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Queensland Floods

  1. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    An area greater area  than France  & Germany combined is now underwater in Queensland.

    Rockhampton is expected to be cut off this weekend including the Airport. Helicopter will be the only way in and out of Rockhampton.  That will cut off the road supplies to the North.

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Wow Barry, this is shocking. Hoping for everyone's safety.

    2. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Couldn't believe I was watching scenes from Australia on the TV. Shocking disaster

  2. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    You can make a donation to help people who have lost everything here


    http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/

  3. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Just an update on the floods.  Water continues to rise in Rockhampton.  The Airport is now closed to winged aircraft and the road south is closed.  The road north is expected to close late this afternoon or tonight.

  4. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Yes the floods have been decribed as of 'biblical' proportions
    Rockhampton is a town/city of 75,000 + people now cut off from other than by chopper

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      biblical proportions?  Yeah, right! 

      We moved here 3 years ago when still in drought.  Looks like all the rain is making up for the drought.  The frogs are croaking happily though

  5. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Let’s hope the emergency response is not a shameful fiasco like Katrina/New Orleans.

  6. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    No they seem to be incredibly well organised.  All ready the supermarkets were filled by semi-trailers during the night before the city  became cut off.  The airport Tower has been protected by barracks so it can still operate choppers etc.  There are hundreds of  State Emergegency Volunteers their & the Army have set up a village which can accomodate people & are dropping supplies into remote homesteads by Blackhawk helicopters

  7. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    That's good to hear.  Something to be proud of.

  8. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    The water is expected to remain around for at least a week so you could imagine many houses will be completely ruined immersed in water for so long...

  9. Hovalis profile image87
    Hovalisposted 6 years ago

    It's been a weird year. Australia is really living up to Dorothea McKellar's poem. It really is either in drought or flood. We've been through the drought and now the floods have hit, and I've never seen it this bad. All these people who've been through over a decade of struggling through drought are now under water. New South Wales and Queensland have both been flooded, but Queensland has had the worst of it.

    I think it can be hard to imagine for people who've not lived through this how bad this is going to be for all the people now under water. They will survive and eventually thrive, but this Christmas and New Year has not been great. Keep them in your thoughts even if you can't donate.

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    Having spent many years living in the Sunshine State, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those having to endure the worst flooding for up to fifty years.

    A special personal prayer goes to "Mum" and all at Carinya Boarding House in Rocky.

    We were in Brisbane during the '89 floods, and they were scary enough.

  11. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Queensland towns & Cities remain in Flood in area the total  Size of NSW
    or France & Germany combined.  200,000 people are affected as is Coal & other mineral mining, sugar plantations & other crops  cattle, transport as well as the livelihoods of all those people and industries liked.  Road Rail & air transport is cut off other than by chopper to Rockhampton.
    Defence forces will be used to chopper in supplies


    NB  more storms & rain is forcast

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      another sad story. hopefully lives will be saved. 
      my thoughts to all affected.

  12. Abbasangel profile image79
    Abbasangelposted 6 years ago

    I hope that everyone stays safe.

    What is the name of that town that has been cut off for nearly two weeks?  I saw something on the news the other day.

    This is so sad, its been like drought like conditions and when you think you are getting a break and getting rain, it destroys all the crops....

    I hope the flooding ends soon, for you all...

  13. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    There are lots of small settlements and Homesteads that have been cut off
    for a few weeks.  A couple of major towns such as Bundarberg were inundated for over a week.No as the water moves both south and east the City of Rockhampton a major commercial hub for  Cattle, Dairy, Food- what sugar, mining and transport for goods all around the country & for export has been cut off. Fortunately the Government, Army SES a voluntary band emergency service volunteers generally have all been doing their best to ameliorate the damage done.  We are talking a massive area of watwer greater than the Land mass  of France.  Still the cost to Agriculture in particular and the loss of personal effects and the damage to houses and businesses will be huge.  All Australian's will pay for a while in higher prices for food.
    There is also damage to Bridges and railway lines which are essential for the transport of coal minerals etc...

