Floods and cyclonic winds

You may recall it was only a few days ago that I was rejoicing in our first heavy rainfall for ages.

If you have been watching the news, even as far away as the UK, you will know that Queensland is now in the grip of the most terrible floods. Especially Bundaberg which is experiencing the worst flooding for a century we are told.

Brisbane has been buffeted by winds so strong, the tail end of a cyclone from up north. We already have flooding in suburbs around Brisbane and the Brisbane river is expected to reach it’s peak at lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday) and then again at lunch time on Wednesday.

Many Queenslanders are really suffering from the effects of this severe weather with loss-of-life and many homes and businesses already under water.

In the scheme of things, what I’m going to show you is hardly worth mentioning.

Our front wall blew over.

I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your wall down

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your wall down

My neighbour Heather and I were worried about the danger of these bricks spreading over the footpath and perhaps tripping someone over. (Mind you there are trees falling down all over Brisbane.)

Anyway, us two old girls (sorry Heather, I know you can give me 20 years) set to and got stuck into the job. We were happy enough humping the bricks until two strapping young lads who live in one of our units stepped round us and carried on without a backwards glance.

Which brings me to the point  ….. is there anyone out there with a very big soldering iron?  We know which unit they live in and we’ll be welding their mail box SHUT !

Here is the finished job, mail boxes ready for business until we can get the builders out. A bit like those old movies “the mail will get through”.  All we are waiting for now is somebody to pinch our mail boxes. But we’ll know where to track them down. At least the police will know their address begins with “306”.

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If you live in Queensland, or further south – the coastal regions are all being affected – stay safe.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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