Pelican Lake at the end of our street, (photo taken by Jack this morning)
Thank you to everyone that sent their thoughts and best wishes. Brisbane and Ipswich, north of the Goldcoast, still wait anxiously for todays high tide that is predicted to cause more flooding and the Brisbane and Brenner Rivers are a roaring torrent of debris, but in our corner of the South East the rain has stopped, the lake level is falling and the blue sky is starting to show through the storm clouds.
Now we all watch as the storm rolls south inundating the New South Wales coastal towns.
Here is a link to photos of the flood.
This tree could not survive the winds
Queensland is once more being inundated with a massive storm system. It is slow-moving and dumping enormous amounts of rain and lashing gale-force winds of over 100kph. Over 6 days it has moved south from Cairns in the north. Yesterday it reached Brisbane, our beautiful capital city, after the huge storms of 2011 many people had only just put their lives back together again. My heart aches for these poor families.
Late yesterday We went down to our beach to see what the storms were doing. Jack took this photo of one of a big old tree blown over. So sad to see. The visibility was almost nil and the waves were roaring and wild
Jack took some photos but we did not stay long it was scary watching the awesome power of nature.
This morning we are watching the TV showing all the flooding. So far Bundaberg is the worst affected, with the flood levels above the previous recorded in 1897.
Thousands are without power and so far we still have our connection to the world so I am sending out these photos while I can.
Lisa of Zeebra Designs and Destinations re-blogged this post and also found this link for photos of the flood and kindly put it in the comments, so I have put it in the post as well. Click here to see them. Thank you Lisa…