Severe Storms and Flooding warnings thread

 
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
The 2 fronts are now joining over western NSW and VIC.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for FLASH FLOODING
For people in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Lower Western and Upper Western Forecast Districts.


Issued at 3:53 pm Tuesday, 11 January 2011.


Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Lower Western and Upper Western districts. Locations which may be affected include Tibooburra, Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Broken Hill, Menindee and Milparinka.


Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Scone and Tamworth.

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I saw the immediate aftermath of the 1974 Brisbane flood, and I wouldn't wish a repeat of that on anybody.
"Valvegear"


I lived in Manly, Brisbane through the 1974 floods and agree nobody should have to experience a repeat of that.

The current situation here at my house in Dalby:

The waters here have continued to go down, which may or may not prove to be a good thing. I say this because by my reckoning, the further it goes down before the next lot of water arrives, the lower the next peak will be, however the later the next peak the more water will be meeting it in the Condamine flowing from the floods upstream, including Oakey Creek. This may increase the height of our peak and prolong the process of getting rid of the unwanted water. Also, the Water Treatment Plant is going under again...

At least here we have been spared from the tragedy experienced in Toowoomba and below the range.

Currently experiencing sunshine and a stiff breeze, probably the best drying conditions...
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
People in Brisbane CBD- Have been told to get out NOW!!!!!
"lsrailfan"

My daughter was attending a job interview at the time and had to cut it short and get out. She is stuck in the Valley and can't get home until she can get on an overcrowded train.
  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

ABC radio confirming a ninth fatality Sad
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Peak in Brisvegas is supposed to be close to 6m higher even than 1974 ShockedShockedShocked
Missing list now DOWN to 66 people.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.

Currently experiencing sunshine and a stiff breeze, probably the best drying conditions...
"Graham4405"


'Sunshine' Wot this word mean??
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
They say the Biggest flood in Qld's history was way back in 1890

Kind Regards
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
"42101"


Channel 7 continued their coverage through the Sunrise program, even after the regular 9 am conclusion, and they didn't play that Morning show or Hanna montana programming crapola. 8)  8)  8)  8)

Great for people without cable to keep up to date 8)  8)  8)  8)
  Maikha Moderator Not a gunzel

Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
"42101"
ABC have ABC24, which I'm certain has coverage across affected areas.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Just watching the News, the next few days are not looking very good at all for the Brisbane-Ipswich area. They are now predicting floods exceeding 1974 levels with upwards of 6500 homes to go under. Lots of other bad stuff too, but my brain is not fully comprehending...

All the best to everyone in affected areas.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Blatently cross-posted from my post over at RB.

For any of you in, or with rellies in, Brisbane, here's the latest flood maps. The Brisbane Council website looks like its' collapsed due to the number of people trying to view the official council ones.

Ipswich and Western Suburbs flood map in *.PDF
Southern suburbs flood map in *.PDF
Brisbane East flood map *.PDF
Satellite view of greater Brisbane flood map *.PDF.

There's a series of Council PDF files by suburb HERE and some kind chap has mirrored them HERE TOO in case the new Council site crashes.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
"42101"

On ABC TV maybe. ABC Local Radio Qld is doing a champion job collecting and disseminating timely news and useful info. They have also put the same program the Radio National's frequencies.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
"42101"

On ABC TV maybe. ABC Local Radio Qld is doing a champion job collecting and disseminating timely news and useful info. They have also put the same program the Radio National's frequencies.
"GrahamH"


Yeah mate ABC radio always does a champion job. 8)
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
Well done to CH9 and a bit later CH7 for their indepth coverage.....seems CH10 and ABC could not be bothered. Evil or Very Mad
"42101"

On ABC TV maybe. ABC Local Radio Qld is doing a champion job collecting and disseminating timely news and useful info. They have also put the same program the Radio National's frequencies.
"GrahamH"


The TV coverage would mostly be aimed at those who aren't in the middle of it.  If you're sitting on the top of your roof, you're probably more likely to have your radio with you, rather than your plasma. Smile
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
You've got a good point there Johnmc; the flood Twitters, facebooks and news bulletins are saying, "Keep your radio with you" or "listen to the radio" ...

