Friday, 5 March 2010

Hometown Blues....

I have just finished watching an ABC News report on my home town of St George in South West Queensland. They are in flood and as of today are the major area of concern for that region. This shot of the towns' bridge doesn't give you the full sense of how high this water is - usually the water runs about 30 metres below where this truck is driving through!
I also saw an interview with an old school friend of mine - her house is about half a block back from the rivers 'normal' edge. They are evacuating their family and pets as we speak.

What is a bit scary too, is that since this whole region has been drought ridden since I was a small girl, how many of the people who live there will have insurance for flood cover? My parents, brother and his family have been trying to raise their household goods up today and we believe the water will be about a foot into my parents yard sometime tonight - if the water continues to rise as they fear, their house will have water inside it tomorrow. And their house is 4 blocks away from the river!! I know that they don't have flood cover. But you know, we will deal with that if or when it happens and as long as they are alive and kicking.... I don't care.

Send out a prayer or two tonight, though, if you wouldn't mind. Thanks, Annie

7 comments:

Civic Homespun Market said...

wow! prayer going up... hope they're ok.

Mags Bags Etc said...

I will hold your family and you in my prayers. It must be so hard for you being so far away

Pam said...

Oh Annie! That's very bad news. Such a hard thing for your family to bear. Sending you and yours many good wishes. xxx

Michelle Cario said...

Thoughts are with your family and all others effected by this terrible event

red bamboo said...

Thanks Ladies. Just spoke to my folks, all well so far. Fingers crossed. A

Peg and Kate said...

Thinking of you. Fingers crossed.

Raewyn said...

It's so awful Annie, I hope it all works out. I had two friends in Chile when the earthquake hit, I know how helpless you must feel. I am happy that, like my friends, your family are safe x