comfy lounge chair, under my safe roof I can't help but feel so much despair for all those suffering. My hearts and thoughts go out to you all. To all my friends and family here and all over Queensland please, pretty please take care on the roads. Big hugs to you all xo Shirl

4 comments:

Julz said...

Shirl, I think you summed up how we are all feeling, in lots of shock, feeling very grateful for what we have and feeling quite useless that we can't do anything to help. My heart and prayers certainly do go out to these people.

Shirl said...

Thanks Julz.... echoing the words you have just typed. It is too much to really comprehend xo S

Chloe :-) said...

It sure is devastating. We live just out of Toowoomba. It's been horrendous. Please stay safe everyone!!

Shirl said...

Hi Chloe you take care too please. Stay safe it is horrendous out there. So scary xo S