Wow. What more can I say? This event is possibly Australia's largest ever natural disaster, and a great tragedy for all those who've been affected.
I went for a walk around Brisbane this morning - before the flood waters peaked - and these are some of the things I saw.
The steam tug, Forceful, is riding so high in the water that she wouldn't be able to fit under the Goodwill Bridge.
Walk/Cycle Path at South Bank
A slightly non-standard usage of one of the benches along the river walk.
Beach at South Bank
This was taken at just after 10am this morning. I hear that it's entirely under water now.
Nope. Just rubbish bins.
The "I Can't Believe it's not the Brisbane Eye" Wheel of Brisbane
This was once a water feature - and, to be honest, I liked it better that way. I think we've combined the worst of both worlds here, though.
North Quay Piers
Umm... Is that a pier floating past the piers?
South Bank from Victoria Bridge
This beautiful water feature is actually a stairwell leading to the under-ground car park at South Bank.
Read the signage closely. It's advertising our new storm-water harvesting facility.