Posted by: maureenc | January 13, 2011

The flood continues

About 3pm today I went to check how murky Moreton Bay is, with all the floodwaters and flood debris that have flowed into it.
Today’s photos revealed oily, silt heavy waters, with trees, large planks, furniture ,dead fish and birds, plastic barrels, and parts of boat ramps.

For an area that is a designated marine park, the mess is horrendous……and there will be more to follow as the flood waters subside.

You may have heard of the Drift Cafe that broke it’s moorings at Milton, and crushed into the bridges?
The following link will show you where it finally came to rest at Sandgate, a little further south than Scott’s Beach/Redcliffe

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At this point, I have gone into volunteering mode: I recognise my physical limitations and have to accept that my ambitions exceed my capabilities– so from tomorrow I will be involved in sorting and packing “Relief parcels” for those who are flood affected.
I have a “survivor’s guilt”!  WHY should I be blessed to escape
I may be offline for a while, but please keep Queensland and northern New South Wales in your prayers. We need all the help (especially dollars) that we can get.
When I think of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation in Haiti……I accept how long “rebuilding” can take, but I am so thankful I live in Australia, where ordinary people try to help their neighbours: their communities.
I admit to feeling guilty..WHY should I escape this devastation?
I thank God that I have……and all I can do, is try help others.


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