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Unstoppable tide hits Brisbane

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by polarwarrior
 


Well i'm not complaining, just posting news and keeping my thread upto date. Dont worry about anyone else that is ranting or posting off-topic junk.

Also as your in Brisbane, all the best to you and your family / friends. I hope you all stay safe and wish there was more i could do from here in VIC.

Good Luck and stay safe


Keep us updated if anything else happens before the news updates..

Cheers.


Nah your right mate I meant im the one complaining, they had been told numerous times to leave the roads clear but blatantly ignored it.

Lucky my home is on a hill well away from the river so all is well in my local area. The best we can really do is offer shelter to friends in the affected areas and fill sandbags at the council depot.

I think everyone is breathing a sigh of relief, this isn't going to be all that bad after all, estimates for peaks keep getting lowered, the mayor of Ipswich is singing(literally).

If we had had a cyclone hit (which is common for this time of year) this week it would have been absolute catastrophe, unthinkable destruction.




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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***News and Video Update***








Miraculous survival amid floods tragedy

Brisbane has had a slight reprieve with the Brisbane River now expected to peak at 5.2 metres at 4am (AEST) on Thursday.
The figure was revised down from 5.5m, which would have been above the levels experienced during the devastating 1974 floods.

But Ms Bligh said the flooding would still devastate the city, affecting 20-30,000 people.

"Brisbane will go to sleep tonight and wake up to scenes that they have, many of them, never seen anything like in their lives," she told reporters.





Up to 1,000 homes in Ipswich had been inundated and 7,500 had been affected by the water.

More than 4,000 people are in evacuation centres, including at least 1,100 in Ipswich, and they face a number of nights away from their homes

"We continue to hold very grave concerns about a number of them and continue to be quite despondent that we'll find all of them alive," Ms Bligh said.








Full Story: news.ninemsn.com.au...



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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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reply to post by MisterCrowley
 


You must live in fantasy-land, in a chocolate house on Lollipop Lane.....



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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reply to post by Kryties
 


Mate I was around for the 70's flood!! You young blokes ain't seen nothing yet....



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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I'll be the first to admit it if I'm wrong, but the fact is it isn't over yet so really nobody can make that call either way until it's all over.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Mah,leave the old Folks alone,they are confused sometimes



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by asperetty
Reminds me of the Pakistan Floods. The water just came and never stopped coming until millions were displaced.


Yeah, it does make you go, "Hmmm. I wonder." Eh?



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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even if it's not as high, the amount of population and infrastucture effected will be greater than previous flooding, considering more growth in higher residence or business areas that were not in place at the time in the 1970's. this may be a reason why it also could be called worse.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Cyclone Vania seems to develop into a Hurricane. But its still predicted to move SW,missing Australia.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by redgy
even if it's not as high, the amount of population and infrastucture effected will be greater than previous flooding, considering more growth in higher residence or business areas that were not in place at the time in the 1970's. this may be a reason why it also could be called worse.


Yeah the good part about it is we had plenty of warning in Brisbane so people are alive which is the main thing, and had enough time to get non replaceable items like photo albums from their homes, unlike many of the poor folk out west.

I'm not much into material items which we all seem to have plenty of these days so Im not so concerned about that. Insurance will cover most of it anyway. We were told back in about August or September I think that this would probably happen, so people had time to make sure they were insured properly.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by susp3kt

Originally posted by asperetty
Reminds me of the Pakistan Floods. The water just came and never stopped coming until millions were displaced.


Yeah, it does make you go, "Hmmm. I wonder." Eh?


I do recall seeing alot of flooding in the worlds news last year, found this its just from august


en.rian.ru...

Here is the year


I also recall thinking "we're next?"
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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You're a real piece of work and a pathetic individual. I don't see how anyone can laugh at others' misfortune.


Unfortunately it is typical of the Liberal Bleeding Heart Sociopaths our schools are turning out with their "Earth Worship" propaganda.

Dr. Eric R. Pianka, professor at the University of Texas in April of 2006 stated: Because of the negative effects of overpopulation on the earth, Pianka proposed that the Ebola virus be used as a tool of population reduction.

Chairman of the First earth Summit, Maurice Strong who has five children explained: "Licences to have babies incidentally is something that I got in trouble for some years ago for suggesting even in Canada that this might be necessary at some point, at least some restriction on the right to have a child."

Ted Turner who has 5 children said “on a voluntary basis, everybody in the world’s got to pledge to themselves that one or two children is it.”

The Club of Rome statement: "In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.... All these dangers are caused by human intervention... The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."

