It hasn’t been well documented in the UK, but Australia is currently experiencing terrible floods.
Brisbane Broncos’ Suncorp Stadium is underwater whilst thousands of people have lost their homes – and some have even lost their lives.
For former Warrington Wolves and NRL hero Greg Inglis, the issue has hit very close to home indeed, with his family facing the likelihood of major disruption.
“They’re about to get flooded, probably in the next hour or two.” Inglis told the Daily Telegraph.
Inglis’ family – or most of it – live on the North Coast of New South Wales and most have lost their homes due to the floods.
“I’ve been following the rain radar because I’m worried about it,” Inglis continued.
“I just keep asking for updates. Especially from my family in Nambucca and Macksville”
“It was a sleepless night last night worrying about friends and loved ones in places like Ballina, Grafton and especially Lismore.
“I was just up there to see my family on Sunday on they are about to rain bombed.
“My friends and family have been desperately trying to get sandbags.
“I think that’s the hardest part, you see what is going on and you want to do something but you can’t. You feel helpless.”
Inglis was born and raised in Kempsey in New South Wales, but that area is one of the 17 Local Government Areas officially declared disaster zones this morning.
“It’s devastating, hearing that people have lost their lives. You can’t help but feel for their families,” Inglis added.
“Especially after the last the two years we’ve had with Covid, it’s a tough pill to swallow.
“Before that was the bush fires up there and there was even flooding the year before that.
“You can’t help but feel for the families that have lost homes and possessions. You can replace the homes but not the memories.”