Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flooding in Ipswich again....


 The cause to our problem. The Bremer River is tidal and once flooded it floods the little creek behind us. Of course our little creek has nowhere to go but up into our yards.

It's been a crazy long weekend here in Ipswich. Floods all around Ipswich. Unfortunately the house we live in was one of the few houses in the street that was under water in the 2011 floods. The council had early warnings that these couple houses here should be on alert on Sunday. Our neighbours woke us at 6.30am Monday to let us know they were moving their things out of the house as the creek behind us was over up and over the gully.


We have had such wonderful support from people all around the neighbourhood. Our landlord was here as soon as he heard with a van, ute, and trailer. We are also lucky that my daughters fiance has a ute and could get a hold of a trailer. I am truly thankful for all the support we have had moving all our furniture and personal items out. Thank you also to my friend Amanda for coming over with things to put our stuff in and helping me pack/move things.

We decided to stay the night at the house sleeping on the floor, just in case the waters came up and we had left smaller things still in the house...we could easily grab them and throw them in the car if we needed.

THANKFULLY, we were saved the nightmare of a huge cleanup. The Bremer River that flows into the creek behind us peaked sometime before midnight and spared us the pain of a further mess by not coming up any further.

So, yesterday we hired a truck to bring all our furniture back home. Again, we have been thankful for good friends from Glens work (Air-force) in helping us move our things back home. I can tell you we are feeling pretty tired and buggered at the moment. Unfortunately Glen has had to go back to work today. I am just trying to get things back into place and try and get back to some normality.....ha ha...makes me laugh at the moment wondering what that is....lol

Unfortunately the rest of Queensland has not been so lucky. So much devastation...just heart breaking and so sad for so many people to have lost everything. I feel sad that I can't do much to help. The last flood in 2011, I along with friends in Adelaide made quilts and delivered them to people in Qld that we knew had lost their homes and possessions. Bundaberg, Gympie and other smaller towns have been hit hard this time. Bundaberg has never seen this kind of flooding before. This time life is hectic with all this going on as well as organising my daughters wedding. I only have five weeks for that and am hoping things will go smoothly.

12 comments:

Cath said...

oh my goodness Khris, so glad your home did not get flooded again. I live on the Northside of Brisbane and we are so fortunate to be spared the trauma of flooding. A friend of mine in Bundy had to be airlifted by a blackhawk helicopter but she is safe and her house stayed dry as well.

Heather said...

Hi Khris, im glad you are safe and the water didnt rise any further.Had been thinking about you - Lucky informed us at sewing yesterday that all was o.k. Can imagine that you would be ' buggered'-its like moving house all over again !! Luv to you and still thinking about you all in Ipswitch..Heather xx

wackywoman said...

Just so you all are safe. What a welcome home hey? And, for what is normal? ?????

Jenny said...

Its wonderful that you had so much help when needed and you didn't get water in the house

shez said...

Kris i am so glad that you and hubby are okay and that you werent underwater again,stay safe,big hugs.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad you have dry feet Khris. What a gigantic effort by everyone. Hope you and Hubby get some r&r soon to recover.

SandyN said...

Khris.. Great news for your house... That would have been so scarey for you all... Friends are the best thing in the World...

Sandyn

retdairyqueen said...

So pleased all is ok with you guys
Stay safe xx

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hopefully the flooding is at an end for you. Hoping everything calms down, and you can concentrate on the wedding instead.

Karen Mallory said...

Sure glad you didn't get flooded. You don't need that right now. Gee Wedding prep is stressful enough without extra stuff thrown in let alone you all just got back from US!
hugs Karen

Elyte said...

Hope things are improving for you and drying out. Take care.

Noela said...

Just got around to reading your blog Khris. So glad you didn't get any water in. I can imagine it would have been a big job taking everything out then having to bring it all back again. Will be in touch soon. Hugs...

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