Brisbane flooding

I’m sure you all heard about the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Marcia a few days ago. By the time it reached Brisbane, it had been downgraded to the status of a low pressure system. While part of me was disappointed for the lack of dramatic photo opportunities, I was still pleased that all Brisbanites had to deal with was a whole lot of rain and a little flooding.

I popped down to the area around Deshon Street in the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba to check out the flooding in that part of town. Thankfully it was very minor.

Here’s the photos…


One of the many traffic controllers on the streets last Saturday directs cars away from the flooded section of Deshon Street.

This is how the Norman Creek Greenway – a walking and cycling path – looked at around 2pm on Saturday.

Drinking fountains that stand by the Villanova College’s cricket nets partly submerged in the floodwaters.

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Villanova College’s partly submerged playing field.

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A local family surveys the flooding

You just can’t stop some kids from using the cycling path!

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Somehow I don’t think I had the right kind of shoes for this…

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Yep, definitely the wrong shoes!

Traffic makes its way through what is left of the flooding as waters receded.


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At least the ibises were in their element!

While Brisbane escaped largely unscathed, the same cannot be said of the towns in Central Queensland like Rockhampton, Biloela and Yeppoon, where Marcia was still a category 3 or above cyclone when it passed through. Our thoughts are with anyone who has been affected by the disaster. We certainly got off lightly down here in Brissie!