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article imagePersonal account of Australian flood terror Special

By Jozefina Ndoci     Jan 14, 2011 in World
Brisbane - Queensland has gone from the State of Sunshine, to the State of Hell in just a matter of weeks, because of strong floods.
A road blocked off in Fortitude Valley  due to the deep and heavy floodwater. Danger is feared for d...
A road blocked off in Fortitude Valley, due to the deep and heavy floodwater. Danger is feared for drives as the water is rising at this time the picture was taken.
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The powerful floods have caused problems and deaths in many of the Queensland towns and cities, mainly affecting Toowoomba, where no one had any idea or suspicions that anything of that kind would happen.
The inland tsunami then developed into raging water across the so-called State of Sunshine, heading over to the capital of Brisbane.
In total, 16 deaths have been confirmed, while 53 are missing.
The tragedy is almost all over now, no more floods are expected to be increasing and the rain has stopped with the summertime sun shining as usual.
Living on the Gold Coast, with some family in Brisbane, I was able to witness some of the tragic happenings around the capital, Brisbane City.
The big ferris wheel located in Southbank  Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
The big ferris wheel located in Southbank, Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
The day before the Brisbane River was set to reach its peak level, I went to visit the city and some nearby parks in Greenslopes, and took some devastating photographs. The entire city was ruined with the water covering and damaging businesses, restaurants and mostly homes.
The river had covered most of the legs of the bridges, the parks had become full of water and the roads had been closed to due the danger of drowning.
I saw a puddle of water where I thought I would be able to cross, but then I asked a passing citizen and he replied, "Under that water there is a drowned car." That is how deep the water looked, yet seemed knee level.
Seeing the beautiful Brisbane City in such a state, and seeing the damages and hurt caused amongst families, only caused us Queenslanders great hurt and anger for Mother Nature and how it would be taken to this level.
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