Compared to the devastation of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, what is currently happening in Australia seems minor to an outsider. When you think that Queensland is 75% underwater and they are saying 5 states will be flooded/flooding by the end of this week , then things looks pretty grim. I hope the floods will not harm the rest of Australia the way they have devastated Queensland.
There are pictures of cars and houses being swept away but this is the photo I want to share:
A baby named Montana being carried from a helicopter by a member of the Defence Forces is one of the iconic images of the Queensland floods. The original photo was taken by Jack Tran on Tuesday 11 January at Gatton after Montana was evacuated from Forest Hill.
This and things like it are the things that I would remember from this disaster. The way Australia is gathering around and supporting each other, the way others are donating money and volunteering. My heart goes out to those who have lost family members, friends, houses and /or livelihoods.
Also for those who don’t know; Lori posted an update on Monday that her husband Tony has passed away. My thoughts are with her and her family as well.