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Brisbane streets to be totally inundated
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 » 07:12pm
The south Brisbane suburb of Yeronga is just one area of the city likely to be completely under water as floodwaters rise in the Brisbane River.
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman says new flood modelling now indicates that 19,700 residential properties and 3,500 commercial premises in 2,100 streets are likely to be flooded in the city.
And 6,500 homes on the first flood warning list, issued on Tuesday, are likely to be severely affected.
'For the low-lying areas, for the ones that were on the original list, those properties are going to under to a significant extent,' he told the Seven network on Wednesday morning.
The south Brisbane suburb of Yeronga is just one area of the city likely to be completely under water.
127,000 without power in SE Queensland
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 » 08:41pm
Around 127,000 flood-affected Queensland residents are without power, and it's unlikely many will be reconnected before the weekend.
Energex began cutting power on Wednesday morning to homes and businesses in the Brisbane CBD.
A number of buildings in the city's inner-city suburbs are also currently without power, as are residents in nearby Ipswich.
Homes in the Lockyer Valley, which was inundated by floodwaters earlier in the week, are also still without electricity.
Energex spokesman Bill Lyon said it was highly unlikely that most buildings would be reconnected before the weekend.
***Headline - Wednesday, January 12, 2011 » 08:55pm
Locals flee as Brisbane braces for peak
Floodwaters inundating Brisbane have prompted mass evacuations and brought the city to a standstill, as authorities warn of worse to come.
The Brisbane River was at 4.3m late on Wednesday afternoon and rising, causing chaos in the CBD as people were ordered out, roads were cut, and power and other essential services were shut down.
Some 400 residents have taken shelter at evacuation centres but authorities expect that number to rise dramatically as Brisbane braces for the peak of 5.2m at 4am (AEST) on Thursday.
Brisbane a ghost town as water surges in
Queensland's capital has become a virtual ghost town as the Brisbane River surges towards its peak, forcing thousands to evacuate amid warnings that some areas could go completely under.
The river reached 4.6m at 4pm this afternoon, one of two tidal peaks, leaving 30 suburbs inundated and residents wading through shoulder-high water.
It is expected the peak will reach 5.5m around 4am on Thursday morning — slightly higher than the catastrophic 1974 floods — and will stay for 12-18 hours.
Originally posted by Tayesin
Photos sent in to 9MSN.. 196 so far so it takes a while to see them all.
Someone said this is Queensland's "Katrina", and in these photos it does seem like it.