Monday, January 10, 2011

A City Shattered

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.  


Marilyn said...

Di. It has been devastating for your district. Thinking of you all. I have a brother and niece living in the city and am waiting to hear news from them that they and their families are ok.

teresa said...

Hi Di, I've just sent you an email and then saw your post today. I'm so sorry to hear just how devastating the flooding has been there. I had no idea it was that bad. I would never have thought it could flood there. Stay safe and take care xx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo very very sorry for this devastation you all having to go throught. We looked at some photos on the internet last night but they are of only Rockhampton I think. I do hope Shirley and Linda and you will be OK. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Dianne, what a tragic day in all our lives. I hope you and yours are safe. We are fine, our family in Toowoomba escaped the carnage, despite working in the CBD. I can't believe the things I've seen. This is just something I never imagined would happen in a place like Toowoomba, it's on top of the mountain for goodness sake!! Shirley's move off for a while now, talk more soon. Our river on the rise again, roads cut, heartache all round.

Anneliese said...

Dianne, it is terrible what you have to go through these days. We saw photos on TV and Toowoomba suddenly is famous over the world, in an awful way.
I got news from Shirley, besides being marooned she is ok practising patience.
Love from Anneliese

DIAN said...

Dianne, the magnitude of the destruction and loss is beyond words.

Toowoomba is a beautiful city - I am pleased you are safe