2017 floods through your eyes

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The Flagstone 'ferry terminal' was the place to be if residents needed to get out of town for a few hours. Photo: Ben O'Connor

The Flagstone 'ferry terminal' was the place to be if residents needed to get out of town for a few hours. Photo: Ben O'Connor

Tinnies and barbecues were among the things locals used over the weekend to keep their mind off the flood devastation.

With roads closed and suburbs cut off from their surrounds, the job fell to neighbours to keep things moving.

Several boaties in Flagstone kept the flow of traffic moving by creating a ‘ferry terminal’ to allow residents to get out of town to purchase food and to transport others back to their homes.

With a tale to take home, 20 Japanese students from Hills International College were taken across the floodwaters in these boats to catch their school holiday flights.

Broken river banks weren’t the only thing that couldn't be stopped, as Logan Hospital delivered 25 babies throughout the disaster.

Flood tourism soared across the region, with residents flocking to the water’s edge to marvel at the sheer extent of the situation.

In several suburbs, fire stations and school halls were used as safe havens for affected residents to have showers, charge mobile phones, trade bread and milk and to allow children outside for a brief period.

Communities used social media to remain connected and to assure each other that help was on its way when requested.

After the flood waters started to recede, neighbours were out in force to help those who needed it to clean out their homes and businesses.