In the aftermath Michiel went out to help others clear their homes and dump their worldly possessions into skips. With the help of the Disaster Teams, the SES and even the Army, thousands of volunteers took to the streets to get their city back on its feet. So many in fact people ended up being turned away.
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By January 28th the death toll stood at 38 with 6 more missing presumed dead. The films and pictures from Toowoomba, Grantham and the Lockyer Valley are haunting images but as Anna Bligh, Queensland premier stated "this weather may be breaking our hearts, but it will not break our will" The Queenslander spirit kicked in even in the most devastated of regions and people moved on. For me, the people of Queensland are truly inspirational and always will be.