(I was actually wondering this arvo how many people still owned a tranny with a working battery in it. )
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
You've got a good point there Johnmc; the flood Twitters, facebooks and news bulletins are saying, "Keep your radio with you" or "listen to the radio" ...

(I was actually wondering this arvo how many people still owned a tranny with a working battery in it. )
"574M"


More than likely very few indeed nowdays....soon as i can i will be buying one.
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland

(I was actually wondering this arvo how many people still owned a tranny with a working battery in it. )
"574M"


(We are of course referring to Transistor radios, thought I would nip that one in the bud before it went too much further. Razz )

It's recommended as part of ones cyclone kit in the tropics, but you don't actually see common or garden variety am/fm radios in catalogues much nowadays.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Somewhat better news
The list of missing persons is down to 59 lets hope it drops much much more eh.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Well lucky the river has dropped heaps here as we are about to cop the heavy rains.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for FLASH FLOODING
For people in the
Lower Western and parts of the
Riverina and
Upper Western Forecast Districts.


Issued at 7:37 pm Tuesday, 11 January 2011.


Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hay, Bourke, Wanaaring, Ivanhoe, Menindee and Balranald.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
we are cut off up here in kingaroy the blackbutt range is out. can't go by nanago is out, can't get to toowoomba and dalby. can't get to gympie as the hwy is cut between wondai,  murgon and bells bridge.

the selves at iga, ww, foodworks and adi are nearly bear. wondai has no power

we are completely stuck
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
For all those people stuck in the flood ravaged areas of Southern Queensland, I hope you all make it through safely, and surely there will be an end to one of the worst floods in our proud country's history soon.

We can only hope for the best.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
^^^^ Here here. Its sad to watch, hope it stops soon and recover happens.
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Just checked up the news.com.au coverage, and there are some worrying reports coming in:

* The official death toll is now at 10, with 78 missing people now reported (up from 59 a few hours ago);
* Almost 100,000 homes and businesses in and around the Brisbane CBD will be without power tomorrow as the city's main grid is turned off;
* Police calling for volunteers to fill sandbags;
* Up to a third of Ipswich could be inundated tomorrow.

And I did hear on ABC that Thursday is looking even more bleak than tomorrow.
  stephen88 Chief Commissioner

Just checked up the news.com.au coverage, and there are some worrying reports coming in:

* The official death toll is now at 10, with 78 missing people now reported (up from 59 a few hours ago);
* Almost 100,000 homes and businesses in and around the Brisbane CBD will be without power tomorrow as the city's main grid is turned off;
* Police calling for volunteers to fill sandbags;
* Up to a third of Ipswich could be inundated tomorrow.

And I did hear on ABC that Thursday is looking even more bleak than tomorrow.
"simont141"

Have spent most of the day watching the coverage with great interest,  having numerous family living there, plus my parents having grown up in Toowoomba and Brisbane
I saw the same thing on Channel 9's coverage of this as well. The scary/sad thing is that who knows how many will be found once they can finally access areas that have to this point been cut off by the flooding. It's also scary for me as I was up in Brisbane until the new year and was travelling through many of these areas that will be/already are inundated with water-mum, dad and grandad were pointing out all the areas that went under in 74, and this will be worse than that. The Bremer river, which is expected to peak at over 22 metres, was calm, placid and well down. How things have changed in a little over a week
Seems NSW is coping it as well. Flood warnings on all the rivers down to around Wauchope/Port Macquarie, but the rivers in the far north appear to be the worst hit.
My heart goes out to all those affected by this. I hope that all settles down soon and people can start to try and get back to their normal lives.

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