On the 11th of January 2011, Brisbane and many other townships were flooded due to the heavy downpour of rain weeks before the date. The floods came into roads, houses , shops and businesses which was located in lower grounds and which was close to the river and creeks. I was fortunate to not be effected by the floods, but many suburbs close by had gone under.
UQ Tennis courts.
The flood had destroyed many belongings of those effected, some only managed to save guard small personal items and had to leave the rest for the mercy of the flood. I could only imagine the grieve they must have gone through leaving all those things they've been collecting for so many years behind.
Although the floods had taken away and destroyed so many things, the people here are tough, they stayed strong. As soon as it was save to go to the properties, the clean up began. We Queenslanders weren't going to let those effected do it alone, people from all around came to help their friends, neighbours and just about anyone who needed help.
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