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#26 _Bomber Watson_

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

http://www.news.com....e-1225985436806

Toowoomba.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

Minutes after posting that the same vid came onto the news.

One good thing came from this, the person who recorded that and his mrs just made a lot of money.

As i said in the Rockhampton floods thread, the Rocky floods was a whole heap of hooraah, media hype, and not that bad. The only people affected were idiots who purchased houses in a flood area, which a little bit of research could have prevented.

THIS SHIT in Toowoomba and other areas is frOckING SERIOUS!!

All the best to all involved.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

Ditto ^^^
just terrible to watch, at least here we had lots of warning and I believe little damage as water was slow moving

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:41 PM

Praying 4 all who are in need of help and those who will need help .

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:56 PM

just terrible to watch, at least here we had lots of warning and I believe little damage as water was slow moving


I've experienced many floods in my time, living on the Murrumbidgee River as a kid, but honestly this was something beyond just a flood. I was in Dent St (Toowoomba CBD) 10 mins before the flash flood hit. Plenty of water on the streets but absolutely no indication what was about to happen.

Not having that warning is what ultimately cost people their lives. Other floods I've experienced, we at least had time to prepare for what was coming and evacuate if need be.




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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:09 PM

In my opinion, It's going to be a lot worse in Brisbane than what the authorities are predicting. The volume of water coming down from the Lockyer Valley is just unbelievable.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:13 PM

i was watching the tv last night an the mayour of brisbane was telling every body it would be ok and now look at it.
hold tight if your affected.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:22 PM

My property in Tandur just south of Gympie has Six mile creek on one boundary........ It flows about 30m from the house. I've been trying to get in contact with my caretaker but no luck so far. Good chance that Six Mile will back up and overflow in the next day or so........... :sad:

Edited by TorYoda, 11 January 2011 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:00 AM

Shit Craig, that doesnt sound promising at all. I hope fate is on your side and the house is spared.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:12 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%..


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.

tragic to watch can anyone answer a question for me, why did they have to leave the scene were they not able to raise emergency services by radio or phone????very sad.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

When we had the flooding up our way, the density of the raincloud knocked out ALL mobile signals.
Fortunately the landlines still worked in some places.

Then... there was no electricity to recharge the mobiles.

Edited by Statler, 12 January 2011 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:25 AM

They said on the news they found the family on the Rav and all is OK

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:29 AM

they are very lucky ,good

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:03 AM

They said on the news they found the family on the Rav and all is OK


Mother and child have been found safe. Father is still on the missing persons list.




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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:11 PM


They said on the news they found the family on the Rav and all is OK


Mother and child have been found safe. Father is still on the missing persons list.



Stay strong everyone. You feel bloody helpless seeing all on the TV. I have seen a few floods but this is bloody terrible.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

ALL YOU FELLOW QLD'S PEOPLE OK UP THERE.MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU GUYS AT THIS HARD TIME.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:30 PM

My link

Jordan Rice is a hero who should never be forgotten. Hopefully they place a memorial at the traffic island where he and his mother were lost.
One of our family members was visiting their home having a chat with his dad and they didn't know anything was awry.........

My cousin and her family have lost their home in Ipswich but all are okay. If anyone local has things like shoes/boots and socks etc, drop em off somewhere. It is one of the most needed items of clothing.

Thanks to the rescue workers who got Kelly's cousins husband off the roof in Withcott (who lost the servo mentioned up top^^). his wife was very distraught until he was able to get home at midnight, as she didn't know where he was.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

I have been watching the telecast and I must say:
Regardless of politics, you premier is a terrific, informed, communicator.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:59 PM

I have been watching the telecast and I must say:
Regardless of politics, you premier is a terrific, informed, communicator.

Don't beleive everything you see on tv. :sleep:

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:10 PM

Regardless of politics



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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:14 PM

I have been watching the telecast and I must say:
Regardless of politics, you premier is a terrific, informed, communicator.



I reckon you fancy her.;)

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

Gotta agree whole heartedly there Rob. Despite what I normally think of her she has shown true leadership over the past couple of days.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:28 PM

Shite, hold on to your Torana's Brisbanites.

How is Bomber and Cruiza going up in Rocky? No news on that now.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

Shite, hold on to your Torana's Brisbanites.

How is Bomber and Cruiza going up in Rocky? No news on that now.

Is Toranamat69 around?

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:34 PM

Don’t we vote this year? I think Nana Bligh is looking for some votes.

Campbell Newman (Brisbane Lord Mayor) is the one that is on the ball. Very informative and knows what needs to be done with out the B/S.

Kevin Rudd last night was way over the top, he looked like he was going to cry. Super spin doctor.

Edited by lx8vd77, 12 January 2011 - 08:35 PM.





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