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Weather thread!
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3829 posts
So, how about this weather!

Very windy and squally rain all night. Just saw the after effects of tornadoes up round Bundaberg. Word is we can expect some round Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane today.

We had power out for an hour last night. Looking pretty wild all round atm.

So how is everyone? All safe I hope. Anyone got any cool pics?
08:17am 27/01/13 Permalink
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08:17am 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35041 posts
this rain ruined my camping trip.

i am very angry with god.
08:21am 27/01/13 Permalink
XandraX
Brisbane, Queensland
1150 posts
Breaking update: It is raining in Brisbane.
08:43am 27/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3830 posts
Which God?

Look on the bright side, great excuse for a gaming day!

Crack the left over Aus day beers and fire up a classic and settle in. Every cloud...........
08:43am 27/01/13 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5170 posts
I was meant to be at a park in Mt Tamborine yesterday and at the Broadwater Parklands today...

Damn u weather!
08:59am 27/01/13 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
2079 posts
It's more relaxed on the coast than up north, just nice solid soaking rain overnight. Downside is my lawn is going to grow a metre in the next week.
09:13am 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35042 posts
its pretty annoying weather here. not heavy rain, just constant drizzle. ffs, if its going to rain, lets rain hard.
09:33am 27/01/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3765 posts
Dad's going around Australia in a camping bus and is at Burrum Heads (just North of Hervey Bay) caravan park atm catching up with friends. Tornado went through there, 40 foot shipping container blown off it's blocks onto the road, caravans turned over, anex's ripped off, trees down onto car's and a tent, killed the guys dog but ses cut him free and he's in hospital doing ok, lady had a heart attack and is in hospital. Lot's of damage.
http://www.news.com.au/national/tornado-warning-issued-as-ex-cyclone-oswald-bears-down-on-southeast/story-fndo4ckr-1226562642052
09:40am 27/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13293 posts
pfft news.com

Use a real news website:

Real News
09:47am 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35043 posts
^^ news snob ^^
10:31am 27/01/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21210 posts
This is perfect drinking weather. Love it!
11:20am 27/01/13 Permalink
H@MMER
Brisbane, Queensland
279 posts
It quite windy out there stay safe.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR66I.loop.shtml#skip
11:25am 27/01/13 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20978 posts
its raining in Sydney as well
11:36am 27/01/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10458 posts
I hate those melbourne players
12:32pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
7185 posts
Thanks weather, more Street fighter, Hitman Absolution and Metal Gear Rising!
01:02pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9807 posts
The Rains are 'ere.

Parks really needed rain, everywhere was so brown.
Grass has gone crazy in my yard, gonna be a tough mow this week.
01:03pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8458 posts
The Rains are 'ere.

Parks really needed rain, everywhere was so brown.
Grass has gone crazy in my yard, gonna be a tough mow this week.
Yeah going to expect my yard to sprout quite rapidly which is annoying because I only just mowed it last week.

Was up at Morayfield last night for Australia Day, winds were blowing quite hard but nothing serious, was out walking when it hit and got soaked to the bone. Did lose power during the morning today, but we left early so hopefully they have power back up. Bruce Highway wasn't too bad coming back down to Brisbane, about 80km/h on average.
01:16pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
353 posts
So ... any footage of the tornadoes yet?
01:26pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5633 posts
at the Broadwater Parklands today... Damn u weather!


Holy bejesus, how are you even able to stay on your feet out there?
edit: meant to be... comprehension fail! doh
01:26pm 27/01/13 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2460 posts
He says hes meant to be there breh
01:32pm 27/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19455 posts
lovin this rain. all my lawns and gardens were going brown.
01:40pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35044 posts
01:41pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16551 posts
last week, bush fires. this week, flooding. f*****g climate change!
01:46pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9810 posts
one in a hundred year event !!!!

channel 7 now has rolling coverage
01:54pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7199 posts
Spent hours in the rain yesterday putting in grass, so worth it with rain today. Had to water the last lot for a month while it turned brown in the sun.
01:59pm 27/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19456 posts
This is the result of climate change. Both the fires and the rain.
02:00pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7200 posts
This is the result of climate change. Both the fires and the rain.
http://i.imgur.com/IsAJ7pF.jpg

Maybe try honesty sometime, just to see how it suits you. I know I know, what good can come of that? "Living in reality? Well I never!"
02:04pm 27/01/13 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9044 posts
Story Bridge apparently closed in both directions?
02:08pm 27/01/13 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2257 posts
This is the result of climate change. Both the fires and the rain.


I blame reckless overspending and the general ineptitude of the Labor government.
02:15pm 27/01/13 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2912 posts
We just came back in from tangalooma this morning.. It was hell rough. Sitting at dockside now organising if we can even drive home with all these road closures lol. Hectic !
02:22pm 27/01/13 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
542 posts
Story Bridge apparently closed in both directions?


Channel 7 said its not due to weather... its a "police incident"
02:23pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16553 posts
"police incident"? more like jumper.
02:26pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9811 posts
Whats amazing is how BoM was unable to predict the Heatwave of the century nor this flooding event.

Weather Events are not related to Global Warming.
or Climate Change or whatever you want to call it,
Religion.

Id be impressed if they were able to predict these events rather than after they happen then claiming its a "sign" of their beliefs. Its the kind of stuff you get from people who believe in Nostradamus.
02:28pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
6764 posts
02:32pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13294 posts
Higgs Storm chasing on Facebook predicted the events ahead of time, a good 48 hours at least.
02:33pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7201 posts
Surely, with all your conspiracy digging, you must have learned that weather and climate are two different concerns faceman.

It's the difference between being able to predict individual trajectories and collisions within a shaken snow globe, and knowing that shaking the snow globe will increase the movement of everything inside.
02:41pm 27/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2924 posts
Whats amazing is how BoM was unable to predict the Heatwave of the century nor this flooding event.
wtf are you talking about? They gave plenty of warning for this weather.
02:43pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1725 posts
Yeah I got a few text messages from the Brisbane government alert service a few days in advance.
02:44pm 27/01/13 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1711 posts
Erm, this event was well predicted , some changes to track but we have had a good idea where it was going for over a week or more with warnings and forecasts associated.

