It has been a dark day for our beautiful city today.
Most of Queensland has been suffering terrible devastating floods and we thought we may be immune. Not to be. We had torrential rain today on top of previous days of rain.
Our city centre was hit with a flash flood today. Cars were thrown around like match sticks, people were swept away, lives lost. This is right in the middle of our city centre.
Goods from stores were flushed out of the shops and swept away by the fast flowing water. Low life looters were quickly to work after the waters receded.
Our hearts go out to those families who are mourning their lost loved ones today.
There is further flooding expected from swollen creeks and rivers in our district.
The only good news coming from this is that our dams which feed our city water supply are now full and we probably have enough water for 10 years without huge rainfalls.
I will give an update on Shirley B tomorrow. She is fine, but marooned.