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FLOOD DAY!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nettdata, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Rush-O-Matic

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    Does that mean you took that picture? And the rest of those? Cuz, despite the natural disaster, those are some pretty sweet photos.
     
  2. Spoz

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    Thanks. Yes, I took all those this morning.
     
  3. tntnikki

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    One more day, and flood waters gone- could only get one shot today- other locations blocked off due to gas leaks and police in place stopping people from entering areas due to looters.

    But here is the one location, day one, two and three of the flooding;
     

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  4. Nettdata

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    Haven't heard from you all in a few days... how goes it?
     
  5. scootah

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    About a third of town smells like mold and sewage. People are hosing the mud off their roof and emptying their worldly possession out onto the sidewalk for garbage collection. The rebuild effort and economic damage is going to be comparable to a post war recovery. I'm back at work for the first day since the flood - but the train station I catch the train from and the motorway entrances I use when driving anywhere are still closed while they try and unfuck the situation. It's like an inconvenient, unpleasant version of normal, with a huge overtone of human misery.

    The good side of people is pretty prominent though - lots of stories of people helping strangers and doing really good stuff. That's nice.
     
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    So all is well, then.
     
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    Hey. Come on. It's not Indianapolis.
     
  8. Spoz

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    Yep, as Scootah said it's pretty much a slightly more inconvenient version of normal for those who were unaffected. Even today though, some places are being re-flooded after they've been cleaned up in part because of seasonal king tides, and entire suburbs are still without power. Oh, there's also a cyclone forecast to drop by in about a week.

    From what I've seen and heard so far, morale has been really high with lots of people eager to volunteer and help out with the cleanup. If this all happens again next week though, I'm pretty sure that will change.
     
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    The fucked up thing is that its happening at the bottom end of Australia too in Melbourne
     
  10. scootah

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    Also in Northern Tasmania and parts of WA. Maybe that crackpot who was blaming Rudd for speaking against Israel was onto something?
     
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    Nah. It's clearly all happening cause we let Opera in.
     
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    Fuck all that. I went to Woolworths last night and they had no milk because of the flood.

    It's clearly Armageddon, people.
     
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    Awesome. There's a motherfucker of a thunderstorm descending on the CBD right now, and I'm at work for another 8 hours at least.

    That's a 60km storm cell heading towards me, fantastic.
     

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    Aren't you your own boss now? Can't you just let yourself take the rest of the day off? Call a departmental meeting and ask you not be disturbed?
     
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    Faaaaark.

    This is ground zero for where the worst of the flooding was. Bureau of Meteorology severe thunderstorm warning just issued.

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    Hailstones the size of watermelons I heard.

    Either way - I just got home from work, the car's undercover and the beer's cold, which can only mean one thing: Severe thunderstorm response plan A is in effect.
     
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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/qld-floods/beforeafter.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics ... eafter.htm</a> - Really, Really fantastic before and during flood photos taken from high definition aerial sweeps. hover your mouse over the picture and drag from one side to the other to see the change in locations during the flood.
     
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    Northern Queensland is now about to get smacked by a Hurricane...

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/too-late-to-leave-residents-told-to-bunker-down-20110201-1acgp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.theage.com.au/environment/we ... 1acgp.html</a>
     
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    It's the scale of the thing that blows my mind. Because the north end of Australia is kind of sparsely populated, it doesn't come across how huge that space is. It's hitting a stretch of coast roughly the same size as San Diego to Vancouver. A single fucking storm cell. That shit is fucking insane.
     
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    I am over in WA and thankfully, apart from Carnarvon in the north part of WA, we have been flood free.

    I have been watching/reading the updates all day today re: Cyclone Yasi and I hope all over in QLD stay safe!!

    I found this comparison really interesting...
     

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