UKMET had its track pretty much spot on for 1 week plus.

It's only the fact it's now affecting "SEQLD" that the news has picked up onto it and decided to provide coverage.

P.s. wtf is with not bein able to post on qgl.ausgamers anymore, have to got ausgamers forums instead.
02:45pm 27/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17750 posts
teh globe, it is warming

ps. infi great work, 1 post was all it took. it was like he was waiting to be trolled
02:49pm 27/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22149 posts
faceman being wrong? Well I never!

And a pretty good troll there by infi I gotta say.
02:59pm 27/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19457 posts
It wasn't a troll. It seems pretty obvious to me that such wild weather can only be caused by climate change.
03:10pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35046 posts
Story Bridge apparently closed in both directions?


holy s***, flood is epic already!

and s*** just got real in the salsburg.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/c.broughton3/s***gotreal.jpg
03:19pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7202 posts
infi's not trolling, he actually is one of those people.

Few flooded houses around the corner from here, a huge tree branch directly through a picnic table and standing vertically, pretty glad that it fell now and not later when somebody was sitting there (as in, me, who often does when getting mud off shoes and whatnot).
03:19pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9812 posts
Predicting weather events a month ahead or for entire seasons was what i was referring to.
Not seven days forecasts.
often independent weather forecasters are more accurate.

The summer we had the floods was another failure.
By the time they had changed their previous predictions it was already underway.
I sometimes wonder if they just stick their heads out the window.




03:20pm 27/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22150 posts
infi's not trolling, he actually is one of those people.
Yeah I know he is a science denying little ninny, but he was only bringing it up to get a reaction out of you.
03:26pm 27/01/13 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9045 posts
Channel 7 said its not due to weather... its a "police incident"

It sure is!
http://instagram.com/p/U-U8OSlHmh/
03:44pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7203 posts
So faceman, just going to ignore the explanation to your confusion? Keep going pretending that it didn't exist?

Yeah I know he is a science denying little ninny, but he was only bringing it up to get a reaction out of you.

I reckon he was doing it because he's a nini-propaganda spouting machine, and today was no different.
03:49pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9813 posts
what explaination was that ?



03:56pm 27/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7128 posts
jack looks terrified!

ps shmick fence
03:59pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16555 posts
It sure is!


why do they have to say police incident? why can't they say there's a jumper on the bridge? it's the same when they close railway lines because of a "police incident". everyone knows it means someone got smashed by a train.
04:06pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7204 posts
what explaination was that ?

The explanation which was given in response to your confusion.

Here, I'll steal from this explanation, weather is not climate.

Weather is that short-term burst of meteorological whatchamacallit that just happens to be occurring right now, perhaps as the result of — hey, I don’t know — a “ridge of low pressure” or something. Like, today it happens to be rainy and cold. That’s weather.

Climate, on the other hand, is the default setting for everything meteorological. It’s the stuff that is most typical of a particular place, the more-or-less average conditions you’d expect across many many years. For example, where I am, you usually wouldn’t expect it to be rainy and cold at this time of year. That’s the climate. But this year it is. That’s the weather.
04:06pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21215 posts
power's out here, presumably because some numpty in a commodore hit a pole. pissing down rain, road at the end of my street is flooded as usual.
04:11pm 27/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2925 posts
Predicting weather events a month ahead or for entire seasons was what i was referring to.
They don't make any claims to accuracy beyond 7 days, no self respecting weather bureau would. In fact I thought BoM stopped giving long term predictions altogether stating that it wasn't an accurate science.
why do they have to say police incident? why can't they say there's a jumper on the bridge? it's the same when they close railway lines because of a "police incident". everyone knows it means someone got smashed by a train.
For some reason they think suicide is contagious so they can't report on it in an honest manner.
04:12pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16557 posts
god damn rain is horizontal.
04:13pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21216 posts
god damn rain is horizontal.

we got cows
04:14pm 27/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9814 posts
I dont remember claiming Weather is Climate.

i said Whats amazing is how BoM was unable to predict the Heatwave of the century nor this flooding event

Yet after the event they claim its related to the Green Religion.


04:22pm 27/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7129 posts
jesus
we don't all have four 30" monitors, hermi
04:28pm 27/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3690 posts
use a better browser reload
04:29pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8132 posts
lol, resizing. Who woulda thunk an iphone camera would take such large pics....
04:31pm 27/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7130 posts
f*** yeah copuis, I've been meaning to switch to IE and the bing bar..
04:32pm 27/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3691 posts
i use chrome, it resizes s*** for you, so that you only need a 27" monitor
04:35pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35047 posts
jack looks terrified!

thats hazza bro
04:37pm 27/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7131 posts
no wonder he looks so terrified

if anything, I'd be reassured that people on the internet don't get my kid's name right
04:39pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Tremble
Brisbane, Queensland
442 posts
http://i.imgur.com/nEdV9zg.jpg
Someone tried crossing the floodwaters down here at Toombul and got stuck.
The cops were there telling him to stay in his car.
I came back out after shopping and the water was halfway up the windows, not sure if he was still stuck in there.
04:39pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8133 posts
04:41pm 27/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7435 posts
whoaaaa!
30 minutes later!!
What suburb? nvm.

That's what part of Bulimba Ck looks like near carindale ...
04:50pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8134 posts

Council just finished spending a fortune on landscaping / turfing that entire nature walk about a week ago.
Well, It's f***ed now.
04:55pm 27/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3831 posts
ok first attempt at linking from Flickr, hope they work.

nothing as dramatic as Toombul or Hermi. still squally rain here with lots of wind. been pretty constant since yesterday

back yard has had enough
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8418254423_9de22848fe_z.jpg

and looks like I'll be doing a few bombs in the pool to get the level down.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8419351586_4ef017c809_z.jpg

PS. i can't seem to reply through QGL forum today and yesterday, anyone else having this problem?
05:01pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8135 posts
Wow... Just saw a wallaby get swept past (waters moving hell fast) and actually considered if I could get to it safely, saw the speed of the water and remembered there wasn't any bank anywhere near it.
About a minute later, some silly chick (with some guy) running along the footpath looking to get themselves drowned trying to save it and he wasn't even trying to stop her and offering advice by the looks of it.

