Townsville is now recovering from a one in one hundred year natural disaster and to be honest, it can be hard to explain.
We will be telling stories of this past week for generations to come, but how is it impacting our kids?
If you haven't already spoken to your children about natural disasters, there's a line of books that are helping to make that convo easier.
From floods, to drought, the book series 'Birdie' gives children an insight into what can happen when Mother Nature plays nasty.
You can see the list of book titles on the Queensland Government website.
Support services are also able to be accessed at the Community Recovery Hubs across our region.
Currently they are located at the Government Building on the corner of Stanley and Walker Street in Townsville City and in Giru, which will re-open once flood waters recede.
More Community Recovery Hubs will open in coming days.