Hey there dudes and dudettes
So a few years ago when we were doing renovations, we decided to build some retaining walls and raise up our land, which I remember at the time was VERY expensive and we had ummmed and ahhhhed about whether it was worth it or not…
Well… HOLY CRAP and FRIGGIN HELL… thank friggin god we did, since this whole last week Brisbane has been hit by the worst storms on record since 1974!!!
Man… Basically, one entire suburb was destroyed and there has been a lot of flooding around the city… And of course since we have parkland and a creek out the back of our place, we’ve been very nervous about flooding since our place last flooded in 1993.
The first 2 photos are what our back yard normally looks like, and the rest are from the flood.
You’ll see that basically our little island is surrounded by flood waters and ALL of our neighbours got flooded except us.
Man… higher topography ROCKS!!!
Anyways, for those of you who haven’t seen this clip, this youtube link has been going around the web and is a great bit of footage from inside the storm showing how severe it was. The real bit of storm happens about half way into the clip.
Anyhows, there are more storms due tonight so we’re off to batten down the hatches. Hopefully we haven’t jinxed ourselves by sending out this blog… but we’ll let you know if we do get flooded tonight.
Ced & Avril