I have reproduced some photos of the floods from the Brisbane Times on the web.
A child's teddy in a street of the city of Rockhampton. Isn't that just the saddest sight?
A family wades away from their house with the insurance papers. This is a dangerous activity for many reasons, getting washed away, getting infections and getting bitten by..........
........ hundreds of snakes in the water.
SES rescuers are working around the clock rescuing people from their houses by boat. The elderly are often loathe to evacuate.
Cattle stations are under water.
Crops are under water.
Shopping centres too.
People can't get out and supplies can't get in because the airport is under water. However the army are evacuating and bringing in supplies in helicopters. In fact the army are in control of the disaster area.
Queensland will take years to recover from the billions of dollars lost. Our three main industries have all been devastated, mining, agriculture and tourism. Our supply of fruit and veggies is drying up, we will be importing them and the prices are skyrocketing. Our own veggie garden is too wet and the plants have rotted.
Not a good start to 2011 for our wonderful state of Queensland. Our motto of, "Beautiful one day and perfect the next." will have to be reviewed.