I've been sent here to cover the flood clean-up effort. I drove up; arrived around 5pm; checked into my hotel (my room has a mezzanine level!); set up my equipment; then went out to find people to chat to. I grabbed some delicious Thai from a nearby establishment called "Spicy Tonight" (in fact I chose the mild option for my chicken ginger stir-fry); then settled in for a night in front of the computer cutting up audio and writing stories.
I've not seen much of the town yet, but the floodwaters from the Burnett River have receded, so it looks oddly normal. I'll find out more tomorrow as I head out and attempt to be a Proper Journalist.
Here's a few pics so far:
|Rubbish outside the Spinnaker restaurant on Quay St|
quick storm got ready to strike.
|Evidence of inundation along the river.|
They were lucky and escaped inundation.
And I totally want to play on those inflatable thingies.