Thankyou all for your loving thoughts and prayers
The good news is that the relatives evaucated to Ipswich are all safe. One has lost their house it remains under 3 metres of water. And will do so for many days. The other three families are all surrounded by water and isolated but are well above expected peak levels and all are safe and well.
And the evacuees in Ipswich managed to saved their pooch.
Cat was last seen heading for higher ground... Thems Clever them Cats...
Keep prayin now... you're all doin fine!
Hey Noah! where'd you leave that shovel? There's a hellava mess down here....
Pray for us Dhaaarlings
This is how quick it is happening
Southern Queensland is now being inundated with torrential storms and flooding rains
Brisbane is preparing for castastrophic floods...
The death toll(10) continues to rise as do the number of people missing. (78)
Rescue teams have been unable to reach some of the effected areas due to the severity of the continuing storms....
The whole of the eastern seaboard is expecting this storm front to move slowly south with torrential rains predicted for My state of Victoria over night and tomorrow with falls of greater than 250 mm.
I spoke with a cousin in Queensland today who reported getting 370 mm / 15 inches since 9 am today and that was at 4 pm. Add that to the over 250+ mm recieved the day before and that will give you an idea.
The rain has not eased up even at this time.
Massive evacuations are occurring in the central business district and surrounding suburbs of Brisbane.
With a minimum of 15,000 and potentially 60,000 people expected to be effected.
Brisbane sits at the mouth of the Brisbane River. King tides are expected for the next 2 days.
The Wivenhoe Dam Sits on the river above Brisbane and holds at capacity equal to twice the amount of water held in Sydney Harbour. It is currenly sitting at 198% full!
Water is being released which is adding to the flooding and inflows to the catchment are at 5 times their normal levels....
It just seems to be getting worse. With no end in sight.
Peak river levels are not expected for Brisbane until thursday. With levels expected to reach +5.5 Metres
My heart goes out to those communities that have experienced such tragic loss of life.
Devastsating Foods in 1974 claimed 14 lives
Flood warnings have just been issued in My state for another expected 250mm of rain over the next 3 days.
We have already had 50 mm in the past 24 hrs...
I really am building that Ark now... "Noah"... "Pass me the hammer"...