    If you can give something to the Qld Premiers Flood Relief Appeal this will help greatly individuals affected directly by the floods...

  14. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    THe Town of Emerald is now facing a giant clean up plus.  After a week or so of houses submerged in water mud has to be blasted from each house and the houses need to be completely rewired.  Hundreds Truckloads of white goods/carpet personal possessions have to be put in landfill-totally destroyed...


    Reportedly the City of Rockhampton has reached its peak water height. It may stay high for a few days and take up to two weeks before cleaning & repairs..

    the town of ST George is now bracing for it being being flooded twice in 12 months.  many had just fininshed fixed repairs from the last one...

  15. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Queensland could really do with a few years of getting just the right amount of rain. The media here (UK) seems a bit obsessed with the threat from crocodiles and snakes in the water, but the footage they are showing is heart-breaking and for the residents of the affected areas the floods must be devastating.

    1. barryrutherford profile image32
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The trouble is you cannot get flood insurance in those areas. As such the clean-up has to be done with help from every possible source. own savings govt charity support & fund raises which are starting to get well underway...

      1. CMHypno profile image88
        CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We have similar problems with some areas in the UK which now get flooded regularly - the residents can't get flood insurance and also they can't sell their homes and move away as nobody will buy them because of lack of flood insurance. So they are trapped with no financial recourse. I hope that the flood waters recede quickly in Queensland and people can start putting their lives back together.

  16. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...my thoughts go out to the folks caught up in the flooding...been paying attention to news reports and now reading this thread...

    ...from Canada

  17. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    It's a terrible disaster. It's great that the people are trying to do what they can and were trying to be as well prepared as they can.  It'll be a struggle at first but I think they'll do fine.

  18. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Well 2 Positive Things Have Come Out Of This.. hmm

    1) The NZ Government got their bums kicked for trying to send Disasterous Relief Workers to Oz.....
    They got told to send Real Hard Workers NOT Bloody Relievers who tend to the leftovers and only work part time. smile

    2) The Queensland Bankers have had their bums kicked for insensitively releasing to the press, the lending ratios for those with Fixed Rate and Floating Mortgages! yikes

  19. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    The rain continues to come down in storms right across Queensland.  News of the floods are constantly moving story (pun intended) & continue to Flood the airwaves...

    Tales of cows washing out to sea and a shipping containing ending up in someones front garden as well as other interesting tales abound...

    100' s of Roads cut around the State

    To their great credit the authorities  Govt very engaged Federal State & Local...
    & the Red Cross & lots of other volunteers...

    Fundraising Telethon on tonight at  Brisbane Southbank

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...wow...crazy time...when will it finally stop...........

  20. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    I've just come back from a bike ride & swim.  (In a pool) Rain continues to come down here in Brisbane Apart from that listening to the local ABC 612 Radio which  has been constant talkback around the clock on & useful information about roads being cut towns being flooded hundreds of motorists stranded between water cut towns sleeping in cars. Army is in there Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dropped into a number of towns today...


    Weather forecast for the next few month's not so encouraging...

    Flood level in Rockhampton still  9.1 metres

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ..9.1 metres....wow....this is just awful....those measurements usually refer to snow fall in the mountains....but rain...wow....can't even imagine that...it must be so surreal for those folks.....soooo devastating.....positive thoughts for the flooding to stop....and soon.....

  21. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Well you've just received a plane load of Kiwi 'Full Time' Volunteers to help the cleanup. smile 
    I do hope the 2nd plane with the mops and sponges arrived safely too! hmm
    You can tell the Kiwis in the crowd... they are wearing black tee shirts with their snorkels! smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...snorkels and tees?....i'll pay closer attention to the news....  big_smile....happy new year PD.....