I get the well meaning gesture of it all, shame some people don't realise how dangerous flood waters are and how much danger she would be placing rescue people in by not thinking just a little bit.
05:04pm 27/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8741 posts
PS. i can't seem to reply through QGL forum today and yesterday, anyone else having this problem?


Yep, I posted of heaps of intelligent, yet witty, replies to threads and they aren't there :(

Oh well, QGL's loss....
05:10pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21211 posts
This rain is crazy. Just looking at the neighbors pool and there's water in it.
05:15pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16560 posts
PS. i can't seem to reply through QGL forum today and yesterday, anyone else having this problem?


it was like that for me for the past 2 weeks. it didn't matter what PC i was on or what browser i was using. i've been able to post on qgl since yesterday.
05:38pm 27/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2926 posts
Tree just took out my gutter and possibly AC unit outside, two story building.
05:47pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35049 posts
pix or lying
05:48pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5171 posts
Luckily there is A LOT of cane fields that will need to fill up with at least 2-3m of water before my residential area gets affected...

http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/gcplanningscheme_0110/attachments/planning_scheme_maps/overlay_maps/OM17_POTENTIAL_FLOODING/OM17_12.pdf
06:52pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7205 posts
Luckily there is A LOT of cane fields that will need to fill up with at least 2-3m of water before my residential area gets affected...

http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/gcplanningscheme_0110/attachments/planning_scheme_maps/overlay_maps/OM17_POTENTIAL_FLOODING/OM17_12.pdf

It's pretty damn cool that our civilization is at the point where we have this coordinated evaluation and mapping around probable flood directions and whatnot.
06:56pm 27/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2927 posts
Picture of the gutter hanging down from the top floor:

www.dropbox.com/s/6k6cfpe0x9ses0b/20130127_173722.jpg

Picture of the tree against the sliding door on the bottom floor:

www.dropbox.com/s/tdyeb0f58c9bl5s/20130127_173448.jpg


AC unit looks to be ok, which after human life is really the most important thing.

And for whatever reason I seem to suck at html
06:58pm 27/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7436 posts
Updated flood map of brisbane. Not sure if they mean current or projected ...

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/community-safety/disasters-and-emergencies/types-of-disasters/flooding/responding-to-a-flood-threat/brisbane-river-flood-maps-4000m3s/index.htm

EDIT: given the PDFs are dated 2009, I imagine this is just a projection ...
07:21pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8136 posts
Latest levels, moved all my shizzle upstairs as a precaution (dammit)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0418.JPG
07:33pm 27/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16563 posts
it's stopped raining here. really windy though.
07:42pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4005 posts
LOL Tremble were you in the top carpark right in the corner taking that pic? I was there videoing in that corner about a minute before that d******* tried to cross the creek.



When I got there the cop on the shop side wasnt there and I thought to myself probably don't need one since no ones would be dumb enough to try going through it. Well....
07:46pm 27/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8137 posts
Anyone have a link to that flood level indicator that was "floating" around during the big floods?
You could punch in a metre level and see the flood levels?
07:46pm 27/01/13 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8429 posts
deadlyf which burbs are you in?
08:00pm 27/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2928 posts
Springbrook, Gold Coast hinterland.

Trees pretty much everywhere.
08:05pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5172 posts
Worst damage I've had (so far) is my sons trampoline picked up, tossed around and pulled apart. I only bought it for Christmas :-(
08:39pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7206 posts
Latest levels, moved all my shizzle upstairs as a precaution (dammit)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0418.JPG

If the rain keeps up (which afaik it's not expected to) then I'd recommend evacuating. Last time the surge didn't come for a few days until after the river got full, i.e. all the water from the rest of the state up river, and my 2nd floor went under very quickly.
08:45pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Tremble
Brisbane, Queensland
443 posts
LOL Tremble were you in the top carpark right in the corner taking that pic? I was there videoing in that corner about a minute before that d******* tried to cross the creek.


Haha, yeah I was in that exact same spot.
09:12pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Karmadelik
Brisbane, Queensland
208 posts
BOM radar has gone offline? WTF is it really that bad

EDIT my bad, something went wrong my end
09:15pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7207 posts
Radar was just offline for me too, then I went to another one and came back, and it worked.
09:28pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21217 posts
Still no power or internet. I'm going out of my freaken mind over here!

Edit: how the hell did I manage to double post from my phone with a 120 second post limiter?
10:21pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Karmadelik
Brisbane, Queensland
209 posts
s*** i've had too many beers and the trees look like there 45 degrees!
11:00pm 27/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8744 posts
The wind is nuts in Annerley, rain seems to have buggered off though.

Much love for crazy weather.
11:17pm 27/01/13 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
2116 posts
just got home from work, we had major leaks all round the hospital, plus a couple of big-ish trees down on campus.

was fun.
11:48pm 27/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13295 posts
The wind is stronger at my place now then it was 4 hours ago. :(
11:52pm 27/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19459 posts
my nursing home has a black out so I have just ordered a generator in.
12:00am 28/01/13 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2015 posts
Latest levels, moved all my shizzle upstairs as a precaution (dammit)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0418.JPG

Holy s*** hermi I'm just up the road (near the garden city bridge). I heard there was a swift water rescue down at the creek? Saw ambulance head down there this arvo.
12:10am 28/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20582 posts
I lost power at my place at eight mile plains about 3:30 this afternoon, and its not due back on until 6:30pm tomorrow night =\

Over at my brother's place now, which is only the next suburb over and didn't have any power problems at all. Still huge wind around though.
12:13am 28/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8138 posts
Massive wind surge here.
Thankfully water has dropped back down to normal contained bank levels.
I can hear some critter (probably a possum) in extreme distress and crying out. NFI where it is though.
12:31am 28/01/13 Permalink
Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2373 posts
Man the information available this time is awesome. Nothing was worse than extremly important information being unavailable due to system loads. Even the information we can get is infinitely better than the last flood.
12:49am 28/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7437 posts
Flood projection by suburb. Seems more comprehensive and up to date than the previous map:

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/community-safety/disasters-and-emergencies/BRFFS/index.htm

Looks like parts of St Lucia might go under again ...
01:19am 28/01/13 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
508 posts
Holy s*** hermi I'm just up the road (near the garden city bridge). I heard there was a swift water rescue down at the creek? Saw ambulance head down there this arvo.


