Friday, 14 April 2017

Flood


Wow!!! The water came down and down and down.
Over the last few days I have seen water where I have never seen water before. It was surreal. We paddled our canoes five kilometers down the road. Over fences past sheds and houses all full of floating furniture, tools and the remnants of peoples lives. In some places it was over 3 meters deep.  Neighbors said it took 2 hours for the estimated 1 million cubic meters of water to overtop the stopbanks.
When the water level dropped everything was coated in a layer of silt. We have spent the last week washing, waterblasting and filling skip bins of ruined belongings.

So grateful for clean water, laughter, friends, music, good food and a lifestyle where we can be there for others when needed.

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