Aussie/Queensland Floods

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  1. The Dragon

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    World News Australia - Flooding to continue for a month in Qld

    I'd just give a shout out to my fellow Queenslander's who have suffered in the biggest floods in living memory.
    These people have lost their homes and their belongings when Cyclone Tasha crossed the coast on Christmas morning and the resultant rain depression dumped record levels of rain across the whole state.

    I am fortunate here in the North....we are cut off by the floods,( from what little information I've been able to gather) but we haven't been evacuated, we still have power and our mains water is still fit to drink.
    What I have noticed is there is a shortage of food in the supermarkets and a shortage of fuel.
    The shelves are bare of bread, milk, powdered milk, batteries, candles and bottled water.

    But we are a resourceful and resilient lot, we Aussies, and we look after each other even when faced with such a devastating natural disaster.

    The bad news is that the rain, hail and high winds haven't stopped and more are forecasted.
     
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    I've been watching it on TV. Well reported here in the UK, because we love you :wink:, and I'm glad to hear that you are fine DF. The positives are, as you say, the legendary Aussie spirit and well equiped emergency services.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thank you Sweetheart!

    I get teary when I see the sheer goodwill and deep down grit displayed by my fellow countrymen.
    We have had very few deaths...those few mainly caused by complete fuckwits ( who should know better) entering into raging flood waters.
    The sheer selfishness is mind boggling.
    They aren't just putting themselves in jeopardy but all the emergency volunteers, the policemen, SES all...who could be using this time securing their properties and making sure their own family members are safe.
    Thank goodness now, those who are saved from their own stupidity are now charged by the law.
    Thank goodness for Aussie common sense.
     
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    They were saying on the news tonight more police have been sent up to in case looting becomes a problem, which hopefully it doesn't. And it is amazing how many people will risk their life by trying to drive through running flood water, save animals etc, but i guess desperation make sane people do crazy things to.


    Anyway Dragonfly i hope you are far enough that the flooding doesn't become an issue. And the that the water dissipates quickly once the rain is done.
     
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    I just read about it today. :redface:

    Good luck to everyone over there.
     
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    It's tragic for everyone involved but especially the farmers - for many years, they've had to suffer through drought but when they finally get much-needed rain, they get too much of it and the crops get washed away. It's terrible and sad how they just can't get a break.
     
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    Very Cruel & Harsh
    Commiserations obviously
    Aussies resilience will shine thru,no doubt
    Droughts & Floods
    New meaning to the 'Big Wet'
    geeeeeee so Sad

    Time spent in the late 80s living under this Bridge in Bowen Qld
    The Massive Creek Bed, that turned into a River when Heaps of Rain was around
    Incredible
    and this is not even where the main floods are, apparently
    Just incredible

    All the BEST, to all Aussies involved.
    Thinking of yous all, often.
    enz
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of this general tragedy of flooding. Good luck and try to stay dry.
     
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    From what they have shown here on the news it looks horrible. One report said the flood area is the size of France and Germany. I am supposed to fly to Sydney on 14 January... I'm betting the trip is going to be rescheduled. I hope all LPSG'ers and loved ones are warm and safe and dry.
     
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    Sydney is very much unaffected. Your trip should go on as planned, as long as you aren't planning to visit QLD while you're here. Hope you have a lovely holiday! PM me if you'd like any hints on touristy places to visit.

    My heart goes out to those affected by the floods. I didn't even know it was happening until I read this thread :redface:.
     
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    I got a good friend living in Rockhampton, hope he's alright.
     
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    Just heard on the news this morning that spiders, snakes, and crocs were becoming a new threat as they are forced to move by the continued flooding.
     
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    Good luck to all my fellow Australians who are in the flood zones. Hope you are all safe and well. My thoughts are with you.
     
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    To all the folk who live in the Land Down Under, Best wishes and stay dry.
     
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    Passing on another thought re the Qld floods.
    Lived in a Caravan Park in Gympie for 9 months or so,
    incredible devastation just been viewed
    Sad,
    The Mary River was walked along daily.
    Thinking of the many fine Country Aussies, that a way.
    Wow, absolutely scary
    Just damn incredible, the whole of the Global Weather Patterns.
    (not to forget the Pakistan Floods etc)
    enz
     
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    The latest that I see on the BBC is that Brisbane (3rd largest city in Oz) is now in direct line and evacuations are underway. I heard one local describe the floods as an inland tsunami. Terrifying.
     
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    It looks horrific in the papers...8 metre wall of water. Wtf?! :eek:
    Due to reach Brizzy in 36 hrs. :redface:
     
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    ^^ What he said.

    I think it's due to the odd La Nina weather pattern this yr, apparently? :confused:
     
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    Yeah live in Brisbane and you can believe anything you have seen or heard...unbelievable!!! So far 10 dead and 78 missing in the area west of Brisbane.
     
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    Bear in mind a lot of these communities got evacuated just over a week ago and had just moved back into their towns in order to pick up the pieces and try their best to continue on.
    What the first floods didn't destroy the 8 foot wall of water did and took lives with it.
     
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