Perhaps it was that stupid couple that went in after the wallaby?
03:00am 28/01/13 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2813 posts
nice huge tree blocking computer alliance side of road at mount gravatt. hugggggggge tree. power lines down
03:43am 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7208 posts
Flood projection by suburb. Seems more comprehensive and up to date than the previous map:http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community/community-safety/disasters-and-emergencies/BRFFS/index.htmLooks like parts of St Lucia might go under again ...

Damn, same places as last time marked as likely to flood. There was a girl who lived downstairs from me last time who owned her apartment and had 2 renters crammed in, the flood decimated her place and last I saw it took months to get it repaired. Now it's probably going to hit again.
07:22am 28/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35051 posts
rain is all gone, pretty windy in salisbury this morning.
07:38am 28/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3832 posts
Just got power back. I went to car to charge phone and it came back on. Been out since about 8 last night.

Amazing how massively reliant on power we are. My whole house is electric so no power = can't do a thing.

Still heaps of wind, been going all night, along with squally rain.

Off to charge everything up before we lose it again.
08:55am 28/01/13 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3868 posts
Still raining constantly since 6:30am in Nathan. About to go check to see if my garage got flooded.
09:20am 28/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35054 posts
im really loving how all my hard wood surfaces in my house have condensation on them making everything feel greasy and gross.

aircons going on.
09:27am 28/01/13 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5706 posts
Wind has been picking up at slacks creek
09:29am 28/01/13 Permalink
SheerObesity
Melbourne, Victoria
8 posts
During this time of flooding, i think we should all spare a thought for Tim Flannery. Tim Flannery is a Mammaoligist who is paid $180,000 a year as a climate expert(he has no qualifications in the field of climate) to advise the Gillard Government on climate change.

In 2007 he said that our river systems and dams will never be full again. This is the second year now that dams have had to be emptied to make room for more rain and our river systems have been flooding.
09:36am 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7209 posts
09:54am 28/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13296 posts
Hello Crazy QGLians.

My house shares a walkway with council and the fence cracked and blew over last night. Turns out that the local/state/federal government are except from the Dividing Fences Act. Does anyone know if council will repair the fence because it is part of a walkway? They are currently not answering their phone.

Moreton Bay Regional Council.
10:24am 28/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35055 posts
f*** this s***, we just lost power with an almighty BANG. im hoping my electric gear is gonna be ok :(
10:26am 28/01/13 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8430 posts

Amazing how massively reliant on power we are. My whole house is electric so no power = can't do a thing.


One of the outcomes from the Black Saturday royal commission was mandatory insulation on all electricity lines. Since the start of December we've had scheduled full day power outages twice (occasionally three) times a week. This week is Wed, Fri and Mon. Our entire life grinds to a halt without power especially as I'm self employed and work from home - can't put a figure on lost productivity :(
10:30am 28/01/13 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7061 posts
i lost a section of awning from my back patio :f & everything that wasn't nailed down outside has gone somewhere else to live. i think i had 2 shirts hanging on the line in my garage... nothing there now :p

mad storm.
10:35am 28/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13297 posts
O well, turns out our fence is covered by insurance. Whoooo
10:39am 28/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3834 posts
My house shares a walkway with council and the fence cracked and blew over last night. Turns out that the local/state/federal government are except from the Dividing Fences Act. Does anyone know if council will repair the fence because it is part of a walkway? They are currently not answering their phone.


i reckon they would, wait till tomorrow, still public holiday and they are busy with lots of other things atm. but at least check with them before using insurance.
10:58am 28/01/13 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
2981 posts
telstra cable not working at forest lake :'(
11:15am 28/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35058 posts
sounds like telstra is having all sorts of issues, especially up north.
11:18am 28/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3835 posts
now here comes the humidity. A/C we love you!
11:22am 28/01/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
760 posts
Wind has been picking up at slacks creek

Anyone know if the roads thru that area are flooded, the missus needs to get to work tomorrow and they are calling to see if she can make it in. Travels on Highway North Bound off at Slacks Creek on Logan Rd heading past Underwood ?
11:29am 28/01/13 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
543 posts
New Farm Park around 10:20am Monday.

http://imgur.com/8xnhaj3
11:40am 28/01/13 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
544 posts
Ahh f*****... can't edit that. http://i.imgur.com/8xnhaj3.jpg?1
11:42am 28/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3837 posts
Anyone know if the roads thru that area are flooded, the missus needs to get to work tomorrow and they are calling to see if she can make it in. Travels on Highway North Bound off at Slacks Creek on Logan Rd heading past Underwood ?


check the site of whatever council you're in
11:48am 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7210 posts
Floods are expected to hit tomorrow afternoon at 3pm, according to that pdf, so keep that in mind.
11:55am 28/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8745 posts
My BBQ cover blew off.

I WANT ANSWERS NEWMAN!
12:46pm 28/01/13 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4511 posts
My BBQ cover blew off.

I WANT ANSWERS NEWMAN!


Yep, sounds bout right
http://www.buddytv.com/closedquiz/images/results/seinfeld-newman.jpg

haha, also, just had to post this :)
http://www.themonthly.com.au/files/imagecache/home_content_listing_large_thumbnail/Shockjockrule-b.jpg
Photoshop op !
01:16pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21212 posts
My net and fone went down about 11pm last nite and only just came back up. Werst 12 hours of my life.
01:20pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21220 posts
Day 2, still no power. Zombie apocalypse has struck.

Amazing how massively reliant on power we are. My whole house is electric so no power = can't do a thing.

After the last flood / massive blackout, I bought a generator. I've been enjoying microwave food and a fridge that still works. I also just finished watching a bluray. Only thing it won't power is the hot water heater, oven or AC because they're hard wired and pull some massive amps.

