(this blog post title is a quote from Mel on 7s Sunrise program)
Today, ‘Salvation Saturday’ over 12,000 volunters arrived to help clean up after the flood.
But first, the flood
an inland tsunami is how the raging waters that swept through Toowoomba (west of Brisbane) & then crashing down the range; sweeping thr0ough Grantham & Helidon claiming many lives in terrible circumstances.
this is what the people of Brisbane faced as they went out to friends, neighbours & strangers:
whole houses, apartments had filled with the muddy river water. Then drained…
house after house after house after street after street after street after suburb after suburb looked like this:
Premier Anna Bligh said ‘
“As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who we are,” she said, breaking down.
“We are Queenslanders.
“We’re the people that they breed tough, north of the border.
I have decided that this is my contribution to photohunter’s theme ‘Shadow’#248
for surely we have had a shadow over us; but shadows leave and brighter days & times arrive.