The following photos were taken by my daughter’s partner in the early days of the flood crisis in Brisbane Australia. You can view the originals at http://www.flickr.com/photos/iainbrock/sets/72157625798313964/
Brisbane’s Floating walkway, one of the sections with foundations rather than floatations
The black object further out in the river is a pontoon which has broken loose from a private jetty.
It is estimated that hundreds of pontoons have come adrift from their moorings (many with boats tied to them) and drifted to sea, or sunk in the river.
Former Australian Prime Minister (Now Minister for foreign affairs)
Kevin Rudd chats with locals at Brisbane’s West End. He’s also been helping
People to evacuate, or clean up after the floods in his electorate.
- “Brisbane braces for more flooding as 67 reported missing” and related posts (asianetindia.com)
- Brisbane braces for peak as locals flee (news.theage.com.au)
- Australia floods: Death toll reaches 22 as water in Brisbane continues to ‘rise and swallow up’ the city (dailymail.co.uk)
- Floods threaten Brisbane (bbc.co.uk)