  22. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Queensland Flood Relief Appeal Telethon now underway

    You can make a donation to help people who have lost everything here


    http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/

    or if you can ring  1800 219 028

  23. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    If your on Twitter you can follow all sort of interesting posts on
    the telethon appeal  by using this hashtag 


    #9floodappeal

  24. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    **More Floods

    For today Toowoomba near Brisbane cars being washed away including four wheel drives like toys...Toowomba like a war Zone 15 cars washed away...

    Water heading towards Brisbane More rain expected to hit us in flood form Wednesday...


    Power has had to be cut to Gympie.  20 metre flood height at Gympie
    Dalby & Maryborough also flooded

    tonight!

    Wivenhoe Dam overflowing still !

  25. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Hi Baileybear where are you ?

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Near Brissy.  We are due to fly to NZ in a few days time and are hoping the pet kennels don't get flooded

  26. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Incredible ABC footage of Toowoomba

    on youtube:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBIZ2KLsPA

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's my town.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is your house soggy?  Toowoomba was so dry & now they've got too much rain at once.  The roads are flooded when the creek near my work overflow.  Dams were only 17% full when we moved here 3 years ago - now they have way too much water

        1. WryLilt profile image90
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Only had water flow through backyard and garage. But downtown was swept away and is severely damaged.

          1. barryrutherford profile image32
            barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Naturally I did not know you lived there


            Good to hear your safe Wrylit...

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            wasn't that incredible  - an 8 m high wall of water washing thru a town on a mountain that only has a creek?

            I've just come home from work before all the roads shut.  My work might get flooded - depends if creek rises a few more metres

    2. Ginger Meow profile image76
      Ginger Meowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Unbelievable, I thought Toowoomba was on top of a range, and hence flood proof. I guess it goes to show that anywhere is not safe from flooding. Hope all are prepared in the Darling Downs!

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed downstram Rosewood downstream  water is heading towards Brisbane.

        Issues with Wivenhoe Dam gates are open so more flooding downstream of that which is already inundated...

        There is one Army Blackhawk with nightvision but conditions with weather have been poor for use of this in the Dark with weather...

        I am preparing for minor Flooding at New Farm(inner Brisbane) on Wednesday I expect to be minor flooding here..

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          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I just heard on radio Wivenhoe was over 170% full (100% is considered full, & extra 50% allowed for flooding, but has exceeded that)

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            why the wivenhoe dam( a giant artificial lake) is not allowed to exceed capacity:

            http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 … 110758.htm

            apparently it's up to 190% & rising.   If it fails, we will all drown

      2. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's been named an "inland tsunami".

        We had a huge amount of rain that caused a flash flood to sweep through the town. It receded after a few hours but left devastation in its wake. However the wall of water has since travelled down the range, through other towns and is heading to Brisbane. It's said to be about 8m high.

        Brisbane suburbs that may flood: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee … 5985228833

        1. profile image0
          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          brisbane CBD being evaculated as river broken banks

    3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow...your town?....amazing...i watched the video...i still can't get over the heights of the flooding  - 8 metres....just can't even get my head around what that looks like.....

  27. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Grave fears for many people in the Lockyer Valley  Queensland  near


    Brisbane

  28. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Terrible footage of  Big houses being washes off their stumps in Grantham- Massive quick wall of water came through.  People stranded on roofs in Cars and house roofs some are safe in Grantham Primary School
    extent still of other still unknown...information coming via  612ABC Radio

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...oh my..

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed an "Inland Sunami"  18.92 metres at Gatton recorded today exceed record set  in 1893


        It's 12.30 am Tuesday here I'm all hyped up another poor nights sleep ahead..,

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ...poor you Barry - 'bout sleepless nights... and everyone else in the middle of this destruction......i'm sure it's very hard to sleep.....

          ....18.92?....that's just crazy sounding......i'm going google it to read any news on it....

          ...or 8.92.....doesn't really matter.....it's too much no matter what....

          ....are you being asked to evacuate where you are ....or is there even anywhere to go?

          1. barryrutherford profile image32
            barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'm pretty right in Brisbane CBD  are you on Twitter ?

