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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Brisbane Floods 2011

_MG_9424 copystoryboardcomp001_MG_9544 copystoryboard013_MG_9399 copystoryboard014storyboard015storyboard016storyboard017storyboard018 storyboard019_MG_9188 copyIn January 2011, Queensland was devastated by wide-spread flooding due to the heavy rainfall caused by Tropical Cyclone Tasha and the overflowing of Wivenhoe Dam and connecting rivers. It was a very tragic event that left 200,000 people affected and $2 billion in damages. In my city, Brisbane, it was a very eery few days as the rain stopped but the TV talked about the Brisbane river rising with nothing to do but wait! The sun shone out while the water rose and transformed my city into a surreal, reflecting wonderland – a photographers dream! The morning of the highest peak at 4am, I ventured out with my camera and captured the beauty of the disaster. My heart goes out to all those affected and I hope they have all recovered well.