The devastation that has hit our capital city, just some 20 - 25 minutes from my home is utterly unbelievable. In fact 75% of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone. Some of our smaller inland towns have all but been destroyed.
Part of the CBD of Brisbane. The entire CBD is a ghost town, completely shut down.
High rises and apartment buildings near the river.
Goodness knows how many cars and other vehicles have been lost.
This is how residents are getting around these days.
Our fresh food markets, completely under water.
Fresh food is having to be flown in from down south.
A raging inland tsunami hit the city of Toowoomba.
It was completly unexpected, caught everyone by surprise and took precious lives.
This is through the main st of the city. This city has a population of around 100 000 people.
Cars were smashed against the bridge like they were toys.
And piled up like they were filming some end of the world type movie.
Roads completely cut in two.
Some of our country towns were hit the hardest.
The water came so quickly that people didn't even have a chance to leave their homes safely.
To try and give you some idea of how widespread the devastation is, Katrina covered an area of 239 000 square kilometres. The queensland floods have covered an area of 1000000 square kilometres.
In rural and inland Queensland the task of trying to clean up begins, in Brisbane we are still waiting for the flood waters to recede.
It is very heartwarming to see so much support for people in need and especially from bloggers everywhere.
My parents witnessed a flood like this when I was only a baby and I never thought that I would ever see anything like it in my life time. I thankful everyday that all of our friends and family are safe high and dry.