            1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
              SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ...no - no twitter.....i've been  googling info. and looking around at what's happening....looked at a map...and getting updates from you......

              1. barryrutherford profile image32
                barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                If you want to join Twitter.  I am not pushing you.   I can add you & you will get a easy stream of info on Floods etc...

                1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
                  SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  ...ha ha ha...i've resisted twitter for a long time, facebook too....maybe for this reason only i'll join up and then cancel it.........  big_smile   ....i'll let you know....

  29. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    43 Helecopter rescues so far on rooftops in Grantham area

    1. Abbasangel profile image79
      Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is that for the people who got trapped in the school!?!?!?! This is such a nightmare!

      Do you know of any groups that are planning on organising volunteers to help rebuild when it settles up there?

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes the School was the Highest point of Grantham so it was a perfect evacuation point -everyone there is safe.

        Kangaroos are  jumping across the Gateway Motorway escaping water...

        1. Abbasangel profile image79
          Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Gosh that would be a sight.... I am glad they are safe!! The whole situation bites but apparently when the water works its way through the river systems it has a good shot at fixing up the murray darling but such a horrific way to do it....

  30. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    More pain & damage to come  Inland Tsunami 'without notice' went through

    Toowomba & Grantham few more deaths expected in Grantham

  31. lindajot profile image79
    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    I can't imagine the heartache and panic.  When you have no control over nature, it must be so frightening!   I so hope for some peace of mind soon for everyone.

  32. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    my street the drains r just starting to back up

  33. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    6,5000 homes in Brisbane expected to be flooded tommorow

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      can take a zero off

      1. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        **Update upto 40,000 properties now expected to be affected ....

  34. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Yes 6,500 Homes  for Brisbane Area Alone


    next king tide 3.00 am Wed  12.1.2011  then 2.00 om Wed EST   Eastern Standard time.


    I have got some great photos on Facebook  just trying to find a way of sharing on Hubpages...


    RT @QPSmedia: If you are outside of Australia and need urgent flood information, please contact +61 7 3055 6200 #thebigwet #qldfloods

    A few pics via 3AW
    http://www.4bc.com.au/2011floods?selectedImage=2

    http://twitpic.com/3p120d

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      but now they're talking twice that

  35. profile image0
    china manposted 6 years ago

    Here in China I don't have tv and so only get my news from the net and that is so slow it almost doesn't work !

    Thanks for keeping us all up to speed on this Barry and I hope this flood starts to recede soon.

  36. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Chinaman!  We have two really big days coming up Tommorow & Thursday when Brisbane River Expected to peak. 

    Will keep posting...

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      unfortunately, they're not expecting the monsoon rain season to break up until autumn (when the hurricanes come?)

  37. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    I hope that the next couple of days are not as bad as expected for you all - the pictures in the media are horrendous and I hope that all the missing people are found safe and that no more lives are lost. Ironically, last time I was in Brisbane it rained for the first time in 4 years, so you desperately need a few years of more balanced weather

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      JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What do you all think that what will happen in these comming hours? Will these people survive? What more disasterous will happen? I hope and i am continusly praying for the people who have been fighting with this flood for their life.
      I hope they will surive and all the lost are found. I am feeling sad and feel like helping them. I have already donated 50000$. I wish that you all too donate and help them.  I will be posting soon.

  38. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 … =539237096


    75% of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone, an area twice the size of Texas and over five times the United Kingdom

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      china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good job there is only you and those other few ozzie geezers live round there then !!  Isn't earnest in that area ?  and what about kangaroo jase ?

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hey, I'm not a geezer.  We are hoping to get to the airport in morning as due to go to NZ

        1. profile image0
          china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I saw you were leaving the sinking ship earlier big_smile  good luck with your flight and all - remember to take a camera and get a window seat.  Hope you are not off line too long - you are doing a great job whipping the religious threads into line.

          1. profile image0
            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            hopefully, I can get back on line soon, so that you can stop worrying about me drowning - the religionists will say I deserved it & the floods are my fault wink

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...i checked out the photos you posted....amazing what's happenened and is happening..

