We just wanted to take a minute to let all our clients know that although we are based “in” Jimboomba (just south) we were one of the lucky ones that managed to stay high and dry.
However we did start getting bad power surges on Wednesday (29th) afternoon as the bad weather started to approach meaning that we had to turn off and disconnect our computers. We finally lost power on Friday (31st) and were without power until Sunday (2nd). Although we had power we were still getting bad surges on the Monday (3rd) due to the bad winds that persisted through the day. We were back to work Yesterday (Tuesday 4th) and we are trying hard to catch up on our back log of work. We have to thank our very understanding clients for bearing with us through the delays.
While we were very mildly inconvenienced with the power issues and being land locked by the flood waters for a couple of days, it is nothing compared to those that have lost everything and are currently having to clean up. We have to also give a huge shout out to our local rural fire brigade who were out and about from the start of the bad weather and are still very active in the area checking on people and getting everything back to normal. They have been nothing short of amazing.
As much as we wanted to go out and get some photos of where the flood waters came up to we didn’t want to take the risk and add to the already heavy traffic of sight seers. However I did have a couple of drone batteries that needed to be discharged, so after the wind dropped off on Friday afternoon I decided to put the drone up and capture a few photos of the flood waters we could see down the end of our street. I must say it was a bit of a surprise to see how much water was down there!
View from the ground. This is one of the houses right at the end of our street.
This is out behind their neighbours place looking north.
This was our neighbours driveway just starting to go over. Ours followed not long after, but for some reason i never got a photo of that.
We also snapped this when we went to leave our place on Friday morning to see if the shops at Jimboomba were open. Thankfully there was another road out that wasn’t under water.
After the water dropped a little and the traffic died down, we went over to the road out the back of our place. In the drone photos this is the bit that looks like a lake. You can see the debris on the road from where the water was up to. The white house on the left is also the white house that can be seen in the second photo from the end of our street.
All the cows and horses remained high and dry with plenty of feed. A bit Muddy though.
All in all we consider ourselves to be very lucky to get out of all of that unscathed and hope that everyone out there is OK and can get back on their feet as fast as possible.