Monday, February 25, 2013

Flooded in again!

Today we have been flooded in for the second time this year. My understanding is that this usually only happens 2 or 3 times per year, so it doesn't seem like we are going too well so far for this year!

I went off to work this morning at about 6:30am, the creek was looking high, but it wasn't raining much at the time, so I thought it would be okay. It's a good 40 minute drive minimum to work. By the time I got to work and checked the conditions on BOM, it looked like it was already under. A local blog and facebook page also confirmed the same. I made some hasty decisions and decided to go home (20 minutes after getting to work). 

It was a scary drive home not knowing whether I would be able to get through to Daniel. To top it off it's our 7th anniversary today, so I was devastated thinking that I wasn't going to be able to get home. 
I got to the bridge and of course, it had already flooded over well and truly. People were still going through in big 4wd's but not smaller cars. I ended up driving the car back up the road and parking on top of a hill and got through with another local.

Luckily I didn't have to stay with family after all!
Plot of the creek. It usually sits at about .89m, currently it's at 1.89m and rising. This was at 11.15am
12.20pm and it's now at 2.14m and rising. 8 roads now closed in our suburb,
including at least 2/3 of the bridges we have to cross.

So now we are stuck at home. It's not even that rainy, but there must be a lot of rain coming down from Mt Glorious into the creek. Little bit sad that we won't get to go out for dinner. I had a backup plan of going to get takeaway Thai food at Samford if it was too rainy to go out for dinner, but now we won't even be able to do that. Anniversary chicken nuggets for dinner it is!

Update: Still flooded in today (Tuesday) and missing work once again. Very over it at this point. My car is also playing up, so I am counting on being able to get it to the mechanic tomorrow. Stop raining sky!


  1. Oh no Lauren. Best make them the best chicken nuggets ever and you will have a story to tell the kids one day. I am completely over this rain, it really has an effect on my mood when we keep getting this weather over and over. I think Qld has had it's fill of rain, lots of roads closed here too.

    1. Only bonus was we got to spend the day together so unexpectedly.

      This rain gets me down too. I've always been like that, but it now also gets me anxious about drainage around the house. Have realised I need to put together a little kit for my car for if I can't get home one day too.

  2. That is terrible news :( How is everything going now? At least you managed to spend the day together :)

    1. We've been flooded in once more since then haha, but it was a weekend- so it just forced us to relax and watch movies. Off to read your new post now Ash!