Flooding in Brisbane

January 29, 2013 at 03:44PM     Personal Australia Brisbane Queensland

Brisbane River at peak
I was out of the country in 2011 when Brisbane flooded, but I'm here now. Thankfully the flooding is not nearly as bad as it was then. We had two solid days of rain on the weekend, then near-gale-force winds.
Brisbane Riverwalk almost inundated
Flooding peaked yesterday and today in the city with the river about 2m above normal. My university was closed as a precaution, but will re-open tomorrow without problems. I went down to Brisbane's Eagle St Pier / Riverside area and the water level of the river was just a hair below the walkways. My home, being in a suburb whose name ends in the word "Hill", was unaffected.