There are stories of complete tragedy but I'm not going to dwell on those today.
Here's something to make you feel good, instead. Something like 20,000 volunteers have packed up their mops and brooms and buckets and marched out on Brisbane to help clean up. Twenty thousand. Legends.
Here's another. A baker at McConochies bakery on Blackstone Road (near the old Bremer High) apparently baked bread for 24 hours straight, selling bread for 80 cents a loaf. If a customer didn't have 80 cents, it was free. Plus he gave free tea and coffee to those who had no power.
Makes those gougers who were selling their bread at $7 a loaf look pretty shabby.