Southbank was almost completely under water yesterday. The lovely sandy lagoon, the picnic areas, some of the restaurants, everything that was in the previous post was completely covered with filthy water. The area was obviously closed to everybody. The clean up is going to be enormous.
The river was moving at an incredible pace, carrying pontoons, boats, water tanks, an entire riverside restaurant, a riverside walkway, parts of houses etc.
The beautiful day makes it very difficult to appreciate the damage that is being caused.
The media had a perfect vantage point on top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs.
Lots of streets in our area went underwater. It was a beautiful sunny day and it seemed hard to believe that the flood could be happening. Many homes, including ours, have been without power for 2 days.
Here are some photos of our area south of the river – the dirty, fast flowing and very high river. Fortunately it didn’t come up quite as much as was expected, but high enough to do untold damage.
Brisbane’s central business district is mostly without power and closed. You can see at night that not many lights are shining.
Thank you to all those who left kind and concerned comments on recent posts. Brisbane residents have been overwhelmed with support and practical help.
While the house we live in is high and dry, we also own one that wasn’t so lucky. In the next post I will be able to show you first hand the devastation that a flood causes. I will also be able to show you how it is cleaned up.
Click here to see the clean up.