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INLAND TSUNAMI 72 people missing

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To all in Oz afffected by the floods

My heart goes out to you all. Steve, I do hope that you do not have to get the boat out, but please do as you are told.

I have a very good friend in Marysville, who lost everything in the fires about 2 years ago. I have just received a photo of her new house with the garden looking beautiful. They always had a suitcase packed by the front door, just in case.

The TV news pictures are horrendous, and I hope that no one on this site is involved.

Please take care, and my thoughts are with you all

Maddie
Maddie, thank you for your kind words.

Steve
 
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This is a flood of Biblical proportions

I don't think people overseas realise just how big Australia is and these floods are.

To give an idea so far these floods would be at least the equivalent of 5 Germany's and France maybe more, with more to come.

Supermarkets have nothing left on shelves, suppliers can't resupply,
our farmlands have all crops destroyed, cattle and other stock either drowned or can't be bought to market.

Some people will starve. I know it all sounds far fetched, but you should be here to experience it, then you would know!.

Australians are a very resilient lot and when the chips are down we all pull together and help each other out.

People are taking total strangers into their homes and giving them shelter
and food.
 
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Hi Oz

Are you still thinking of evacuating your area?

Benny,
Benny, my area has receeded a little, Brisbane is about To face it's darkest hour. Ispwich is now under 22 metres of water.

300,000 homes in those areas all about to go under.Electricity about to go.

Elderly can't get out for food, not that there is any to buy.

Some area's are being reflooded for 2nd and 3rd time.

Many people missing, some children lost.
 

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Hi Steve...hope you are well as always.
I find it strange watching the news and people still driving there cars in deep water:eek:
Is it a case of people just not realising the danger...or is it blind panic?

I think us humans feel a little imune at times to the dangers of the natural world.
All the best to you...and all your family

Regards as always................Lee
 
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Hi Steve...hope you are well as always.
I find it strange watching the news and people still driving there cars in deep water:eek:
Is it a case of people just not realising the danger...or is it blind panic?

I think us humans feel a little imune at times to the dangers of the natural world.
All the best to you...and all your family

Regards as always................Lee
Thanks Lee, I think some people underestimate the power of water when driving.

Some rotters bin arrested for looting,wish they would let me get my hands on them, how could they.

Even my little town area made front page news in national papers with no power, no food, no water etc comments.
 

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Thanks Lee, I think some people underestimate the power of water when driving.

Some rotters bin arrested for looting,wish they would let me get my hands on them, how could they.

Even my little town area made front page news in national papers with no power, no food, no water etc comments.
People seem to stay put in there cars thinking they will be safe...but it only takes a foot of water to shift a car...i have seen it and its unreal.


Stay safe Steve.
 
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Brisbane will know their final predicament1n 9 hours time, it's looking like it will be really bad.

Australia's 3rd largest city CBD centre Brisbane is closed for business.

World wide support and financial aid promised to help all of our unfortunates,
one thing about Aussies, we might be larrikins but we are very good hearted
people and always ready to help out those less fortunate than ourselves.

Anyway 9 hours time, and counting for Brisbane, Victoria now flooding, parts of NSW and so on and so on.
 
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yes thanks gibbo it give,s an idea of the size of Aus.

Glen :biggrin:
I just enlarged it, That's mind boggling when you see it like that, to think there's only 22 million of us with all that land.

We could just about fit the whole worlds population into Aus, most people just don't realise, so don't realise how big these floods are, and half the country's under water.
 

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Steve, Gibbo, and all our Aussie friends

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and all your friends and families involved in any way with this catostrophe. I am sure just about every one in Australia is affected in one way or another.

In an earlier life I did a lot of work in medical emergency and contingency planning. I have met many of the Australian planners at internatonal conferences and I know you have a well developed and highly respected disaster response. I have seen the effects of flooding but nothing on this scale.

This disaster is however of Biblical proportions and out side the normal imagination for the size and extent of such a flood. With such an enormous area involved and with a relatively small population, international aid may be required. The Bitish media have at last realised the scale and enormityof this problem, which will take at least 2 or more years to resolve, and are now giving considerable coverage.

Take care, Stay safe and take note of professional advice

Dochines
 

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts.

I am one of the lucky ones with living a fair distance from the floods and my family and friends who live in the affected areas have all been accounted for todate.
The country will bounce back in time but my heart goes out to those who have lost family and friends.
 
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a Terrible Terrible event - I have just caught up with the news at news.com.au - prospects not improving yet sadly - I visited Brisbane several years ago and it's heartbreaking to see/hear what's happening over there - my thoughts and prayers go to all who are affected - God Bless -
 

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Hi,

I find it quite incomprehensible how much water there is and how far it stretches from the pictures it just appears to go on and on.

All the best and hope it starts to get better soon.

Ed
 

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Can't imagine the heartache and agony but trying....................
What brought it home to me was an e mail from my friend Babs Damp, now in Perth, was in Brisbane - her sisters' families are still there. Niece Laura's husband can't make it back to their home where water is shoulder high; sister Eileen's husband abandoned their car, crossed the railway lines and swam home where all roads are ripped up, no travel for some time even when water recedes. Nephews are safe, one in the valley miraculously safe, the other though, his family safe but he's a paramedic in the exhausting plight of rescue and viewing the horror stories while he works - God help them all as the water peaks now. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
 
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