In a press conference Bligh said, "this weather may be breaking our hearts, but it will not break our will."
Bligh's statement inspired and motivated the Queenslanders to show a positive gesture during the flood crises. Even her own mother was forced to flee from the Brisbane but Bling stayed in the town to support the anxious residents.
"Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. And from Queensland's dark hour comes a woman we never expected to meet. Anna Bligh, hero," wrote Australian author John Birmingham in the Sydney Morning Herald.
“Ms Bligh had impressed and surprised Queenslanders by emerging from the crisis as a tireless and honest leader who has become the embodiment of a whole state's resilience," John wrote.
As the situation getting critical in Queensland, Bligh said that she would hold a press conference for every two-hours to keep the people informed. Bligh's no-nonsense announcement of both good and bad news, was a masterstroke.