Wow. What a day. The news has been getting worse as the day has gone on.
When I called my sister this morning she was helping my parents pack things. I asked her if she thought it was serious....she said yes. And she is not one to make a big deal if there isn't one.
Now the predictions say that it will be worse than 1974 flood levels. I feel a bit duped. All this time we've been hearing the mantra that Wivenhoe Dam will save Brisbane from ever flooding again as badly as it did in 1974. They were wrong.
My parents' house flooded to the roofline last time around. If it's worse than that, it might not even be visible under floodwaters.
At least they knew early. Having been through the 1974 flood, they knew even late last night they would probably have to get out, so they have been able to prepare and get important things out to higher ground (but probably not heavy stuff like the pianola...). They have also had to grab what they can from their next door neighbours' home as they are on holidays in Tasmania.
I feel useless stuck down here. All we can do is keep on praying. Please pray for everyone in Brisbane who is waiting for the onslaught of floodwaters....