We are on floodwatch as water is released from the Wivenho Dam and will create floods in Brisbane tomorrow and Thursday. Our home is safe, but my kids all live in Brisbane. Hopefully they will be safe, but so many people have been hit with incredible tragedies in Queensland already. 10 people are confirmed dead, 4 of them young children, there are 78 unaccounted for, and grave fears are held for the safety of 18 others missing in flooding conditions in Queensland. The majority of deaths have occurred in Toowoomba and Grantham which were hit by a wall of water which has been described as ‘an inland Tsunami,’ on January 10th at about 2:30PM (see video footage below)
We’re appealing for anyone who can, to please donate to the flood relief appeal to help Queensland to recover from these tragic situations.
- Australian floods: Brisbane mayor orders residents to evacuate as dam struggles to hold wall of water which has killed nine in Queensland (dailymail.co.uk)
- Parts of Brisbane to evacuate as floods threaten (guardian.co.uk)
- Dozens missing from flooding in Australian valley (ctv.ca)
- Queensland Floods: Wall Of Water Kills Nine (news.sky.com)