Parts of Queensland are currently experiencing huge flood devastation, with city streets being turned into rivers in just a few hours. Late yesterday, the region of Toowoomba, north of Brisbane, endured a massive inundation of water which swept through the town. A local resident, inside a building alongside an overflowing creek, managed to captured the wrath and power of the flood on video.
Watch below as cars are simply swept up like they are toys and carried downstream. In this situation, it’s easy to say ‘just get in your car and move it’. But the speed at which the flood escalated, it’s not advised and is regarded too dangerous to worry about your car. Emergency personnel recommend concentrating on getting yourself to high ground and keeping you and those around you safe.
Eight people have died while 70 remain missing in the Queensland floods with more rain still in forecast. Parts of Brisbane are also preparing for vast flooding while emergency services are undertaking evacuation processes. Floods are expected to hit the capital city tomorrow, even though the main river has already overflowed.
Queensland Premier, Ms Anna Bligh, recently said,
“We know that we have people stranded and people lost. We are doing our best to protect our emergency workers.
“There’s no doubt that we are now in a very different sort of disaster. What it is doing is testing our emergency response. It will test us as communities and as people.”