  39. Rod Marsden profile image74
    Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago

    Baileybear, looks like there will be flooding in NSW as well. Grafton has been flooded in the past and it may get flooded again soon.

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yes, NSW seems to get it next

  40. sofs profile image84
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Be safe all you lovely people in Australia.. This seem to be getting worse... Take care.

  41. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Boats & Yachts have been floating away unmanned down the Brisbane River

    during the night...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope the flood will subside there soon Barry.

  42. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    two more big days togo for now at least the rain has stopped  here.  now worried about river rising.  All the Dams are full to overflowing...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think it take sometime for the dams to subside. Here, there is winterstorm too and they are predicting one to two feet of snow in some parts in the US - northeast

  43. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Yes the flood gates are open literally.  issue is the big Wivenhoe Dam has been filling faster than it can be released...

  44. Ginger Meow profile image76
    Ginger Meowposted 6 years ago

    Just read Suncorp Stadium is on fire due to flood water causing a short circuit. Hope there is back up power from emergency generators to put the fire out!

    Brisbane river to peak at 5.5 on Thursday, what is the height at the moment Barry?

  45. Karanda profile image82
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    No update from Barry, hope all is well.

    Latest reports say Brisbane (Queensland's capital city) is now slowly being swallowed by the floodwaters and the river is expected to peak in another eight hours. It is the freakiest thing watching on TV as the water creeps inch by inch through the suburbs.

    It is estimated 80 suburbs will be inundated with water at some level. The CBD is at a standstill and over 120,000 homes are without power.

    The repercussions will be enormous. The loss of life from an area west of the city has been confirmed at 12 but could still increase with 51 people still missing.

    Thoughts go out to all.

  46. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...thanks for the update...yea, hope all is well for all...

  47. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    In Sao Paulo Brazil as well floods killed 24 people already.
    Here in the US, the northeast part is having a winterstorm
    In January like last year in Haiti same day today. Natural calamities occur and are wreaking havoc.

    Hope things will get better faster as floods are just terrible.

  48. webgain profile image58
    webgainposted 6 years ago

    The airport Tower has been protected via barracks so it can operate choppers.

  49. ross670daw profile image65
    ross670dawposted 6 years ago

    I sit in amazement watching Queensland be devastated with this flood disaster, the images are just unbelievable. My heart and thoughts go out to all those who have suffered loss in the past weeks.
    To date the death toll unfortunately has reached 15 with 60 people still unaccounted for and It could be weeks before the final toll is known. There have been numerous stories of heroism, escape and despair, with the recovery process ongoing. I'm afraid more terrible news will be realized in the days and weeks ahead. Thankfully the flood waters are subsiding in Queensland, but now are moving south into NSW and possibly Victoria. Let's not forget either, that our countrymen in Western Australia are battling bush fires too. It really is the land of extremes. I hope any Hubbers and their families caught up in this are safe well, I'm thinking of you all.
    I encourage all who are touched by this tragedy to dig deep and help our fellow human beings.

    1. Ginger Meow profile image76
      Ginger Meowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said ross, hope the next weekends weather predictions of a low crossing the coast near NSW and QLD borders does not pan out, otherwise it will be these floods all over again!

  50. barryrutherford profile image32
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Just retuned to a Computer.  I have been without power & still without power since Tuesday.  Many of the people in my street have lost everything.  I am ok; My street was inundated with water.

    Jusy got onto a computer in the city...

    1. Karanda profile image82
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So pleased to see you back on HubPages Barry. We have been watching the coverage in disbelief. Hope things settle down soon.

    2. ross670daw profile image65
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      G'day Barry, good to hear you and your family are ok. What about your house? It's good to see the number of volunteers pouring into affected Brisbane suburbs to lend a hand, it's been amazing, I'm guessing that you're a part of that group too, hopefully there are plenty of em helping you as well. All the best mate.

 
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