Oh and I love how when I go to energxes website it now says no regions are affected by power cuts and to call them if my area isn't listed. So I call them and get a recorded message saying no ones doing s***, until the weather is calm. Might as well just have a recorded message saying no power for you, suck it up princess.
01:22pm 28/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9818 posts
Flannery said what he said and your link proves it nerfy.
Politicians built useless desal plants because of the nonsense trottered out by that Fool and the CSIRO which went from carrying out Science to advertising Carbon Taxes. 5/6 Desal Plants are idle right now. almost 10 billion dollars of infrastructure OUR TAXES.

also ...

02:04pm 28/01/13 Permalink
simul
Brisbane, Queensland
1495 posts
telstra cable not working at forest lake :'(


Doh, did you have power this morning? I didn't (lakeside) - just wondering if its come back on yet?
02:25pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7212 posts
Flannery said what he said and your link proves it nerfy.

Yes, my link proves what he said, which wasn't "our river systems and dams will never be full again". It was that hot soil would mean that less water in general goes into dams and rivers.

Go slap yourself, since I can't reach you.
02:26pm 28/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8139 posts
Aftermath

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0419.JPG
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0420.JPG
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0421.JPG
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105047984/Shared Photos/IMG_0422.JPG

Still deciding whether to drag all the s*** back downstairs or not.

Perhaps it was that stupid couple that went in after the wallaby?

lol, I'd put money on it.
02:45pm 28/01/13 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
545 posts
Council has been installing backflow valves in certain places after the 2011 floods. But they haven't finished yet:

2012-13
Castlemaine Street, Milton; five backflow devices.
Creek Street, Brisbane; five backflow devices.
Leybourne Street, Chelmer; three backflow devices.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/antiflood-valves-to-be-installed-across-brisbane-20120604-1zrwz.html#ixzz2JErqn4DA

Just wonder if the extra water that would have gone up these storm water drains in 2011 will have an effect on people further downstream now that it has nowhere else to go.

03:00pm 28/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3838 posts
How the f*** did that guy in the foam see where he was driving?

03:05pm 28/01/13 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4436 posts
03:09pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7213 posts
Still deciding whether to drag all the s*** back downstairs or not.

Which river are you on? Afaik the floods are expected to increase over the next 24 hours.
03:10pm 28/01/13 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2463 posts
The chick who reports on the gold coast for channel 7 is f*&king hot.
03:20pm 28/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8140 posts
Which river are you on?

Bulimba Creek.
04:04pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20585 posts
My power actually came back on this morning, 12 hours earlier than expected. I went for a drive last night, and it looked like it was pretty much just my street that was knocked out, and the Energex website said it was only 150 connections affected which makes sense.

Now though, I have power back, and at last check on the website this morning there was like 3000 people in my suburb without power, some not due to be restored till Wednesday. So I guess overall I lucked out a bit on that one.
04:46pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7214 posts
04:48pm 28/01/13 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2360 posts
04:59pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2374 posts
Has the list of school closures been made available anywhere yet?
05:01pm 28/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17756 posts
who will be the aim of the inquiry into these floods?

can we start the class action for this flood yet?
05:06pm 28/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8141 posts
Ross, call the DET support line :P
Hamo would love to hear from you
05:07pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6372 posts
05:29pm 28/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7132 posts
can't get over the car in the foam video. what the f*** was the retard thinking continuing to drive having entered it and been completely covered? how was he even going straight and not veering off into the bus. I also can't believe how cool the cops are about it, as if in sheer disbelief.
pretty f*****g hilarious though
05:34pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
2982 posts
Simul, nah no net yet :(

Just off joseph banks avenue
06:14pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
761 posts
Area behind mine has slowly been rising over the last couple hours, and the middle of the street behind the property behind mine is now flooded over. I have a large empty lot behind mine which runs drainage that is now a giant lake. My property is about 1.5-2m above that, so hopefully all good.
06:50pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21222 posts
flood maps say I should run and hide.
06:51pm 28/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7438 posts
flood maps say I should run and hide.

The flood maps say St Lucia won't get flooded, but the Suburb PDFs say it will ... not happy with the contradictions.

Spent the whole day moving my stuff out of that suburb. Did not realise how hard it is booking some sort of moving vehicle on such a day. Rang a dozen removalists and truck hire places.

Made a booking with Abel for a truck, got a call half an hour later from the depot saying "Not sure why the call centre person went through with your booking as we don't actually have a truck. You should call her back to clarify". I called her back and got a rude "What are you calling me for! At the time the computer said there was a truck and I made a booking. Their computers must not be up to date." ... so I reply with .. "So what can be done?" ... reply: "As I said, I made a booking at the time.". ... f*** Abel.
07:02pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2259 posts
My sister was parked right were that tree branch landed about 15 mins prior to that falling.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~dodgymon/tree.jpg
07:55pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5173 posts
Facebook updates are saying Gold Coast train line won't be running tomorrow morning due to power outages at Ormeau.

Guess I'm driving to the hyperdome and bussing it.
08:14pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3662 posts
Jeez who would live in Queensland... Didn't you guys have devastating floods only a couple years ago?
09:32pm 28/01/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3767 posts
Good > bad
09:44pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21224 posts
Jeez who would live in Queensland... Didn't you guys have devastating floods only a couple years ago?

I think this was posted during the last floods:
http://i.imgur.com/4cyjAuK.jpg

Doesn't matter where you live, you're gonna get blown away, set on fire, or drowned. I don't think anywhere in this country is "safe" to live (long term).
09:50pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6377 posts
10:03pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3663 posts

Doesn't matter where you live, you're gonna get blown away, set on fire, or drowned. I don't think anywhere in this country is "safe" to live (long term).


False... I've lived in Sydney for 28 years, and never had devastating floods, cyclones, or anything remotely disastrous.
Fires come close at times, but they're always contained.
10:13pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5637 posts
False... I've lived in Sydney for 28 years, and never had devastating floods, cyclones, or anything remotely disastrous.

