BY: BHAKTIN JANE
Jan 13, 2011 — BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (SUN) — Despite major flooding throughout the city of Brisbane, ISKCON Brisbane has escaped without harm.
Despite major flooding throughout the city of Brisbane, ISKCON Brisbane has escaped without harm. Sri Sri Gaura Nitai’s riverside abode was fortunately above flood level when fast-flowing waters in the Brisbane River peaked at 4.46 am early Thursday morning, at least 3 metres above the usual height of the river.
Other riverside areas of Brisbane were not so lucky, with some suburbs experiencing flooding of 10 metres above normal river height. Homes were completely submerged with debris being swept down the raging river, including parts of houses, yachts, and even a riverside cafe that broke free of its moorings.
Residents will soon begin the arduous task of cleaning up and rebuilding. The Queensland Premier has described Brisbane as a ‘war zone’ that will take years to rebuild.
Thank you to all readers of the Sun who prayed for the well-being of ISKCON Brisbane and the Brisbane yatra devotees.
Bhaktin Jane New Govardhana, Australia, 14 January, 2011