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Discussion in 'Australia' started by thumper-darryl, Jan 2, 2013.
higher than 2010 now.:huh
Finally got through on my way to Roma.
Looks like a pretty tough situation up there.
Hope you're all coping as well as can be expected.
Up to date photos and story on DBW from guys there.
Not good at all.:eek1
or a snorkle :eek1
G Day All
Were out at Childers got some space on the floor for a few swags I anyone needs a place to stay whilst the emergency is on. Pm , e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0468435991
Just got a text from a work mate who's in an evacuation shelter in Bundy. He got advised yesterday to bale. Said it "turned to shit fast we are evacuated safe". I asked if there was anything he needed, the answer was a gun the shoot the f ing looters!
No matter whenever there is a bit a drama somewhere, there is always some scum sucking peice of shit that crawls out of the sewer to take advantage of people getting a kicking...
On a brighter note, flooding a our place wasn't too bad and the kids didn't lose the roof to their cubby. People 800 M up the road had one of those mini tornado things smash the street up, a couple of cars got flattened, power lines down, trees snapped like twigs etc.
Oh well, we'll see what happens in the rest of the country over the next couple of days...
BTW, anybody know the circumstances about the rider who died?
Stay safe kiddies............
61 year old tried to cross a flooded creek at night near Greenbank, 2 blokes tried to pull him out with ropes but failed. Don't want to rag on the bloke but seeing some of the swift water rescues, you have to wonder where their brains are.
All good here, over 400mm at my place, we moved in here 5 weeks ago, all is good, we are 200m from the ocean and our land is at sea level, the house we used to live in we rented out at in was 1' from going under, my old neighbours had water at their floor boards 18" higher than 2010. we had 1 of those tornados touch down only 250m up the road, spent yesty and today helping complete strangers clean tonnes of debris off road and houses. i'll upload some pics when I get time. HB's esplanade is a write off, we get local flooding, the only thing that saves us is the town is not on a river, Maryborough is now guna get flooged and all the water from Gympie has to come down yet.
you guys in Bunday, Gladstone etc stay safe, got good mates and family in bundy, this shit breaks my heart, you are just left powerless to do anything. the just said on the news 1000 people have been airlifted from bundy, every person from the hospital has been lifted to Bris:huh:huh:huh:huh:huh
To the rescue crews you are legends
Well interesting for me, big problems for others. River rose up another 2+ meters at my place (25acres on the river) and our, and neighbours cows were stranded. got a boat and got them back eventually about 11am. Huge thanks to my neighbours. Water has come up and Gone over the dam wall and is about 80m from home but atill about 20m vertically so safe. Just no power last 2 days and friends stuck with us. 4 Adults and 7 kids:eek1. Will not ba going anywhere. Still could be worse.
ALAMO has been evacuated I have been told, across the river from be, and BIG UNIT must be getting close. Hope you guys are OK. I , along with others, am supposed to be at work but can't get out. Boys from work rang me tonight and water is slowly comming into the Fire station. The boys have been busy.
Anyway quick update from me.
AND......trying not to be political but the SES, Police, Ambos, volunteers, Energy workers ect. have been, and are great but there has been very limited mention of Firie's or QFRS through the media. We are going through a messy EB at the moment but I would like to point out that the QFRS swift water Level 2 guys and girls are the ones doing rescues in fast moving water. They don't want medals, just want the public to know who they are and where they work.
Cheers every one and stay safe. Jono.
Yeah, saw his interview today where he thanked every one for there great work and then slipped in the QFRS after it was nearly over.. Pretty petty and crap but does give an insight into who they really are. Feck them next time!
As we sit and wait for another arsewipe to set fire to something again here in Vic, Qld is being washed away - crazy country we live in!
We're watching with sick horror all that brown water submerging houses, farms, businesses and lives - especially in Bundaberg, which seems to be headlining most news bulletins.
However, nowhere has there been any mention of the Bundaberg distillery; if there's going to be an interuption to supply - and therefore a chronic shortage of Bundy EP, I want to lay in a few bottles to tide me over a couple of weeks....
So, what's happening to the most important part of Bundaberg? The rum-drinkers of the world need to know.
Finally someone is asking the hard questions with regards to the floods - love your work Précis.......
If the distillery is in the shit, I am sure Julia could introduce a "Shortage of Rum Tax" come to think of it she may win an election on the back of it!!
Jono, say G'day to Roo from Pete at Bark'y.
Sorry to say fellars but the square bear factory went under early, if you hurry you might catch a barrel at high tide at Bagarra beach.
This is the Mt Perry road
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Well, Rum has a bit of history in Aus: in 1808, The Rum Rebellion was the only succesful armed takeover of government in our history (so far, Julia...) when Govenor William Bligh was deposed, thereby keeping up his tradition of being thrown out of things - though previously that was just his ship, the Bounty and not a whole State.
Keeping up a family tradition, two hundred years later, another Bligh got tossed out of her ear by disgruntled rum-lovers too.
Both of them had strife with floods: "One of William Bligh's first actions was to use the colony's stores and herds to provide relief to farmers who had been severely affected by flooding on the Hawkesbury River."
There's a kind of poetry in this....
Bligh was much maligned but didn't deserve it - The NSW Corps was more corrupt than Wollongong Council Planning department - Bligh stood his ground against MacArthur who was the major land owner - Rum was the currency of the day.
As I say Bligh doesn't deserve the wrap he gets, he was a phenomenal sailor and an honest Governor - it wasn't the populace that caused his demise in NSW but the corrupt NSW Corps working with MacArthur influence - There was no government to overthrow really in the normal term of Government, we were still a colony and so Britain was for all intent and purpose the Government. It was really a military coup -
Hope all our brethren in the effected region are safe - bikes can be replaced ..... lives cant
Now we wait for the waters to go down and get back on the bikes. Keep me posted.
Hey did you lot notice the return of Monty Python last night on Channel Seven.
Yesterday afternoon it was bloody hot so I decided to sit in front of TV as I was on a rostered day off.:huh Something smells in Queensland?:huh:huh
The flood was comming in Brisbane CBD, the Mary River had just peaked in Maryborough, Gympie was just starting their clean up, Gayndah copped a flogging, Mundubberra in a mess with no sparks, Wallavillle gone under, Gin Gin washed out, Bundaberg a whole new world of Natural Disaster history in the making.:eek1:eek1
What did we get on on Channel 7 - five hours of bloody 'The Flood We Nearly Got in Brisbane".
I sat there trying to identify John Cleese. It had to be a Monty Python sketch? Surely, but no I think they were for real.
I know Brisbane has more people, but think about. Real news happening 400km north of a flooded walkway/bikepath in Brisbane that is getting more coverage? Sickening. Very, very little coverage of a true history making event that is literally hurting thousands of peoples lives.
OK later in the evening Logan starts going under, that is fair enough to cover that.
What about the rest of the State of Queensland?
Rant over for now.
Typical media circus, and yes the country people have been left up the creek again. CQ has had major telecom issues with phone service, internet, since last Friday. No 000 calls were working and the whole supply route North and West of Brisbane is cut, but don't worry there's a minor water shortage on the southside of Brisbane.