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Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011, 07:59 am
Brisbane floods: Safe and well

bob_bunny has bought it to my attention that I've been remiss with my LiveJournal. I'm sorry if I've worried anyone. I've been tweeting about my adventures but at the end of the day I was safe and on high ground. Both ristin and I are fine. We are nowhere near the flood level so don't worry about us. I went into the CBD yesterday because I was still needed to keep the office going (we're part of the government) but I got out before the water crept too high. If you want to know what you can do to help, if you can spare the money you could consider donating to the Queensland flood relief appeal. It's going to take the community a long time to recover. The devastation has just been terrible.

Ristin has been putting feelers out, but does anyone need some help? We have bed space and transport available.
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Wed, Jan. 12th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I did take on a load of frozen goods for friends who lost power.
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Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Aww, thank you! We haven't lost power so far, so I think we'll be okay here. We did lose internet for a while, but even then I have a wireless modem that should keep going. I'll delete your message so your phone number isn't out in the open, but I'll keep it handy.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
maddogairpirate

I'd half-joke that I'd not mind flying to Australia to help with any flood damage reduction efforts. I say half-joke because I'd love to on a number of levels, but I don't think it's something they'd ever do. And if they did it'd surely be countrymen and Brisbanites first.

A shame, too. I love Brisbane.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
ponypig

Glad to see you are safe and well

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
schnee

Good to hear you're both safe there.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
perspedragon

That's great. It's good to know you're not in the flood-stricken areas.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
bob_bunny

Did not mean to cause anyone worry, was just posting a message as a friend who knew you were ok.

I have been seeing a lot of pictures of Wildlife that has been rescued as well, lots of kangaroo's that were in trouble.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Oh no! I was singling you out to thank you. I should have thought to do that myself. I got those photos. It does my heart good to see people reaching out and helping native wildlife (especially kangaroos) caught in the flood. Thank you. I need a lot of that right now.

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
whitetail

I'm relieved to know you're not in any danger. Thanks for posting here. I never think to check Twitter. Guess I just never got used to using that service...

Fri, Jan. 14th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
gravelty

I remembered you are there, so was curious if you and yours were safe. Good to hear that's the case! Be well!

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