On January 11 the city of Ipswich, west of Brisbane, experienced severe flooding and by January 13, that water had made its way down to the Brisbane CBD.
These photos are of the area near which I live and are in no way a comprehensive listing of the damage. Regional areas throughout Queensland were also greatly impacted, specifically Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Grantham.
More information on the floods can be found on the ABC news site, and you can donate money to the relief efforts.
The photos below were taken around 9.30am on Thursday 13 January 2011 in the Brisbane CBD and at Rosalie in the western suburbs.
(All photos owned and copyrighted by me, Amanda Schneider 2011)
Taken from William Jolly Bridge looking toward Go Between Bridge
Journalists set up alongside the engulfed bikeway
Looking across river from William Jolly Bridge toward West End's Paul's factory
View from William Jolly Bridge looking toward the CBD
View from William Jolly Bridge looking toward the Gallery of Modern Art
The force of the water is phenomenal
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Looking down Montague Road from William Jolly Bridge
River views almost came too close for residents of the Riverside Hotel, South Brisbane
Looking down Grey Street, South Brisbane (Queensland Museum on the left)
Fortunately, alternative arts venue Burst City (far right) in Grey Street survived!
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art's back yard
|Looking across to Roma Street end of the William Jolly Bridge toward submerged bikeway|
|Homes in the western Brisbane suburb of Rosalie hard hit - but thanks to Queenslander style of home, survived!|
|Influx of worms line the streets of Rosalie|
|Looking down toward Rosalie Village in Nash Street, Rosalie|
|Grill'd at Rosalie|
|Beck Street, Rosalie|