Sam Bowstead is an architect who specialises in preparing houses to withstand natural disasters. But when floods engulfed his Brisbane home in February, he felt helpless.
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“I’ve worked with people who’ve been in similar situations – now this happened to me,” he says.
“I was shocked at how fast [the water] rose… more than a metre in a couple of hours. I went from being worried about our property to being worried about our safety.”
In the end, a boat was the only way out.
Mr Bowstead’s experience…