The last 24 hours have been full of the flood for us. Yesterday I posted photographs we took while checking out the water levels in town. Last night we had heavy rain and continuous rumbling thunder and lightening all night long. None of us slept well and we were so tired this morning!
The rain has stopped here now, but continues to fall heavily on the city an hour south of us, right into the catchment of the Mary River. All the rain collecting there will flow downstream and therefore the water levels here will rise further over the next 48 hours.
Today we took another drive, and also went to the corner store to stock up in case our main road to town gets cut (unlikely, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!).
Looking down towards Woolworths on the right. As you can see, the water has nearly risen to the height of the street signs and lower traffic light!
Woolworths (grocery store) is that brick building behind the trees.
The little brick building here is our town's Toy Library! :(
The blue here is the sand banking the council workers are trying to erect to prevent the CBD from flooding.
And here we found about 30 mobile homes lined up along a street out of the water, all evacuated from the caravan park yesterday morning. The caravan park is now completely underwater.
Several readers have inquired as to whether we are still living in our home on land - yes, we are. We have had such a wet summer, I just don't think anyone has moving / buying real estate on their minds! We have had 1 inspection since we listed our home. At least we are high and dry here. We won't be affected by the floods. We'll see what happens once everything dries out again.
I'll keep you posted.