We should be changing the name of our house to The Lake House and I'm sure you'll agree when I show you the pictures below. Bear in mind this is from rainfall only. The other things Brisbane is contending with at the moment is a release of water from The Wivenhoe Dam, The Brisbane River overflowing because of (i) rain and (ii) the Wivenhoe Dam and of course there is also a King Tide which is not helping with the flow of the rivers either. All of this combined is perfect for Brisbane to flood as it did exactly two years ago.
As for me, I'm only contending with one issue of the rain falling so imagine if you were in an area where all of those things combined are happening near the river and then when the river overflows which is expected to peak on Tuesday the water from the storm water drains comes up into the streets. We are fine here but areas like Rosalie which is not near the river always gets hit when the water comes back up through the storm water drains because the river is overflowing.....so...my friends.....I am actually one of the lucky ones. There is always someone worse off than you are. So here's what our backyard transformed into today and the photo of the rain gauge was 52mm over night...(that's from last night) so I'm sure it's over flowing from today's rain.