Aren't the western suburbs just one ongoing disaster?
10:36pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4006 posts
Vash i think you're off with the pixies because Sydney has had a number of natural events like storms that have caused some serious damage over the years. I recall that big one a number of years ago that caused a nation wide shortage of roof tiles for a start. Sydney seems to get whacked by significant storms more frequently than Brisbane does.
10:39pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3664 posts
I very rarely experience storms here. There's regularly a storm thread here for brisbane.
When we do get a big one though, it can be nasty. most significant was the 1999 hail storm that broke my car's tail lights. thats nothing compared to the damage flooding does, though.
10:44pm 28/01/13 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1753 posts
vash, i think having you live there is disastrous enough for sydney and especially its womenfolk
10:50pm 28/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22162 posts
10:53pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3665 posts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%932011_Queensland_floods

are we really comparing here? Queensland obviously experiences more devastating storms.
10:56pm 28/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22163 posts
Nope we weren't comparing, just addressing your s***** memory.

vash, i think having you live there is disastrous enough for sydney and especially its womenfolk
Unless s***** coffee dates with awkward boring losers are going to ruin a woman's life, I don't think there is much threat here.
10:58pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3666 posts
I didn't say there weren't any storms, but they are puny and minuscule compared to what you experience up there. I'd rather live in Melbourne
10:59pm 28/01/13 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1754 posts
think of all the women he has harassed and been turned down by to get the point of having one accept a coffee 'date'
11:05pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4007 posts
I remember when i was posted to sydney back around 89/90 ish we had a patch of something like 28 weekends straight where it rained. I love the rain dont get me wrong but that many wet weekends was enough to really test my sanity.
11:26pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21225 posts
I love the rain dont get me wrong but that many wet weekends was enough to really test my sanity.
What makes it worse is that it's been the Aussie day long weekend, monday was a holiday but I've had no power for maybe a day & a half or something, it's pissed down rain the entire weekend so couldn't go anywhere, no power so couldn't do much of anything indoors, and now that it's time to go back to work what happens? F*****g rain has stopped, power is back on and the wind has died down.

Not that I want it to keep raining but couldn't it have maybe stopped while I was off work? It's like the universe is laughin at me :(
11:35pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Jerry
Queensland
4273 posts
I just flew back to Perth, getting away from this s***. Got a message at the other end to say we had a gum tree fall on a container and another tree on a car.

There was trees fallen at regular intervals on side of highways, had one across the road on an onramp but was able to get around it
11:37pm 28/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16567 posts
What makes it worse is that it's been the Aussie day long weekend, monday was a holiday but I've had no power for maybe a day & a half or something, it's pissed down rain the entire weekend so couldn't go anywhere, no power so couldn't do much of anything indoors, and now that it's time to go back to work what happens? F*****g rain has stopped, power is back on and the wind has died down.

Not that I want it to keep raining but couldn't it have maybe stopped while I was off work? It's like the universe is laughin at me :(


you should be thankful that your home isn't flooded like the poor buggers up north.
11:49pm 28/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21226 posts
you're right, now i feel like a massive d***
12:59am 29/01/13 Permalink
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01:05am 29/01/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1840 posts
It looks well hectic on the news, take it all you guys are mostly alright? No big flooding?
01:59am 29/01/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4008 posts
Viper we or the only ones posting here because we are the only ones with our pc's above the water line.
02:58am 29/01/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1841 posts
Haha no doubt!

I see it's supposed to peak in Brisbane today (Tue).

Hope all you guys stay safe!
06:47am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3693 posts
well, spare a thought from those down south that are now coping it

also, when the f*** did I get old, after yasi, I was fine, but a two 18 hour days taking trees off houses, and a little sandbagging, I feel f***ed! things hurt,
07:36am 29/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35060 posts
still no power in salisbury, or west end where work is.

im supposed to be going in today to sort out performance reviews, waiting to see if thats gonna be happening or not.
08:01am 29/01/13 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1916 posts
She's pretty f***** wet down here, plenty of flooding going on down the gong way and the airport is having some serious issues being built right next to Botany.
Disregard Vash's complete lack of what the f**** going on, he's busy pestering people for dinner.
08:25am 29/01/13 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2464 posts
Whats the deal with the midday rise? should i risk going to work out at manly?School is on the waterfront. They say only to go in if its safe and no students attending.
I told them id give it a miss last night, but i feel kinda guilty now looking at the blue sky !?!?!
08:42am 29/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3839 posts
150mm in Sydney. Huh, pussies!
08:45am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7215 posts
I told them id give it a miss last night, but i feel kinda guilty now looking at the blue sky !?!?!

In the 2011 floods, my house didn't go under until after 2 days of blue sky. Last time it was the surge from upriver which caused the flood.
09:04am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3694 posts
nerf, will all due respect (well, not really) you know s***, and sweet f*** all

please save some of your armchair s*** for a few days dude
09:49am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7216 posts
Wat? Letting them know how it was last time isn't supposed to be... a knowing... thing...
10:06am 29/01/13 Permalink
Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2375 posts
what is wrong with what that nerf dood said?
10:16am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7217 posts
Ah, I just checked and copuis is one of the climate conspiracy folk, he's just doing their usual "attack the messenger" s***.
10:19am 29/01/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5349 posts
I see Vash is being pretty quiet, no power??? flooded??? lol
10:26am 29/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15579 posts
Anyone seen if Umart has flooded again?
As reported by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane is expected to have a flood peak of 2.6m which may impact Umart and the daily operations for Tuesday (29/1) & Wednesday (30/1).
10:29am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3695 posts
Ah, I just checked and copuis is one of the climate conspiracy folk, he's just doing their usual "attack the messenger" s***.



no, your memory is off, there was rain for a few day over the flood. just cause it wasn't raining on you, at the moments that you were out side, doesn't mean it was all blue sky,

also, hate to point this out, but brisbane just so happen to be in a cyclone zone, sooo, if we get a cyclone (or an EX cyclone) how is this climate change?

also, in some places we are reaching, or getting close to records set in 1942, which means. it is unlikely, but shouldn't be unexpected


also nerf, other than been alarmist, and ill informed, what have you done. i'm guessing not alot, get out, and do something
10:32am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7218 posts
Anyone seen if Umart has flooded again?

