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Unstoppable tide hits Brisbane

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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Hi James,

Welcome to ATS.

I hope you and your family stay safe.

In regards to the off-topic or nasty post's in this thread, just ignore or report the comments and they will be dealt with by moderators


Good luck to you and i hope u stay safe. Thanks for the input, oh your video clip didnt quite embedd correctly, if you copy in a youtube video, just copy the video number, it's in the http box but would be a random number like khs76shf or something like that.

Keep us updated, it's great to see people in the actual flood sharing their stories. Thanks again

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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For anyone that has loved ones or friends in affected area's a hotline has been set up to assist in checking on the the safety of these people:

1300993191 ( Australia )

In an Emergency please contact 000 or the SES ( QLD ) - 132500



***Nine News Australia Streaming*** - news.ninemsn.com.au...

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:17 AM
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Its disasterous everywhere over SE-QLD...I was at the Toowoomba CBD when the flash floods hit, the water come up by meters in a matter of minutes, nobody was ready for it...and this is a city on top of a mountain range. I think its around 10 confirmed deaths and around 70 still missing. My heart goes out to these people.




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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here are a couple of photos taken in toowoomba about 1hr after anyone new about the dangers






posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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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.


Thanks for that mate, the pictures really took me back to my mid-teens and I always liked the song so thanks for the plug too.

One thing I noticed with the era is the lack of advertising overkill on all the buildings. These days when I venture over the range to Brisvegas I get an assault on my eyes.. makes it hard to find street signs and things.

Oops, off topic again

Bad old man



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by James83
here are a couple of photos taken in toowoomba about 1hr after anyone new about the dangers







it took me almost 5 hours gettin from bridge st, over to sth ramsay st just to find land high enough to get over that creek! then i got stuck on the new england highway just after emu creek, the water went over it in seconds



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:38 AM
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Amazing footage, thanks for the post.

It's amazing how quickly the water rose and also how fast it was moving.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Yeah it's crazy and to think it all started Christmas eve, even on Xmas day i was thinking about the people suffering from flooding and back then it wasnt even being televised as much.

It's gotten so much worse and the next few days will even worse again. Although at least in the case of Brisbane, Ipswich and their surrounding suburbs they have had time and warning enough to get to higher ground or evac centres.

The property and infrastructure damage is going to be amazing, on top of that the loss of farms, crops and stock in rural area's. Also the loss of employment as many business's will not be able to cope with repair cost's.

The last news update i saw advised this will cause a loss of about 1% GDP (Aus) whiich is equal to about $330 per person in Australia equalling about 1.3 Billion +

The Fed government has already pledged to cover the repair bill for infrastructure but we need to remember that doesnt cover many that arent insured or are not covered by their policy.

Massive clean up forecast, massive cost and it's not even over yet.


Also i beleive the death toll is at 13 now with 43 ( revised ) still missing
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 06:55 AM
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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***News Update***



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...

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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You are what I commonly refer to as a knuckle dragging oxygen thief.

Your comments really do not contribute anything of value to the thread.


res



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:07 AM
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Looking trough some Weather Forums,it seems like the "Tropical Cyclone Vania" currently over Vanatu will be heading straight to the South. So youre Safe for now. I´ll look out for Updates on this one if it changes.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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He has been dealt with, just ignore or report something you dont like. I got off-topic post's for being sucked into his lame post's in my own thread lol.

Dont stress, just report him. Dont let it get to you. Just focus on the task/subject at hand



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by loner007
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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?


In regards to Loner007,

This ass hat is a troll.

Dont feed the trolls.
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Yeah i actually discussed this yesterday and the BOM advised no cyclone threats but then today on the news apparently there is a chance the cyclone may hit Sth QLD or Nth NSW by about the 28th of Jan. Although i must emphasise this is not 100% and is after computer modelling.

It seems as though it will come close around the 26th and then head East on the 27th and then come back West toward Australia on the 28th. Although they did advise that the most rainfall is always on the southern point of the cyclone and by this stage it may be over NSW not QLD. While this gives QLD a break from rainfall i hope NSW isnt too badly affected by this.

Although as i said this was a computer model forecast from BOM on 9 news and may not happen as yet. If the sea temps are below 27'c in the lead up, the cyclone should disapate out at sea.

Ironically it was flood waters, a high tide and TC Pam that made the 1974 flooding if Brisbane and surrounding area's so bad. If there was another cyclone within the next month in QLD things will get worse again.

I hope and pray that it doesnt happen.


Current BOM cyclone tracking: www.bom.gov.au...



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

Source / Further Information:

www.bom.gov.au...

www.bom.gov.au...

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Its is mind boggling how much water there is.

Unbelievable.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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STORM2K
weatherzone

Im following those 2,faster and better Updates.

Edit: Just saw your Update...ugh,i´ll would move out of there if it were me to be honest.
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:21 AM
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Yes, that is sensible advice, thank you. People like that just get some of us going.

I have family and friends in Brisbane and the Gold Coast so I am feeling a little sensitive I guess.

Just wanted to say that I think the authorities and all the volunteers are doing a great job in these unbelievable
circumstances.



take care all
res



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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Hey,

Thanks for the link, by all means share some updates if you want


It's developing so fast and i never thought it would get so bad



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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I hope your friends and family are ok.

I posted a 1300 number above if you need to call or to find out if anyone is ok


If your in the states just dial a 0011 in front ( i think ) of the number actually it may be different, the 0011 is to dial out of Aus...hmmm although i'm sure if you need to, you can find the right number.

Best wishes



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