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Discussion: Queensland Floods

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2011-01-11

Jan 11, 2011 9:51 PM # 
Our thoughts are with the people of Queensland affected by the floods.
Jan 12, 2011 3:59 AM # 
as far as I'm aware we're all fine. There is a family down in Fig Tree Pocket I'm not sure about but will try to contact.
Jan 12, 2011 4:02 AM # 
It's forecast to get pretty close to the Grey's house down near Cuberla Ck.
Jan 12, 2011 4:20 AM # 
I think that the Powells (OQ secretary) will be under but I haven't heard from them either email/land line or mobile. I'm sure the Grey's will be near but not in water. They're fairly high on their st
Jan 13, 2011 10:54 PM # 
The gray, Powells and Ray Kelly all in Fig Tree Pocket are fine. We were without power for 36 hours and all had lake side properties, but it thankfully remained at an adventure level.
There is an Ugly Gully family that have unfortunetly got flooded to roof level. The Gray's and Powell's are currently helping them out. Will post another note if we need help. We may need boxes to pack their stuff into once we have cleaned it.
Jan 14, 2011 12:24 AM # 
All high and dry where we are - if anyone needs help please ask.
Jan 14, 2011 12:54 AM # 
I have talked to Rob Crockart's neighbour. Rob lives close to the river in Jindalee. His house is OK. Rob missed all the excitement as he was in Tenterfield.
Jan 14, 2011 2:50 AM # 
Jamie Dougall's house went under in herston/ bowen hills. Currently got 1m of water in there.
Jan 14, 2011 3:40 AM # 
I have not been flooded. I hope this helps.
Jan 14, 2011 9:48 AM # 
what about the cantwells in sherwood?
Jan 14, 2011 10:18 AM # 
I visited Rod in Jindalee today, high and dry, which is more than could be said for hundreds of his neighbours, good site choice Rod. I spent the arvo up to my armpits in mud helping a friend round the corner from him. Yeuch. Imagine that the cupboards and fridge in your kitchen were knee deep in muddy water... just think about out it for a bit... urgh.
Jan 14, 2011 10:38 AM # 
There were an army of helpers down at Mandalay today. I think I may have inadvertently been cleaning up a few doors down from UG family as I saw a few familiar faces. Does anyone know how long it takes to get the smell off your hands?
Jan 14, 2011 11:55 AM # 
Our house is covered in 1000 photos, we have cleared out the Heese house tomorrow we wash dry and box everything. Does anyone who lives near FTP have boxes? We probably have enough helpers tomorrow as most of the hard work done today. FTP State School thankfully organised volunteers who took 8 bags of mud cover clothing.
Jan 15, 2011 1:39 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Nearmap has just finished flying the Brisbane area at 2 cm resolution, well worth the look!!

You can check current and before shots by clicking on the date bar in the middle top of the photo
Jan 15, 2011 4:35 AM # 
Cantwell's are fine. We were incredibly lucky as the water made it to our street but never crossed it. Most of the family was in new Zealand and I was at training camp in Canberra so we don't know the damage in the area.
Jan 15, 2011 4:37 AM # 
Are the pope's ok? From there memory they are pretty low.
Jan 15, 2011 5:49 AM # 
popes are fine, they live up in kenmore hills, the only flooding they ever get is flash flooding on their street.
Jan 16, 2011 12:08 AM # 
mine in ipswich went under about 1m but if it wasnt for riverlink being built there would be alot more then 1m here
Jan 16, 2011 8:41 AM # 
did rubbish cleanup today in taringa - loading all the rubbish on the footpath into trucks. smell is getting pretty special - a tangy combination of sewage mud and dump juice.
Jan 16, 2011 9:31 AM # 
hmm the smell... Opened a fridge on Friday.
Jan 16, 2011 8:58 PM # 
bad move.
we encountered the contents of a few fridges that had been marinating on the footpath since thursday.

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