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    Australia - Brisbane's big wet

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/we...127-2dej2.html

    January 27, 2013 - 10:44AM

    The big wet arrives today, with 250mm of rain expected to fall on the southeast corner. As updates happen, we'll let you know.
    • Brisbane suburbs on alert for tidal surge
    • Queensland on tornado alert
    To all our Aussie friends: Please stay safe and sound !
    Last edited by summer_breeze; 01-26-2013 at 09:52 PM.

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    Army on standby amid Qld flood crisis

    http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-n...127-2dehd.html

    January 27, 2013 - 11:57AM

    The Queensland premier says he will likely call in the army to deal with the state's unfolding flood crisis.

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    'There's no way in and there's no way out'

    http://www.qt.com.au/news/theres-no-...y-out/1732910/

    Brandon Livesay 27th Jan 2013 11:18 AM

    FLOODING is fast approaching the heights of the 2011 disaster, and the river keeps rising.

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    Rooftop rescues in Gympie as man remains missing

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...127-2dekv.html

    January 27, 2013 - 11:40AM

    Residents in the Gympie area, north of Brisbane, are being rescued from rooftops while one person remains missing in floodwaters.

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    We had an emergency flood warning last night (I'm not in Qld though). We need a break with this weather. Why can't the rain just go to the bushfire zones?

    In the past few weeks we've had bushfires, hail storms, gales, tornadoes, cyclones and now flooding (not all of them were in my area). It's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruity View Post
    We had an emergency flood warning last night (I'm not in Qld though). We need a break with this weather. Why can't the rain just go to the bushfire zones?

    In the past few weeks we've had bushfires, hail storms, gales, tornadoes, cyclones and now flooding (not all of them were in my area). It's crazy.
    It's basically been the same in the States. Drought conditions all over, brushfires in Texas and one of the biggest, wettest storms ever to hit New York and New Jersey.

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    As I write I believe it is exactly full moon in Brisbane. That brings the big tides. Keep safe.

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    Be careful all our friends down under.
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    Thinking of you all down under!

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    Thanks very wet at my house. They yard and garage are flooding. Lights are flickering on and off plus things are floating down the street.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijayne View Post
    Thanks very wet at my house. They yard and garage are flooding. Lights are flickering on and off plus things are floating down the street.
    Oh dear. Why haven't they told residents to evacuate? Please be careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    Oh dear. Why haven't they told residents to evacuate? Please be careful.
    I'm on a hill so water is running down. Our house is on poles so about 10 feet off the ground so we should be ok.

    I survived all the Christchurch Earthquakes so I'm very prepared.

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    Be safe!

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    Yay went and checked and the water is receding.

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    Queensland residents evacuated

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=10861737

    6:00 PM Sunday Jan 27, 2013

    The Queensland government has asked for army helicopters to be sent in, with the state in the grip of an unfolding flood crisis. The flood levels in Bundaberg are expected to exceed the 2010 levels.

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