The Queensland floods have devastated many communities. This one is particularly close to my heart. I could not access the all-too-familiar grounds of the UQ campus, where I attended university, as the water was yet to recede.
It was heart breaking to see St. Lucia in this state.
These streets look very different to how I remember. The stinking grey wash is in absolute contrast to the vibrant colours of the trees, homes and buildings that normally, represent so much hope for the future.
It was amazing to see just how high the water level had risen. The distinct line of grey mud along the trees and bushes was the best indicator. As so many of the residents had managed to get in and start the clean-up of their homes.
It was obvious that the Australian Defence Force had played an integral part in the quick response. Thank you guys, you are doing an awesome job!
Please give generously http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate
Many communities have been devastated. Some families have lost everything.
You can help make a difference by donating to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.