Stories from the floods
From Griffith REVIEW Postscripts
© Copyright Griffith University & the author.
“On the morning of Friday 14 January I knew my motorcycle wasn't going to behave. Three days earlier,
the day of the first high tide of the Brisbane floods, I decided to move the bike to higher ground.”
Award-winning Brisbane author and Griffith REVIEW contributor, shares
her insights into the carnival atmosphere and spirit of goodwill in the days following
the Brisbane floods.
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“My husband and I were sent home from work early that morning – we knew from the 1974 flood
maps that our section of Ryan Street, sitting fifteen metres above sea level, had been high ground
– but only just.”
Griffith REVIEW deputy editor lives in West End, one of the areas
worst affected by the 2011 floods. She was okay, but the flood waters have taken a
heavy toll in her neighbourhood.
Read her journal here. ¦ Day 1 ¦ Days 2 & 3 ¦
“The sky went so dark with cloud the day before the floods I put the lights on at nine in the morning.
It was spooky.”
Griffith REVIEW contributor, helps a friend and finds a positive
afterglow in the spirit of cooperation, of genuine caring, thoughtfulness and good
humour in Paradise trashed.
Read the complete story HERE.