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Queensland floods

Discussion in 'LORD' started by chrisvp, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. chrisvp

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    Hi people , just thought to post a new thread in regards whats happening in QLD.
    I know that there are people on this forum who live in QLD and thought to say that the rest of us here in the other states are thinking of you guys and hope that you will be ok and safe.
    Many here, no doubt have family and close friends in QLD as well, we hope that they are all ok .

    It was on my mind so I thought it would be good to show some support to our Northern Brothers and Sisters, no big deal , just thought it would be good to send some positive thoughts and energy their way:)

    Cheers

    Chris :)
     
  2. Celestial-Todd

    Celestial-Todd The Incredible Bulk

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    I was actually thinking about this earlier today... they keep mentioning on the news how large the flooded area is. Has anyone found a map the actually shows the size?
     
  3. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    My old stomping ground Rockhampton copped it pretty bad.

    ... and then Toowoomba - Fuck me. Those poor bastards got annihilated today!

    Thankfully my folks in Redcliffe are all fine. Hopefully we're coming towards the end of all the rain... doesn't look good at the moment though :(
     
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    We live in suburban brisvegas so are avoiding the worst of it.

    Raining again here though - kids are going stir crazy as they haven't had a chance to play outside much all holidays.

    Really sickening what is happening in the rest of the state though...

    Hard to believe that 18 months ago we were worrying about running out of water, with the dams down to about 10% capacity. Now they are releasing millions of litres because they are overflowing!!
     
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    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    The size (including NSW) is meant to be larger than Germany and France combined.

    2 now dead in Tawoomba from a flash flood.

    More news here: http://abc.com.au/news/qld/
     
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    Gympie is supposed to get a max water depth of 19m - that's a 6 story building! (of course the normal river depth may be 5m or so, but still...)
     
  8. Celestial-Todd

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    The water they are releasing... is that likely to just run out to sea or down through the other river systems (I'm thinking Murray-Darling in particular)

    It would be nice to see some good come of all this water
     
  9. black_tooth_grin

    black_tooth_grin www.anwarrizk.com

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    I know how these people feel. We got flooded a few months ago and it was pretty horrid feeling. This was mainly due to incompetent council workers being to lazy to lift a manhole cover and check what the problem was.

    Thankfully its coming to and end and they can start to clean up Queensland. Last I heard though the cleaning bill is somewhere near 5 billion dollars.

    Hopefully no more people get killed.
     
  10. maiL huma

    maiL huma Collingwood forever

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    Err, things are going to get worse before they get any better, unfortunately....
     
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    Much worse :(

    They reckon this rain is going to continue to April!

    One workmate of mine lives out near Toowoomba - his front yard is a river now.

    Another mate of mine is currently in a huge queue of people getting sandbags :(

    I swear if I see some dude building an Ark I'm outta here!
     
  12. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    This makes me glad I live at 3000 feet. To anyone affected by this, directly or otherwise, my thoughts are with you. Take care.
     
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    This is insanity! I can't believe what's happening up there. Indeed all our best wishes are going out to all the people in all of QLD. I can only imagine how much of a flow on effect this will have, one which I'm sure to hear about for months once Iget back to work and start speaking to the clients in Brisbane.
     
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    I have a customer at Eagle Farm (right on the river)... they've been put on notice that if a "flash flood" comes down the river, their factory is as good as ruined!

    I remember back in November that they predicted a very wet summer... although their biggest concerns seemed to be cyclones and tropical storms. I don't think anyone expected it to rain non-stop like it has!
     
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    Stay safe all you banana benders
     
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    Wow
     
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    "inland tsunami" what a crock. Tell me which seismic event triggered the rain media imbeciles!?!?11
     
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    As above.
     
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    flip` Your mother was a hamster

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    I drove through Dalby, Toowoomba and a number of other places that have been severely affected by this flooding just over a week ago. Even then the area was completely saturated, large paddocks were still under water, bridges gone etc from previous rain/flooding. Any new rain that would have fallen would have had no chance to soak in given how wet it already was, not all that surprising that this happened, just very very unfortunate.

    They are suggesting that the Brisbane river may peak even higher than the 74' floods, this will be disastrous.

    Stay safe to all those up there, keep an eye on all warnings and if you are in an unaffected area lend a hand where/if you can.
     
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    Talk of a king tide later this week... if so, that would be a complete disaster for the CBD. They'll have the tide coming in and smashing headlong into the floodwaters coming down
     

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