The body of 12 year old Brandi Allen was found by searchers yesterday afternoon. There was stil a chance, till then, that she had just gone off with a friend, or at least, that she was alive somewhere. She had been swept away by flood waters in Caboolture, North of Brisbane, on Monday.
My sister Stephanie was killed in a car accident at the same age, and that loss has stayed with me ever since.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Allen family.
That makes ten people killed in floods in Queensland in the last few months.