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Queensland Floods (3)

Pop has been out today, helping our neighbours down the road whose houses were caught in the flood that came down from Toowoomba. He also took some video clips. This one shows a road in Minden where the water went through:

This video shows more damage, including the Glenmorganvale Rural Fire Brigade’s big shed having been washed away and dumped on the side of the road:
This one is great. The Fernvale School has been turned into an emergency evacuation center and they’ve also made their tennis courts into temporary animal enclosures. This is the doggy compound:
http://www.youtube.com/get_player

13 January 2011 Posted by | Floods, Weather | | 1 Comment

Queensland Floods (1)

Australians are battlers. They come from a long line of battlers, many of whom fought crippling heat, burning sun and withering droughts to carve out a home and living in what is often an inhospitable but beautiful land. And between times of sometimes barely endurable conditions, Mother Nature often threw in a deluge of water big enough to fill Sydney Harbour so many times over.

Some news video footage on the Toowoomba flash flood 10 January 2011

Some news video of aftermath of same Toowoomba flash flood 10 January 2011

Toowoomba is at the top of a mountain range. At the moment there is a 7m high wall of water coming down that mountain and towards the small towns below, eg Gatton, Lockyer. And the news is reporting huge mudslides crashing down the Toowoomba range.

It has been raining for days now but the long term forecast is good and shows easing. We are OK in these floods as we are on top of a hill. But our heart goes out to our neighbours who have been affected and we hope they & their animals stay safe and out of harm’s way until the waters recede.

10 January 2011 Posted by | Floods, Weather | | 2 Comments