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Death toll mounts as floods hit capital
UPDATE 5:20pm AEDT: The SES reports that a child has been killed in floodwaters in the Ipswich region, as officials warn that conditions will only worsen over the next 48 hours.
UPDATE 4:20pm AEDT: The official death toll now stands at 9. Brisbane public transport continues to operate as roads out of the CBD are clogged.
UPDATE 3:00pm AEDT: The Brisbane River has broken its banks. Thousands of city workers are attempting to evacuate the CBD, and some public transport lines have been cut.
Devastating flash floods have killed at least eight people west of Brisbane, and grave fears are held for at least 11 others, as authorities brace for more deaths.
Premier Anna Bligh said emergency crews were worried about 11 people missing from Murphys Creek.
"We are facing some just terribly, terribly sad and tragic stories and I'm very concerned that we're going to see more of those today," she told the Nine Network.
"Mother nature has delivered something terrible in the last 48 hours but there's more to go ..."
Queensland police deputy commissioner Ian Stewart said 72 people were missing in the areas in Queensland's southeast hit by the massive flooding.
Originally posted by davespanners
Well I only came to this thread to flame the heck out of Loner007 but I've decided not to bother and instead do something helpful by posting a couple of links to places that you can donate to help the flood victims
Flood relief appeal
The Australian Red Cross
Get volunteering Aussies!!edit on 11-1-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Havick007
This is crazy, 75% of the entire state of Queensland has been declared a natural disaster. I live in Victoria and that to compare that would be like my entire state being under water.
Tomorrow it look as if the Brisbane River will begin to flood Brisbane CBD and many surrounding suburbs. They are in the process of cutting all power to the CBD and many other parts of the city tonight.
Just in on the news, 10 people dead including a 4 year old that was washed away and more than 80 people missing inclusing entire families.
On top of all this Brisbane is set for a king tide tomorrow. So basically we have flood waters washing downstream and tomorrow there will be a king tide trying to push it's way upstream.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
It's hard to stem the flow when it's coming fromthe sky... if ya know what i mean??
The rain is fierce and unrelenting. It's insane to be honest.
Well it wasnt predicted by the right people, as the BOM could not predict the extent of this downfall and flooding. It came out of nowhere in some cases. While they did predict the rainfall, the full extent was shocking even for the so-called experts.edit on 11-1-2011 by Havick007 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by loner007
Originally posted by gemineye
reply to post by loner007
Maybe you were right, but you're LAUGHING???! That may be the single most deplorable thing I've ever read here on ATS, EVER! Wtf, man?
Damn... maybe there's not even anything wrong with being proud of yourself for making a prediction, but LAUGHING??? IMO, that makes you worse than the Jared Loughner.
Sheesh, I hope this puts you on some kind of ATS and government psycho watch list! I rarely lash out at people on here, but death is in no way funny. See how hard your laugh if something like this happens to you! I feel physically ill!
I hope ATS and the government is keeping their eyes on you. You sound like the next person we'll be hearing about on the news, and not for some accurate prediction, that millions of people have made over the years!
LOL I dont have to do anything as mother nature is doing all the work. As i said read up on Gaia theory and you might understand why I am laughing at the situation. (I am not laughing about the loss of life though I really dont care about that) also as I said wxpect more of this on a world wide basis. If peopel cant read the signs whose fault is that if they die? simple analogy do you critise the person for laughing at the driver who died coz he failed to stop or do you critise the driver for failing to read the big red sign that says STOP especially when the word stop was shown well in advanceedit on 11/1/2011 by loner007 because: (no reason given)