My post on Wednesday called how are you Bob pretty much summed up the events surrounding the flooding of Brisbane from a Western suburbs point of view.
But yesterday morning at around 11.30 our electricity was restored, which has allowed me to fire up my PC again and make this video for you.
I also mentioned in Wednesday’s post that we had been told that Thursday would be worse. Thankfully, it wasn’t. That’s helped a lot too.
I did find the process quite shocking though, especially the speed with which things happened….
- Firstly, we were isolated and very quickly, probably within about two hours.
- Next, most, but not all houses in the area lost their electricity supply.
- Then all the shops, including food and petrol supplies were cut off by flooding.
- Very quickly, essential items like food, milk, nappies and bread were impossible to get hold of.
- Fridges were defrosting fast and food that was supposed to get us through was going off.
- Even if you did have some battery left in your mobile phone, getting a signal wasn’t easy.
Yes, we were very isolated.
If you stopped and thought about these things too much, you would have realised you were in a scary situation. But luckily, none of us really stopped to think.
But although we were isolated, we had enough resources within our community to get by. We had doctors, police and able-bodied men and women, all of them looking to help each other. Church and community halls opened their doors and people came to help. And so did the Army, they turned up Thursday evening bringing the essential supplies that we needed.
Here’s the Brisbane floods, from a western suburbs point of view.