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Aelia ([personal profile] aelia) wrote2011-01-11 11:53 am

BRB, floods






Uh, so this is the creek -lake now, rather - that runs behind our backyard - kind of creeped out now! Dad reckons that the water came right up the hill in the 1974 floods, but it didn't get to the house - fingers crossed that this is the case this time around. It's still got to rise another three or four metres before it comes near us, but damn, what is this bullshit?

Our suburb hasn't been officially warned yet, but the one close to us has been told they're on standby for evacuation, and there's a few nearby on the same - several of my friends have been told to get ready to move, kinda stalking them at the moment to make sure they're okay!



 
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[personal profile] curiousb 2011-01-11 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
Eek - I hope it doesn't get any higher!

In the last few years we've started getting more apocalyptic-scale floods over here - must be all that global warming they keep talking about!

Good luck!
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[personal profile] curiouscrow 2011-01-11 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
Keeping fingers crossed that the worst of the rain passes you by. That looks so scary!

Take care!
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[personal profile] eefje00704 2011-01-11 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoa. I didn't know you were in Brisbane. Floods are seriously scary, I hope the water doesn't come any higher. We had some flooding here last autumn, but nowhere near as bad as you're having now. Or as many deaths, for that matter.
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[personal profile] fashionista125 2011-01-11 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh-oh, I'm really hoping this doesn't get any worse for you! Being on standby for evacuation must feel awful, I wish you the best of luck!

Take care!
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[personal profile] fadeintoyou 2011-01-11 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yikes, that's really scary! Glad it's gone down some, but I hope the worst of the next rainfall misses you.
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[personal profile] aquilegia 2011-01-11 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
That's frightening! I hope the water receeds soon. Stay safe!
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[personal profile] hat_plays_sims 2011-01-11 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
... That's terrifying, and yet your pictures are really, really pretty. In a 'production stills from a horror movie about dinosaurs' kind of way. I keep expecting a bunch of wet, frightened teenagers in a boat, and then some scaly monstrosity leaping out of the water to eat the one who thinks they're home free now.
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[personal profile] engram 2011-01-14 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
A friend of mine posted (on FB) images of a water height marker literally disappearing over 3 days. That was damn scary to look at.
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[personal profile] jesslove 2011-01-11 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh goodness, stay safe there! I saw a news report on it and I just hope it doesn't get any higher.
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[personal profile] midnapixel 2011-01-12 01:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Pretty pictures, shame they come from such a horrible thing.
I have the raging bushfires about 15 minutes away from where I am :S

Its like polar opposites on each side of the country
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[personal profile] engram 2011-01-14 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
It's been a couple of days since you posted these photos so I just wanted to check in with you.

How are you guys doing now? Is your family OK?
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[personal profile] engram 2011-01-15 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Good to hear that you're all OK.

I'm putting together some stuff for donating (prams, a cot, a bunch of toys and baby and toddler clothes, maybe some adult clothes) but I want to find a charity that will just hand them over and not sell them. I want to give something to the families that lost everything and are not going to be able to return to their homes for months.

*goes off to do some research*