Jan 13, 2011

brisbane floods




townsville in the rain
  
recently, we traveled. from rainy townsville days (above), to blue helicopter-heavy brisbane skies (below)... and a lot of water. these quick snaps are the result of a short drive today to see what we could see. it wasn't much. a lot of roads are blocked off by either water or police, so moving about is very difficult at the moment. nirrimi and i are still attempting to make our way to toowoomba (to fulfill our original plan of seeing the other half of her family - the half i'm yet to meet)... but toowoomba was hit much worse than brisbane, and our ride there was canceled... so hopefully we still manage to get there. fingers crossed the sun shines hard.

the situation in queensland is much worse than these photos depict. people have died. this is all i've seen so far -- if i see anything else, i will record it.

a news helicopter thunders by the sky above
a man takes in the scene before him: a once busy intersection, now buried in water.
in brisbane, the low-lying suburban areas (such as the dip of a hill this house and the water-enveloped houses nearby were built on) were hit hard.
in brisbane, the low-lying suburban areas (such as the dip of a hill this house and the water-enveloped houses nearby were built on) were hit hard.
a lady waits with the only possessions she and her partner have left. the couple recently moved into their new home but, along with all of their new furniture, it is now submerged in floodwater.
two couples observe the quiet mass of disastrous floodwater.
a sports oval, engulfed by water.

you can help those affected by the flood by donating here: http://telethon.smartservice.qld.gov.au/


By matt caplin with 23 comments