There was a photo yesterday where it was up to their front door.

http://i.imgur.com/mLhpeUK.jpg

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/photogallery/queensland/wild-weather-hits-southeast-queensland-20130128-2dg8b.html?selectedImage=37

no, your memory is off, there was rain for a few day over the flood. just cause it wasn't raining on you, at the moments that you were out side, doesn't mean it was all blue sky,

The rain stopped before brisbane flooded, wednesday was eerily hot and sunny while the houses went underwater. Me and some friends were ferrying all the stuff out of my house on an inflatable mattress, and glad that the rain had stopped. The flood came from the surge upriver, not local rain.

also, hate to point this out, but brisbane just so happen to be in a cyclone zone, sooo, if we get a cyclone (or an EX cyclone) how is this climate change?

Nobody said that it was, infi and faceman (and now you) just invented that straw man.

Thanks for verifying my guess for the reason behind your little spaz attack.
10:36am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3696 posts
sorry, what nerf, you yell climate change because we get a weather pattern that has happened before

I point out that we live in a cyclone zone, and you claim it is a straw pole,

the reason for my spaz attack, you have no clue, and preach on any number of things like an expert when in fact you spew other peoples opitions. while other people are out doing something helpful
10:43am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7219 posts
sorry, what nerf, you yell climate change because we get a weather pattern that has happened before

Blatant Liar. Gtfo.
10:46am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3697 posts
Blatant Liar. Gtfo.



but it has happened before, a number of times, are you now going to deny history just so you can belive you are right?

http://www.windworker.com.au/qldcyclones.htm

you might notice a few CYCLONES in brisbane,

edit,

Blatant Twat, Gtfo
10:51am 29/01/13 Permalink
l3wd_5c0ff
Brisbane, Queensland
2465 posts
Cheers for the insight Nerf. Nice to know that not all the QGL inner sanctum are mad cainers ;)
10:54am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7220 posts
are you now going to deny history just so you can belive you are right?

What the hell are you talking about??
10:59am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3698 posts
I said>>> sorry, what nerf, you yell climate change because we get a weather pattern that has happened before

you said>>> Blatant Liar. Gtfo.

I pointed out that infact it has happened a number of times, with proof,
11:02am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7221 posts
I never said a single thing about the weather being caused by climate change. You made all that up.

Go... slap yourself harder than faceman. Another thread ruined by the onslaught of lying conspiracy f****.
11:06am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3699 posts
you keep it up nerf, get than vien pulsing, and keep on being smart, but off the mark,
11:07am 29/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7133 posts
sorry, pal, you waived your right to comment on anything ever again when you vehemently defended your belief that cooking something increases its nutritional content.
11:08am 29/01/13 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
511 posts
sorry, pal, you waived your right to comment on anything ever again when you vehemently defended your belief that cooking something increases its nutritional content.


*Fatality*
11:12am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7222 posts
keep on being smart, but off the mark,

Off the mark for explaining to you four times that I never said what you completely made up?

Go... put words in people's mouth somewhere else. Faceman was looking for people to circle jerk over an Andrew Bolt lie regarding Tim Flannery, maybe you should pm him and then you two can wank each other without any annoying "reality" to your hearts' content.
11:20am 29/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3841 posts
I see Vash is being pretty quiet, no power??? flooded


Having coffee with an Asian chick?....
11:25am 29/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5639 posts
Nerf just said it was blue skies over him, not blue skies everywhere. The flood waters rose while the sun was shining because of a time it took for the surge to travel down the river. Not too hard to grasp I would have thought, just recollection of 2011 events & nothing at all to do with a climate change argument.

Also, poor Umart... perhaps this time they'll move their main office to higher ground. :(
11:31am 29/01/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1168 posts
strait back into summer here (south side gold coast)... few lingering clouds but other than that it's hot as fwuck and dead still
11:38am 29/01/13 Permalink
Taipan
USA
4009 posts
Nerf you really need to take a look at how you go about things. Even if you are right about some ofthe crap you go on about your points are completely lost due to the fact that they are well and truely over shadowed by you being a complete and utter obnoxious c*******. The entire theme of your posts come off like a rant about how much smarter you are than everyone else. I wont say that you intend for this to be the case but thats how it always reads.

I am all for some spirited debate and hearing other peoples angel on an issue but your posts come off more as a means of self promotion than anything actually worth while. These days if i see your name on a post i just scroll by and ignore it and not because it lacks information but because the entire tone is one of you being a total d***.

Sorry dude ...but f***!
11:39am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7223 posts
strait back into summer here (south side gold coast)... few lingering clouds but other than that it's hot as fwuck and dead still


Yeah same north of brisbane, it's hot as f*** without any wind. Hopefully the plants can make use of the wet ground and direct sunlight to grow some.

Nerf you really need to take a look at how you go about things. Even if you are right about some ofthe crap you go on about your points are completely lost due to the fact that they are well and truely over shadowed by you being a complete and utter obnoxious c*******. The entire theme of your posts come off like a rant about how much smarter you are than everyone else. I wont say that you intend for this to be the case but thats how it always reads.

I am all for some spirited debate and hearing other peoples angel on an issue but your posts come off more as a means of self promotion than anything actually worth while. These days if i see your name on a post i just scroll by and ignore it and not because it lacks information but because the entire tone is one of you being a total d***.

Sorry dude ...but f***!

You want me to respond to repeating liars with politeness and acting as though they have a point?

I like how you don't criticize their blatant lies and "with no due respect" language, nor even hold yourself to the same standards, starting your post with "the crap you go on about" because I called out a blatant liar.
11:39am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3700 posts
sorry, pal, you waived your right to comment on anything ever again when you vehemently defended your belief that cooking something increases its nutritional content.



no i said that it had a different volume,
11:39am 29/01/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5350 posts
how is high tide going??? anyone got any news
11:50am 29/01/13 Permalink
Vash
3667 posts
We had a slight brown out last night during the heavy rain, but my PC never rebooted. Also, my job is driving all around Sydney, and i saw no floods or traffic jams. The long weekend traffic from the F3 doesn't count. Talking out of your arse Enska
11:51am 29/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8748 posts
Yeah but Sydney is still a s*** hole, even in good weather.
11:54am 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3701 posts
sorry nerf, I might have missed something

you have a shot any people all the time in regards to climate, calling them morans, and idiots at denying all the proof etc

now I've been out and about pulling trees off houses and sanding baging people joints, and have missed your rants, but saw some of your comments that implied this might be due to changes in the weather

I pointed out that this isn't weather that we haven't had before,

you called me a lair

I gave you proof,

you said you never claimed weather was changed ny climate,


I'm f*****g lost dude
11:55am 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7224 posts
your comments that implied this might be due to changes in the weather

Never happened.

