On a brighter note, the way Australians have rallied around to help their fellow Aussies has also been amazing. Thousands have gone out to physically help sandbag and start the cleanup.
Until the end of January, 10% of all sales at www.marikaking.com.au will go toward the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. Just a small way we can help our mates up north.
** All pictures are from the Herald Sun website unless otherwise noted.