Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Water set to rise at The Garden Centre in Brisbane Floods ???

This is a picture from the 1893 flood in Brisbane of The Lord Stanley Hotel in East Brisbane. The Lord Stanley is located  across the road from The Cottage Garden Nursery in East Brisbane. They are predicting that these current Brisbane floods which may hit tomorrow or Thursday, may be worse then the floods in 1974. Apparently the site of The Garden Centre was shoulder height under water then. If the Cottage Garden Nursery had been there in 1893 you would not be able to see it in this photo as the 1893 flood was much higher then the 1974 flood. So what to do ? Kristen and the boys are planning to head over and remove as much as we can to our home here in Hawthorne, if it is possible. Thankfully we are on high ground in Hawthorne. Of course we are mindful that at the end of the day it is only "stuff". Our thoughts are with all our fellow Queenslanders who are in floods or bracing for floods. Our country is truely a land of "droughts and flooding rain".  

31 comments:

  1. Good grief! I hope you are going to be okay ... of course you want to protect your stock. It's hard to know how 'cautious' one should be.

    Whatever happens I hope you and the boys are okay.

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  2. Oh my goodness Katherine! You and you family please take a lot of care.

    Pam x

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  3. Stay safe Katherine. It is going to be a rough ride and things are supposed to be better because we have the Wivenhoe Dam. Imagine what it would be like if it wasn't there! Those boys of yours are going to be very busy!

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  4. Look after yourselves. It is just dreadful. xx

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  5. Hope you have a really good insurer ...All the best.

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  6. Thinking of you. I don't think you can be TO cautious in situations like this. If you have the time & it's safe to do it, do it!
    My granny has just been moved from her house in Jindalee, we are o.k here at the moment although living right next to Somerset might become an issue!!
    Stay Safe.

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  7. Hi Katherine, If you need a hand just give me a call, I am only done the road. Lisa

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  8. Take care Katherine! I hope you can get some stuff out, my friend in Bris said that the traffic was chaos in Bris about 2hrs ago. Keep safe and dry! Hugs, Jxx

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  9. SO glad to hear you guys are not in a lower lying area, a relief! But good idea to go and grab your teasures from the garden centre. Hope the traffic isnt too bad.
    alicia

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  10. My goodness Katherine.. I didn't realise how bad this all is.. I haven't watched any news for days... and just did tonight and am shocked at the extent of the floods up there..

    Take good care of yourself.. and here's hoping it calms down soon... xxx Julie

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  11. OMG! Good luck Katherine, what ever your decide to do. It is so crazy, I only saw the news myself this morning. Our wishes to all those affected in QLD, Tamara x

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  12. Yes after all its just things. Just as long as you and your family are safe the rest can wait. Thank you for letting us know you are safe.

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  13. Hoping all will be ok at the Garden Centre, Katherine. Stay safe no matter what, will be thinking of you xx

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  14. It is terrible what is happening around the country at the moment. I pray that you all stay safe Katherine. xx

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  15. Oh Katherine, the garden centre, I am so sorry. It's terrible. My boys are in tears as we didn't have time to grab their lizards. The river was at the end of our street when we grabbed our clothes. Now I hear the power is going out in the CBD tomorrow. Great, we've just checked into our CBD hotel!! I can't believe it has all happened so fast. I hope you are safe in Hawthorne. One of my girlfriends is in the flood part of Hawthorne and has evacuated her family. Stay safe. A-M xx

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  16. Katherine put your trust in Christ the Lord, he will see all his children safely home.

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  17. Thinking of you all up there, waiting to see if my son will have to be evacuated also. All the rest of the family are safe and dry on higher land. Take care and remember, water is so dangerous not only when flooding but after too, and can cause real issues with cuts a grazes, so stay safe...T

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  18. It is truely terrible what is happening to you all over there, My heart goes out to you all. I pray that it doesnt get any worse. Stay safe, dee x

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  19. Best of luck Katherine. Hope it all goes well! x

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  20. I suppose the conditions tomorrow will dictate what you can and can't do, no matter how much you want to be able to do. Fingers x for you!

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  21. I will keep you and your family in my prayers that everything works out fine. I can't even imagine. If you can keep us updated.

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  22. Please take care and stay safe.

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  23. Oh wow, so close to you. Just checked the map to see how close your home was to the river - hope all is ok
    Alison

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  24. stay safe you and the family.."things" can be replaced but family cant. HOpe your home is safe and sound too, Mel xx

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    Loved to hear the story that people were desperate to help your clear out. Stay dry and brave!

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