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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Water, water everywhere

Well what a lot of water....
Pics from MT Crosby weir and East Bank Pumping Station intake tower.



Tuesday last week


Going..


Nearly....

The intake tower eventually went completely under.


"High tide" mark!


From the chopper.

The water was right up near the top terrace.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Water, water everywhere

It eventually peaked at 26.05m - at the weir.
Notice how there is no lights/ antenna on the tower. Thats above the light pole in the middle of the second pic. The road on the weir is normally 10 - 15 feet above the river on the upstream side so when the road is under it is already well into flood.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:29 AM
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Brazil is having its worst nature tragedy ever.
Some cities of Rio de Janeiro are under water,some hills came down with rain and more than 600 people are dead so far but there are a lot more under the ground who will never be found.
Thanks to our extremelly crap politicians,those lives could've been saved but no politician did a damn thing before rain started.Every january is the same but this year nature is really angry with all crap we do against it.

Google and you'll see what a huge tragedy it is !
Thank god I'm far away from there
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:45 AM
 
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We've had the worst floods in generations covering 4 states, and potential for more over the next two months. Unlike Brazil we've been lucky enough to have better infrastructure to look after people in these situations, so we haven't lost nearly as many lives. It's a shame that places like Brazil have far worse death tolls due to worse infrastructure. Hopefully something will be done for these developing countries to help them minimize these casualties in crisis situations.

The worst affected area in QLd had an area under water bigger than France and Germany combined, bigger than Texas. That gives you an idea of how bad. In one part of this area the flood was labelled an inland tsunami, because the speed and ferocity of the waves of water ripped houses, and other buildings to pieces in minutes. Cars were piled up on top of each other in parking lots.

It's been a week now, and we've still got more rain flooding areas of the country.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:53 AM
 
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Cornwall has had a Bit of Flooding, Nothing like this, Maybe I should Get some Buckets of water and try to flood it, So I won't feel left out.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:53 AM
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Yep prepare for the future,next generations will suffer cause we'll unbalance nature at a no return point.
Things will get nasty,dark and..............deadly.
Only because of our lazyness.
We could get all stuff we want in a good way but no,we took the wrong path.
We won't kill nature,nature will kill us and in about 400 years there will be no signs of humankind.
Well maybe some plastic bags inside of dead animals covered by oil.
Politicians should die first lol
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just in Queensland we had 18 deaths, most in the Lockyer Valley after the "inland tsunami". Seems that there is a child killed in Victoria now.
We have seen the devastation in Brazil also.
It is all terrible.
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