Close to the river it floods in low lying areas.
Thankfully I live on a hill. We have been spared the heartbreak of packing up and moving out.
We walked to the river late yesterday and again today to witness the river in flood. Here are some of the photos...
Sunrise 5.30am Wednesday 12th Jan
View from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs
of a swollen river filled with debris
Pontoon with chair
Next a pontoon
with boat on top
This boat has already
travelled intact under
at least 7 bridges
People line the top of the cliffs - watching in awe
and the media prepare for early broadcasts
By lunchtime flood water is creeping up into the houses at the lower end of my street - Longlands Street
By 4pm crowds of people are gathering at vantage spots along the river to watch the awesome power of a river in full flood
Kangaroo Point Cliffs
At Mowbray Park
Looking upstream as
Smith Street Newfarm
City Cat Pontoon
Water laps the grass as riverside footpaths
Thanks to the family, friends and students who have called us today to check on our safety. We wish everyone could be as safe as we are tonight. Linda