Australian floods

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by guinea fowl galore, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I know there are already a few threads on the australian floods but I thought I would just give some information and stuff.

    here are a few videos on what happened yesterday as flash flooding ripped through the streets of toowoomba. 8 people have been confirmed dead and 72 people missing.
    Video of the floods
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/01/11/3110273.htm
    cars being washed away



    I'll keep you all updated.
     
  2. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    The death toll is now 9.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    How scary... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh my gosh. That is just awful! I hope you are safe. Are you okay? [​IMG]
     
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I am fine, I live a few hours away. But I have relatives there, two of whom passed through that very spot just half an hour before.
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I am so glad to hear you are well and safe. [​IMG] Horrible, just awful.....

    Stay safe, and take care. Will sure pray for this to end quickly with no further deaths. [​IMG]
     
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    My house has become a safehouse for some people, I'm on high land`. All my local streets are under - there's no way for me to get out any way right now, all the surrounding suburbs are going under tonight.

    How is your family going???
     
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  8. suburban

    suburban Out Of The Brooder

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    It is so scary. I am miles away but have friends who have been evacuated and we haven't heard from them yet.
     
  9. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad to see you are all doing OK! good that you still have power and internet! keep us updated!

    sending aloha and warm, dry wishes! [​IMG]
     
  10. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    It's getting worse. I'm doing very well thank G-d and have become a registered safe house for victims of the floods.

    Has anyone heard what happened to Ipswich last night? I just woke up and they said the river would break at midnight.
     

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