Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thoughts on the Brisbane Flood of 2011

What I’ll remember of the Brisbane floods, are two things.

The way Brisbane came together to help each other; the neighbours and the kindness of strangers not only willing but able to help each other, and the marvellous way Twitter and social networking proved itself, not to be a ‘waste of time’ but an invaluable tool for reaching out to act; immediately, intelligently, helpfully.

That, and the smell of the mud and the noise of the river rushing past, with people lives, memories and dreams as flotsam.

Hold ya nose, we're going under!

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