Thursday, January 13, 2011

Queensland Floods

The TV has been on the ABC News channel all day...watching the devastation of the Queensland Floods. It is just awful, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. It all just seems so surreal. I can't imagine it, but I'm seeing it (albeit on TV).

My two brothers live in the Gold Coast in Queensland. One (J) works in Brisbane city, the other (H) works inland, about halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane. J was sent home on Monday afternoon and he isn't expecting to be able to go back until mid next week at the earliest. H can't get to work. He has to cross a ford to get there, and it's too high, his truck can't get over it. I hate to imagine what damage has been done to his place of work - a creek runs right through it.

The stories which are coming out of Queensland and devastating, heartbreaking and heartwarming. The damage, loss and devestation are just unreal, but the spirit of the people there is so beautiful and inspiring. Many of these people have lost so much but they are all banding together to help one another out.


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