If you haven't heard through world news, Queensland has once again been hit by a disastrous weather event.The remnant of Cyclone Oswald has continued down our east coast and has devastated first the coastal city of Bundaberg with unprecedented flooding and mini tornadoes, then finally moved down to cause more flooding and damage here in Brisbane.
Even tonight it still travels down the coast through New South Wales.
My heart goes out to all those who have been affected again, and to the families of the 4 people who tragically lost their lives over the past 4 days. It's only 2 years since the terrible 2011 Brisbane & S.E. Queensland floods, which I wrote of here when I first started blogging. Have I been doing this that long? Some people have only just finished renovating their homes, and building their businesses back up, to be hit yet again.
Thankfully the rivers peaked today and did not get up to the levels they did in 2011, so while thousands of homes have still been flooded, a lot were saved this time round.
I won't show photos here of other peoples heartache, but if you're interested in what's going on
this link will take you to local news http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/
The 3 day weekend dramas didn't stop there, not for us anyway.
The weather event that passed through didn't only bring torrential rain but severe winds, the worst I've felt in this house. It started coming down from the north Sunday, worsening through the night,
bringing with it wind damage, trees down, car accidents, electricity blackouts.
Emergency services were being pushed to the limit. Then what happened at 1.30 am....
"Just Husband" started getting chest pains!
Not good, on the worst night of the year. Even though he's survived a previous heart attack, he stuffed around for an hour before telling me grrrr!
So 000 was called, with the realization that on a night like that, there may be a long, long wait for an Ambulance. He was thinking it, my son was thinking it, I was thinking I really should learn CPR.
Amazingly an Ambulance arrived within 10 minutes, we were lucky, they had been run off their feet prior to that. Even though we haven't had many Ambulance experiences, the guys were outstanding as they always are.
So after a sleepless night waiting for some info,(I opted not to make any of our sons drive on such a night), and thorough medical tests, the good news is it wasn't another heart attack. Relief!
Today the rain was gone, the sun was out trying to help the drying out process, but the humidity was off the charts!
Needless to say, I didn't get anything done I had planned to, except a few more squares for my crazy blanket - hopefully when finished, it will brighten someone's life a little - Jen