Over the past couple days we’ve heard many stories from our friends in Australia addressing the flood disasters happening in Queensland. It has been reported that the area under flood watch is greater than the size of France and Germany combined, and that three quarters of the state has now been declared a disaster zone.
After a flash flood through the town of Toowoomba took the lives of 10 people and left the number missing close to 80 and rising, it occured to me that I may have met some of these people. I’ve traveled to Brisbane twice over the past two years for Soundwave Festival and realized that it’s only an hour and a half away from Toowoomba. We’ve had hundreds of people stop by the tent to buy a shirt or just say hello. Hundreds of people whose life became intertwined with mine in some way. It can leave you feeling helpless when you’re halfway around the world while watching videos like the one below and it doesn’t make things any easier.
There will be a lot of rebuilding in Queensland, and we offer thoughts to everyone affected by the floods. You can read more about what’s happening in the area here. If you would like to donate to relief efforts, click here.