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Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
Here you go 1300 993 191 . Update 8 dead , 50 found another 30 missing .edit on 10-1-2011 by 13th Zodiac because: typo
Originally posted by wayno
From Canada here. Never been to Australia.
Can somone help to explain how this could be happening? It sounds like it is rare but not unheard of if it happened back in the 70's.
Why would people live in an area prone to such heavy flooding ??
Has man contributed somehow to the vulnerability?
Serious questions folks, out of not knowing.
From the videos, the destruction is unbelievable.
Originally posted by tarifa37
Unbelievable, and you will struggle to find much on this in the British press ( i know I just looked on bbc and sky news). Should be front page news.
Originally posted by badw0lf
Bah, everything is cool. I saw grant denyer on the today show this morning and he was having a great time about the floods.
Cant be all bad if a pretend weatherman can have a laff, eh?
How the flap can this country be so divided... over here. another 35+ day and muggy as all hell, yet over east, non stop flooding?
What a schizophrenic country Australia is...
it's got nothing to do with Australia, it's the weather thats schizophrenic.
Originally posted by punterdeb
to try and answer your question, we are really dealing with things here that people may only see once in a lifetime. i think the underlying factor in all of this is that for the last approx 10 years we have been in massive drought. it all has to do with the la nina and el nino events. we are in la nina at the moment and it is expected to last the next 3 months. we all knew eventually the rains would come. we just didnt know that they would come in such large volumes over such a short period of time. the ground is now soaked so there is no absorbing the water anymore and its just running off everywhere. also one last thing, australia is really a place that has lots of rivers and creeks. some of these river go for over thousands of kilometres.
hope this answers some of your questions.
Originally posted by zenius
Anyone in or heading to the Caboolture area -forget it!
Bruce Hwy is cut just north of Caboolture and traffic is at a standstill while police are trying to convert. Roads connecting to this area are also cut ie pumicestone & old toorbul closed. Morayfield road at Caboolture river closed. Beerburrum road closed.
Local police scanner: www.radioreference.com...
There is also a Queensland Police facebook page with regular updates: www.facebook.com...#!/QueenslandPolice
This is your best resource for info and has links to bom.gov.au. News conference live streamed at 9.30am
good luck all.