Brisbane Floods 2011: Day Two3January 12th, 2011Life
So I headed out again today to document the rising Brisbane flood waters. I’ll keep this entry short and sweet as I am about to nap before heading out again. Above photo is of 9 week old puppy Lola who was resting after walking through rising flood waters on Victoria Street, Windsor.
Water levels in Victoria Street rose quickly with residents only having approximately two hours to get their things out.
As have been already reported on the news, peoples spirits and sense of good will through these times give a little bit of hope. Many of these young lads were coming down from their homes in higher ground to give these families a hand.
This little guy was protecting his little brother (in the pram in the background) while his mum and other family members were packing trucks with their belongings. There was a small argument over which toys to take, but generally he was being a little trooper.
Down at New Farm scenes were a little different with most of the water having been slowly creeping in for almost 24 hours. Most residents were more observing the spectacle rather then frantically saving homes.
New Farm Park also was under but that didn’t stop one sunbaker taking advantage of the rare sunshine that was appearing today.
Down closer to the river the New Farm ferry was well under.
And over near Moray Street, New Farm people were watching the fast moving river push back in from the ocean.
Last stop before calling it a day was West End. These guys were pumping out water from their mechanic shop but were surprisingly happy.
Going around the corner was a shock as Montague Road was pretty well under water. We had just been down this side of town just a few hours before taking the night shots. Now we couldn’t get anywhere near the river’s edge as the waterline was now a street over.
Even with shop fronts sand bagged over, water was still starting to trickle in.
Last stop before heading home was stopping by Coles Lutwyche to find most of their fresh produce shelves empty.
That is all for now until the early morning. Everyone stay safe.
For a full gallery of all Brisbane Flood 2011 photos visit my flickr setTags: 2011, brisbane, elleni, elleni toumpas, flood, new farm, queensland, se qld, south east queensland, west end, wilston, windsor
Amazing images you have captured Elleni. They are important. Keep them coming … and take care yourself. x
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