ABC The Drum - As we sit and watch, what would we change?: "This was nature at its most overwhelming and deadly. An unarguable, unreasoning and fatal tide. A deadly surging force. Water, mud, wreckage. And somewhere in there, body after body: families, old, young, strong, ailing, vain, learned, dumb, no human accomplishment, skill or vanity could be proof against this sudden solid, liquid wall. All and everything hurled forward on the surge. Picked up like twigs."