Master19 and I went downtown this morning to help a couple of businesses evacuate their premises. Depending on rain tonight there may be a lot more main street activity tomorrow, with waters currently at 14.39m and more rain forecast.
I admit, it has seemed odd watching the rest of Queensland going through ‘worst flood in history’ scenarios and G-town not leading the way, given our main street soaks up water like a sponge. But now we’ve given everyone else a decent start it seems we’re out of the starters block and catching up fast.
|Gympie Times photo by Craig Warhurst|
Watching so many people pitching in to help shop owners and business people pack up their wares has been heartwarming. At my own work, which goes under at 19.89m, a customer came with a huge truck and has left it in our carpark ‘just in case’ we have to evacuate. It’s times like these I’m reminded why I love this town.
In light of the impending flood I did some emergency shopping on Friday night. Needless to say on the results of this shop I don’t think Anna will be putting me in charge the state’s emergency services any time soon. SHOPPING FAIL
Tracey and I did a little sight seeing this afternoon and took a few snaps I thought I’d share.
|just the 3 of us – me, Tracey & my nose|
Here’s some photos I’ve lifted from other people’s FB pages 🙂 The following are courtesy of Luke, Karen, Tammy, Nicholas & Judi-Ann.