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#1 enderwigginau

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:48 PM

The flood situation in QLD has gone from very bad to horrific in just a few hours.
4m+ flooding through the streets of Toowoomba have claimed at least four lives so far and the wall off water streamed down the highway carriageways and wiped out Withcott and has since passed through Helidon and Grantham with no current communications from these areas.
7 people are now confirmed dead with around 100 listed as missing -at this time these figures will steadily rise come the morning.
The premier has spent the last half hour crying it seems.

For all those in flood affected areas of all states - if you know other forum members in you area, please make contact to ensure they are alright.
At the moment it is believed that a very large number of disabled residents who may still be trapped in their homes in many flooded regions of Qld, so check on your neighbours.

Good luck to all those who need it.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:10 AM

Saw the Toowoomba floods on the news this morning, absolutely horrific.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:30 AM

bloody amazing amount of water... did you see the white rav4 in the middle of it with the family on the roof... did they end up saving them or just flying around in their chopper taking video ?

Apparently floodwaters heading into brisbane for wednesday with a high tide.... Wonder what the maximum capacity of Wivenhoe is, considering its already at 140%..

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:42 AM

I was absolutely blown away with what I saw on the news, my heart goes out to everyone up North who is struggling. That 8m wall of water that hit Toowoomba really has shown me the devastation of it all.

I hope all our Members and their families and friends are safe, and then hopefully the Torana's are safe and on high ground!

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:48 AM

Things seem to be going from bad to worse.

Qld is drowning, WA is burning..... what's next?

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:29 AM

We came home from Brisbane Yesterday, it poured the whole way down. Glad we made it home.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

Yeah sadly WA burning was a deliberate light

And some of WA is still underwater...well... its a puddle really

We're under water restrictions here after our driest winter ever

You lot in QLD dod know its summer right ?

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:40 AM

Yeah sadly WA burning was a deliberate light

And some of WA is still underwater...well... its a puddle really

We're under water restrictions here after our driest winter ever

You lot in QLD dod know its summer right ?


*looks out window*

Well..... it's blue sky & hot! Could be anytime of the year really! :)

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

My heart goes out to all down South and those that have gone through it up here, I haven't experienced any of the flooding and get abit emotional when hearing reports on the news, my parents are in Landsborough and thankfully are high and dry (so mum tells me) but Tracie has family members near the Mary River (they are ok) and other areas, it's heartbreaking watching and not being able to do anything.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:20 AM

I knew lots of people were moving to QLD from VIC, but why did there weather have to move up as well :dontknow:

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

Its pretty mind blowing seeing that much water, turning towns into rivers and lakes. My heart goes out to thos who have suffered loss.

Steve

Edited by 73LJWhiteSL, 11 January 2011 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:38 AM

I have sent an email to all QTCC members and will extend that to members here.

If anyone on the forum is in danger of being flooded and needs somewhere to garage their vehicles, bed down for the night or just needs a hand preparing for floods in and around Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine and Gold Coasts please let me know via PM or call direct on 0410 032 727.

I have several QTCC members with room for cars and spare beds if required.

Please dont hesitate to call in for help. We are all in this together and help is at hand for those that need it.

Sincerely,

Tony

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:59 AM

^^Also ask if members have a car trailer they are willing to share with other members to help get project cars and unmovable cars to higher ground^^

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:00 PM

Went into the CBD of Toowoomba today (about 2 min drive from where I live). It looks like a war zone... Could not believe how high the water line was.





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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:26 PM

devastating on a massive scale.

RIP those who have lost their lives, and stay strong to those who are missing.

XXKAZXX

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

bloody amazing amount of water... did you see the white rav4 in the middle of it with the family on the roof... did they end up saving them or just flying around in their chopper taking video ?

Apparently floodwaters heading into brisbane for wednesday with a high tide.... Wonder what the maximum capacity of Wivenhoe is, considering its already at 140%..


the news chopper didn't have any rescue gear so went and got rescue chopper but lost sight of Rav4 and helped rescue chopper try to relocate it ... un-successfully.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

and its getting worse Brisbane river has broke its banks in cbd with high tide approaching and Ipswich currently feeding it from the west

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

 

bloody amazing amount of water... did you see the white rav4 in the middle of it with the family on the roof... did they end up saving them or just flying around in their chopper taking video ?


Aparently the family seen in footage on the roof of the white Rav4 were found and they are all ok. There are now two Blackhawks and two Sea Kings on their way to toowoomba. Each Sea King is worth a dozen other choppers in S&R operations and they can lift and carry a bloody lot.


Apparently floodwaters heading into brisbane for wednesday with a high tide.... Wonder what the maximum capacity of Wivenhoe is, considering its already at 140%..


153% when they opened the gates. 

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:45 PM

I read before that Wivenhoe can hold 200%, but @ 160% they have to start maintaining the flow, and it's only allowed to be over 160% or something for 3 days or something.

I always thought that 100% full meant, 100% full! Anything more and it would be going over the wall! It blows my mind to think how it can be 200% full!

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:48 PM

Interesting link to how dam levels are measured - http://answerit.24.c...107 full?/13554

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

and to think when i was there 5 years (roughly) ago
you brissinites had to drink recyled water
like i said to bomber a while ago
stop hogging all the rainfall
send it this way :stirpot:
stay safe and dry guys

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:39 PM

Went into the CBD of Toowoomba today (about 2 min drive from where I live). It looks like a war zone... Could not believe how high the water line was.


Colin and I were just discussing how you might be faring mate. Good to hear you are ok.

We got told to go home at 12:30pm. It was chaos in the city as the trains were supposedly stopping services at 2pm. When I left the river was about a metre from flooding the walk way along Eagle St in front of our office. Sounds like it is close to that now.

This photo shows the walkway and was taken from lower ground level of our building. I have been told it is close to being under water now.

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This one shows the Brisbane Jazz Club (the building behind the yellow boat) looking more like a boat ramp. It had water up to the doors when I left, no doubt it has a bit more now.

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The chick I saw walking to work in office attire and gumboots had the right idea. I didnt take a photo though......

Edited by Big T, 11 January 2011 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

I hope you are at home now Tony!

This s##t is starting to get beyond a joke!

I didn't get to see the telethon the other night, did Coles & Woolworths chip in?

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:01 PM

^ yeah, Im at home mate. It was a very cramped and crowded bus ride home but I didnt mnd. The looks on peoples faces around town shows that they think it is beyond a joke as well. Some very concerned people with just cause too.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

I know that look!

Wasn't long back we had the same look.




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