Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Flood Devastation

 


I'm not sure how many of you know but Queensland is in a state of crisis. The floods have devastated our state. There was a major and powerful storm with a mountain of water that swept through the town of Toowoomba (around 3 hours away from Brisbane). Their city is destroyed and many people are missing.

And today, the Brisbane River is swelling causing water to start overflowing and many suburbs are needing to evacuate because it's going to get worse in the next few days.

I can't even begin to let you know how heart breaking it is to see your city go into a state of panic. The grocery stores were inundated with people stocking up and people are packing up and moving to the evacuation zones.

I feel so helpless and all I can do is pray for everyone. I'm so thankful that we live just outside of the flood warning zones but Jason came home early from work because the Brisbane CBD is starting to flood :(

I urge you to please pray for Queensland and Brisbane. It's all we can do at this moment.


15 comments:

pip a la chic said...

It so heart breaking isn't it? I get tears every time I watch the news. They say it's going to be worse than the 1974 floods. I will be thinking of Queensland. Stay safe xxx

Jewel. said...

Grace, hope you're okay.
Praying for everyone. I have A LOT of friends from Toowoomba and it's just so scary.
Take good care.

Alyssa said...

watching all the footage is heartbreaking but at least everyone is able to keep up to date with warnings and most people are getting out in time... Hopefully there are no more deaths :(

Stay safe Gracie xx

The Brunette said...

We have it on our news over in the UK and its looks terrible.

Very very sad, so many people dead or having to be rescued.

It was the main headline in the news in the UK today and yesterday.

I hope you are ok

xx

Cassie said...

The videos and pictures being shown on the news here are just awful and heartbreaking. I am sending my thoughts and prayers and wishing you stay safe Gracie too.
Take care
xx

~April~ said...

I'll definitely keep y'all in my prayers!!

Erin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the devastation in your home state, Gracie. How heartbreaking and frightening it must be. I'm keeping you, and all of Queensland, in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe.
xo

its simple love said...

I will keep you and the many effected by this in my prayers! It is scary and I kow the feeling of helplessnessin these situations but know things can be rebuilt and families will be reunited. Stay safe!

Rachael

AnastasiaC said...

and we're praying with you - take care...stay safe and dry.
ive been following the news like crazy, its so devastating!! hope Jason's workplace stays dry....

Sandy a la Mode said...

I am soo sorry to hear about the flood sweetie! I am praying for your state and hopefully everyone is able to recover soon!! xoxo

Krystal said...

I am definitely praying for the craziness. I lived in Cedar Rapids (in Iowa) when the city was flooded a couple years ago - so many people lost their homes and the whole downtown was destroyed - I spent the next year doing counseling with flood victims and it was the saddest year ever :( I definitely understand the impact that this will have for that community, unfortunately. sending prayers!!

Sarah Nicole said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Keeping everyone else in my thoughts.

alli/hooray said...

We've been praying for the people in Queensland! It's devastating to hear what they're going through. Glad to hear you are safe.

Kristin said...

Praying for all of y'all right now! xoxo

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Such a sad time :(

No one I know was affected badly, luckily. It was horrible to hear the news while we were in Melbourne and know that we couldn't help.

x Jasmine