Prince Philip president of WWF said ""In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to come back as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation." So it is not surprizing some of the nastiest humans on earth are members of the WWF 1001 Club



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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And Parts of Germany is expecting another Flood this Weekend . Mild Temperatures,still lots of Snow in some Parts,alot of Rain coming from the West moving to the East (if the Rain continues in Czech,East Germany will probably get flooded too) and melting snow in the Alpines due to higher Temperatures...

Could be worse i guess...

Edit: Forgot that some of our Rivers are already overflowing,so,yeah
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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***News Update***


It's amazing, apparently it is going 2 or more years to repair all the damage caused by these floods...




Two-year rebuild after floods



Roads, sewage systems and parks are among the assets destroyed as the state experiences the worst flooding in more than a century.

Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) CEO Greg Hallam said even with an organised approach, restoring the state's infrastructure would take a couple of years because so much of it had been wiped out

"In some instance we won't rebuild it exactly as it was. We might build it better or smarter," he told AAP on Wednesday.

"But we could never build anything that would withstand what we've seen



Full Story: news.ninemsn.com.au...





Just shocking footage

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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I wish you all the best. You and your family and i hope it is nothing like Aus has seen in recent times. I do know the winter there this year and last year has been abnormally vicious.

Good Luck and stay safe friend



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Further Video and Media -



Courtesy Youtube, CNN and Fox:











ITN Global News:



Stay safe to anyone stuck in these floods!




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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by Shenon
 


I wish you all the best. You and your family and i hope it is nothing like Aus has seen in recent times. I do know the winter there this year and last year has been abnormally vicious.

Good Luck and stay safe friend



I hope not lol,if that happens,there wouldnt probably a Germany anymore,only a Big Big Lake
But thanks anyway.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Totally inappropriate comment. You are free to think what you will but people are dying. The planet is in peril and
you mock it? The people who are dying are not the ones who caused the planets demise. In fact it may just be galactic changes and no fault of the people......but we all know we do and participate in earth harmful activiites. At any rate, to mock those who have died, and those who are afraid and those who are looking for loved ones is wrong. Please understand that. An apology is appropriate, we all make mistakes.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Nooo no, read the reply to the other reply ( if that makes sense )

Bones was replying to another person that made inappropriate comments.

RE:




Loner007:

Originally posted by loner007
I am sorry but i cant stop laughing. I said in other posts regarding mans affect on the climate that we will see extreme weather all over the world as the planet tries to get rid of its excess heat. read up on Gaia theory and you might understand


Hey, dont stress
Just focus on the thread and subject. If we start focusing on trolls or trouble makers the thread goes downhill pretty fast!

Just report whatever you dont like or ignore it knowing that someone else has probably already reported it.

Chill out



What's your take and opinion on the floods, or if you want post some news or link


Cheers,

HK
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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*** News Update ***



All residents are reminded to stay away from flood waters for their safety.


Residents are also reminded that CityCat and CityFerry services remain closed due to river conditions caused by flooding.
Residents requiring assistance with property damage or flooding within their property boundary should contact the SES on 132 500.
To report downed trees outside of your property boundary or issues with stormwater drains, contact Council on 3403 8888.
To report fallen powerlines, phone Energex on 13 19 62.



Evacuation Centres
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
QEII, Nathan
St Catherine’s Anglican Church and the Salvation Army Church, Middle Park
Good News Lutheran Church, Jamboree Heights



Headline / Update:

Brisbane River peak approaching -


With the Brisbane River set to peak in a few hours, Brisbane City Council is urging residents to take proper precautions.

With the river moving quickly and further flooding expected, motorists are reminded not to drive through floodwater.

Residents are also encouraged to stay in their homes if it is safe to do so and are urged to stay clear of flooded areas and to not go sightseeing.

Council is also reminding residents of the scaling back of bus services today as floodwaters further inundate parts of Brisbane.

Limited buses will begin this morning at 6am and run approximately every 30 minutes today in and out of the city.

These services are Council’s BUZ or express services and have limited stops. Commuters are advised that some routes may be affected by diversions due to flooded roads.

These services are being put on to ensure key staff essential for services and flood response have travel options, with all other residents encouraged not to travel into the CBD.

The services that will be operating today between 6am and 6pm are:
• 111 – to and from Eight Mile Plains
• 130 – to and from Parkinson via Algester
• 140 & 150 – to and from Browns Plains
• 200 – to and from Carindale
• 333 – to and from Chermside
• 345 – to and from Aspley
• 385 – to and from The Gap

For further information on public transport and affected services, please visit the TransLink website at www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.

Source / Further Information: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au...



ABC News Video:



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