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Originally posted by badw0lf
Amazing stuff - I posted this in the other thread, I didn't wanna post it all over willy nilly like a dick, but images of the 1974 floods - they just look so similar, the only thing I can tell that shows a difference is indeed the era.
I see the exact same tragedy, but met with the exact same Aussie spirit...
Shameless plug for the song again also, but stuff it, it's a great Aussie song and the images to me, made me think so as it was, so as it shall be again...
Floods of 1974 - mostly black and white but other than that, the same as 2011.
Originally posted by James83
here are a couple of photos taken in toowoomba about 1hr after anyone new about the dangers
South Bank closes, sightseers urged to go
Sightseers are being warned to stay away from South Bank Parklands, which was closed on Wednesday morning as floodwaters continue to rise.
The Brisbane River breached its banks at the popular tourist spot on Tuesday afternoon.
Since then, many areas of South Bank have become dangerous or inaccessible.
Already, Russell St, between the Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC) and the new ABC headquarters, is covered with water.
Most businesses have already evacuated, with QPAC cancelling all performances - including the premiere of the stage show Wicked - until further notice.
Full Story: news.ninemsn.com.au...
Photo's from the ground: news.ninemsn.com.au...
Originally posted by loner007
reply to post by badw0lf
because this isnt just an isolated incident is it? Its not just Australia, Pakistan had floods in 2010. and too right I laugh. YOu think last year was bad? lol wait till this year really starts. Ever heard of the saying u made ur bed now lie in it?
Seasonal Outlook 2010-11 for Queensland and the Coral Sea Region
Summary: La Nina boosts the odds of Queensland having an active cyclone season.
Queensland may experience above average tropical cyclone activity this coming season, with up to six cyclones developing in the Coral Sea. It is also likely to be wetter than normal in most parts.
The Bureau of Meteorology's Queensland Regional Director, Jim Davidson, said this is because we're now in a La Nina climate phase, which he expects will remain the dominating influence through the Spring and Summer months.
La Nina events are usually associated with above normal rainfall across much of Queensland and enhanced tropical cyclone activity in the Coral Sea.
Mr Davidson said "What this translates to is where historically we could expect an average of four cyclones a season in the Coral Sea, we now expect the number to be potentially higher, but the number of cyclones actually making landfall can be quite variable from season to season."
"However, under these conditions, we have a good chance of a cyclone crossing the coast before the year is out." he said
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