In the weeks before the floods, the family of John Broyhill, a local fisherman, had just moved into the family’s property in Brora Bay.
Broyhills father, Peter, was a member of the local fishing club, and had just finished teaching his younger brother, Luke, the basics of the sport.
“When I heard that it was going to flood, I was like, ‘Oh my god’,” Broyhall recalled.
“I was like ‘We’re lucky, we’re not going to get caught out.'”
When the flood hit, it was the first time in 20 years the Broyhouses had lost their home.
Peter and Luke spent days in the mud and had to dig out a few wooden pieces of timber from under the house.
“We’ve never lost anything like that,” Luke said.
“So we just stuck our fingers into the water and pulled out all the wooden pieces and then it was just just a mess.”
“It was a bit like we were in a zoo” Peter said.
Peter Broyhurst and his son, Luke Broyham, with their daughter, Kayleigh, and son, Matt, as well as their dogs, Tedd and Kaitlyn, after the floods in the Broria Bay area of Queensland.
He lost everything he owned.
“It’s like a zoo,” he said.
Luke said he had no idea what was going on, but he knew what it would mean to lose his family.
“My dad was the biggest fisherman, he would come out every day and he would be out there and fish and I would never see him,” he recalled.
But Broys father did not lose everything he had.
“He had a few boats, he had a couple of huts, he was a man of his word,” Luke recalled.
The Broyheads were also living in the flood-affected area of Mabawra when the floods struck.
In the aftermath of the flood, Peter Browhurst spent weeks searching for his son’s belongings, even taking out the family dog.
But after three weeks, he said, “I could not find anything.”
“We were just trying to get as much stuff out of the house as possible,” Peter said of the Browshes possessions.
“But it’s just been like a whirlwind.”
The family lived in a caravan at the time and were unable to get any water into the house, so Peter went to the nearest store, where they found a large stack of plastic bags.
“And there was plastic bags all over the floor, the floor was all over, the walls were all over,” he remembered.
“All the stuff was all in the house.”
Peter and his family, including Kayleigh Broyhart, left the caravan and moved to the town of Koori in Queensland.
They had just spent a few days with family members in the area when the flooding hit.
“There was a huge amount of rain, we were trying to move, we had no water, we couldn’t get water into this house, we just couldn’t do it,” Peter recalled.
In a flash, the house in Koora was destroyed.
“The house went into the ground,” he explained.
“People were running around, screaming, we didn’t know what was happening, we thought it was a joke.”
“At that moment, I just knew we had to leave.” “
A few days later, the Browhills moved into a caravan in the town’s town centre, hoping to survive the flood. “
At that moment, I just knew we had to leave.”
A few days later, the Browhills moved into a caravan in the town’s town centre, hoping to survive the flood.
“Then I just realised we had this huge mess,” Peter told Al Jazeera.
“If we couldn.
The Browshills are still searching for the remains of their belongings, which are scattered across the town, including a few bags that they believe may have been the remains. “
That’s when I decided we had a real problem.”
The Browshills are still searching for the remains of their belongings, which are scattered across the town, including a few bags that they believe may have been the remains.
But there are also signs of a family living a different life, including the presence of two children who were born in the same month as the floods.
“They were born on October 10, which was a little more than two weeks before that,” Peter explained.
And although Peter Browshurst and the Browdys family have been able to get through this storm, it has been a very difficult time for their family.
They are still living in a home they bought in Kona.
“One of the things we learned from that is that people don’t need to be afraid, they just need to open up and look for