yesterday afternoon the brisbane River burst its banks and the water has continued to rise in the CBD since. Floodwaters are expected to peak is at 4am tomorrow somewhere around 5.4metres and stay there until Saturday. The following images were taken early afternoon, most of them are now at least a metre higher, when the image of people walking through steel arches at Southbankwas taken the water was about 1m deep, it would now be over most of their heads.
We have family and friend who have been evacuated from their homes but who are all accounted for; we are safe and dry in the bush and not near the river at all. We had blue skys and sunshine all day but as I type I can here the rain pouring again!
The death toll now stands at 12 people, half of them children. 62 people are still reported missing.
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Thank you for all your kind words and thoughts, it is so horrible.