I've relented in commenting on the crisis through the blog as I like to only be positive. I don't normally blog for a Thursday post but I'm moved greatly by the film footage I've seen over the last few days.
We are fortunate that the amount of deaths to date is still less than twenty but even one is too many, especially when children are included in that count.
The scenes of what the press describe as an inland tsunami rushing through the streets of Toowoomba are just too difficult to imagine without seeing it on TV.
Our state of Victoria has also had flash flood warnings and a street within the Melbourne CBD where I had an appointment this morning was under water.
This time two years ago we were suffering from drought conditions - we had catastrophic bushfire on the outer reaches of Melbourne and many other areas of the state.
While Queensland and the southern part of New South Wales are suffering from flood conditions, to the west of Australia, they are having bushfires.
If anyone has relatives in Queensland (and I know some do) I hope they are OK.
Mother Nature seems to have some issues.