Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I have been really touched by the love and support that has flowed to us in messages and emails from arround the world, since this situation has occurred. Thank you all so much!!
I have decided to try to explain MY personal situation to show you that we are fine and safe!! In fact the sun is out and I cant see any water even as puddles from here!! That is a bit deceptive though!!
The situation in Queensland (where I live) is crazy we, ourselves, are perfectly safe the floods seem to have almost bi-passed us but to some extent we are affected of course!!
75% of Queensland is affected by flooding!! That is a HUGE area far more than before!!
The town we are nearest to, Hervey Bay, is fine everything ok no floods and we can get in and out on one road or another without going through water!!
But that town is supplied and all produce and things in the shops comes from Brisbane by the main road to Maryborough and then the main feeder road to Hervey Bay!! There is no other road route into Hervey Bay!! The only way in and out is by air.
The supply depots in Brisbane are flooded
The main road from Brisbane is cut
Maryborough is flooded
The main feeder road from Maryborough to Hervey bay is cut!!
So we cant get any refills in the shops and that is even if they could get things at all the total fruit and vege industry in Queensland has gone the floods last week got rid of them!!
As the roads are cut they cant bring things in from South either and there are now floods forecast in the other vege and fruit areas in the southern states so the supply of foods is being decimated and prices on the small amount we might get are beyond a joke!!
Other than that we are fine my DH is heading to town today to see if he can get ANYTHING we have a certain amount but the floods are expected to keep roads cut for at least another 2 weeks and as I say that will then depend on what they can get to the supply centres!!
Meanwhile we have sunshine and I am TRYING to continue my program I am certainly able to get to Curves, but because its outside the pool for water aerobics is very cold!! LOL!!
They are bringing in the Airforce and Army to bring in supplies to places needed (transport planes) so we MIGHT get a few things!! But there are places a lot worse off than us!! The defence force helicopters have been busy for a while since the floods started 17 days ago!!
And the systems causing this will be about for another few months ha, ha!! Still people are saying that it really cant do much more damage they have lost it all now!!
So please dont worry about us but more pray for the people uprooted by it who will lose everything or who are waiting for news of the over 90 people now missing!! Yes, normally I am against asking for prayer, I personally am not overly religeous and its something strange to me, also I feel this is a weight loss, rather than religeous site, though I also recognise that religeon is an integral part of American lives, I certainly mean no insult to you!! but this situation in Queensland has far surpassed the normal!!