2013 Floods in Bundaberg - photo courtesy of ABC news
And now we have horrific floods. They haven't been quite as bad as the 2010 floods though. Some towns did reach those levels but it seems it wasn't quite as devastating because it was a slow moving flood and not one with such ferocity as in 2010. Thank goodness the loss of life hasn't been as high either.
I am counting my blessings this week. That we are all well and alive. We have a roof over our head. We don't live in a flood prone area. Not really a bushfire prone area but we aren't far from the hills and if something like Black Saturday happened we could be in danger.
Also go me thinking again as to what we would do. If given warning to go or stay and defend what would we do.
We have decided that no thing is more important than our lives and that we would go, and go as early as possible. I also think of the emergency peeps, they don't need to be wasting time and resources to come look for us or to rescue us from our roof tops.
If we had time, and it was safe to take with us, I'd pack the van with what we could. Food, clothing, it already has bedding, some kids toys. Plus the computer hardrives, paperwork, water etc etc.
At least this way we would be able to save some of our possessions (we do have insurance for that though) and we would have our own accomodation which I am sure would help.
Do you have a disaster plan? Would you stay or go?