After weeks of torrential rain our dam which was suppose to protect the city became something like 190% over capacitated! The water has since burst its banks and now we have been hit by one of the worst floods in Australian history. On Wednesday the city began an emergency evacuation as the Brisbane river began to dangerously rise.
Since then we have been hit with an inland tsunami, 13 lives have been lost, there are 72 people missing, 7500+ homes are now underwater, 110 000 homes and businesses are now without power and 13 districts have been declared a disaster zone. The water has been raging down the Brisbane river at 10 knots (that means fuckin fast!.. i believe it usually cruises at 2-3knots) which has peaked at 4.5m, taking boats, pontoons, a floating pedestrian bridge and even Drift Floating restaurant with it! (below)