I asked Twitter for the contact number for SES -(132 500) and was overwhelmed by the quick response. Later, the comments kept flowing, from offers to help me clean up, to accommodation and cat-friendly households.
By the way, when I rang SES (State Emergency Service) I had to state my suburb, then was put through to City Hall Brisbane. They were very patient, kind and eager to help. I rang back later quoting my reference number and cancelled the call –out as I though others may need them more than us.
Our son came around and climbed up on the roof and changed the broken tile in the pouring rain and pitch black. I would NOT recommend doing this at all. But yeah, he’s my hero!