I pointed out that this isn't weather that we haven't had before,

Nobody said otherwise.

you said you never claimed weather was changed ny climate

Because I didn't.

you have a shot any people all the time in regards to climate, calling them morans

Yep, I call out people who spread lies relating to research, such as alternative medicine folk, creationists, etc, and am not ashamed of it.
12:01pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8465 posts
Can we get back onto topic rather then whining at each other?

How is St. Lucia looking? I'm on Ada Street and apparently it won't be flooded, never did in 2011 either so should be good, but apparently a road close by is predicted to be going under.
12:18pm 29/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19462 posts
I never said a single thing about the weather being caused by climate change. You made all that up.


what does climate change cause then?
12:35pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7225 posts
what does climate change cause then?

A change in climate.

There is no way to link individual weather events to climate change, at most we'd only expect to see an increased frequency of extreme weather. I never said a thing about linking this event to climate change, it was you, in fact, who started criticizing a straw man.
12:37pm 29/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19463 posts
So where can we see this manifested?
12:38pm 29/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9825 posts
Flannery told that rains bulls*** in numerous places.

Heres another: New Scientist 2007

Over the past 50 years southern Australia has lost about 20 per cent of its rainfall, and one cause is almost certainly global warming. Similar losses have been experienced in eastern Australia, and although the science is less certain it is probable that global warming is behind these losses too.

But by far the most dangerous trend is the decline in the flow of Australian rivers: it has fallen by around 70 per cent in recent decades, so dams no longer fill even when it does rain.

Growing evidence suggests that hotter soils, caused directly by global warming, have increased evaporation and transpiration and that the change is permanent. I believe the first thing Australians need to do is to stop worrying about "the drought" - which is transient - and start talking about the new climate.


http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscientist/105ns_001.htm

Hes a big Fool who has scared children and the elderley with his rediculous nonsense. His book The Weathermakers is NUTS.

http://www.irenicpublications.com.au/html/excerptsWMR.html

for instance here what Flannery says about Co2s role:

[Flannery says in The Weather Makers], “Earth’s thermostat is a complex and delicate mechanism, at the heart of which lies carbon dioxide.” If Earth does indeed have a thermostat, the heart of it has to be water – vast quantities of it. It takes more energy to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 degree than of any other common substance. The massive oceans, glaciers and lakes, comprising over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, stabilise Earth’s temperature. Water vapour, the dominant greenhouse gas, forms reflective clouds, precipitates as rain and transfers enormous quantities of heat vertically and horizontally around the planet. Compared to water in all its forms, carbon dioxide is a small peripheral player.


WUT ???

Heres what Flannery says about Co2 causing Extreme Weather Events"

We find no solid evidence for GHG emissions causing extreme weather events.


We dont need Andrew Bolt to make fun of Flannery.
What i'll never understansd about the Global Warming Show is how people defend the fools that have destroyed its credibility.
People like Flannery have done far more damage to AGW than any sceptic has.

You problem nerfy is you think Scientists are Infallible.
12:41pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7226 posts
So where can we see this manifested?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=visible+effects+of+climate+change

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=expected+effects+of+climate+change

Here's a kids version.

Hes a big Fool

I think that you found a mirror.

None of that was "the dams would never be full again." He said that more water would evaporate than previously, so less from regular rainfalls would be going into the dams.

You problem nerfy is you think Scientists are Infallible.

My problem is that you guys propagandise blatant lies, as you did here.
12:44pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3702 posts
so, (taking eorls advice) how'd every one hold up?

I was in a rush to get the SES shed open, and left...well everything on, and as such the power surges and brownouts that i guess happened here have claimed my beloved stereo, and the fish filter

luckly the extra dough spent on the PSU (in my mind) meant the computer got away harm free, and was still running when I got home (no APU)
12:45pm 29/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9826 posts
dams no longer fill even when it does rain.


He said it.
Is it true or false ?

Im pretty sure SEQLD would disagree.

how about the dam storage 5 years after he said it ?

http://blogs.news.com.au/images/uploads/daffm_thumb.jpg

The only place he didnt mention was Perth which has declined over that 5 year period.
BUT I BET HE MENTIONS IT NOW

dams no longer fill even when it does rain


Thats a load of rubbish.
12:58pm 29/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7135 posts
but what is was talking about was a kg of cooked rice, vs a kg of uncooked, they wieght the same, but they have vastly different volumes, energy content, only the wieght is the same

oh, so you did mention volume. as well as all the other nonsense you think isn't water absorption.
01:07pm 29/01/13 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36698 posts
plz save thread for talking about weather, not climate

Just saw on the news that the river is at peak; they had a shot of the Regatta ferry terminal which is pretty submerged, but it looks like the Regatta itself can breathe a sigh of relief for now anyway.

Milton looks pretty wet though. Where else?
01:08pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8467 posts
St. Lucia is starting to swell by the looks of it, few parks underwater now especially the one on Indooroopilly Rd.
01:49pm 29/01/13 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3838 posts
we lost power Saturday evening, only just came back on. :/
02:15pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
4763 posts
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02:16pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35061 posts
03:07pm 29/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9827 posts
The Humidity is outstanding.
I was at Chermside for a few hours and I came out into that Humidity and nearly fell over.

Air con was pushing out a lot of water late last night, must have been warm night too.
03:15pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35062 posts
i wont be getting power back tonite :(

no first day of school for jack jnr tomorrow either from the looks of it.
03:19pm 29/01/13 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36699 posts
Anyone know what the roads are like between Brisbane and the GC (specifically Coolangatta airport)? I'm flying out of there tomorrow morning and just wondering if I need to worry about the trip.
03:22pm 29/01/13 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7439 posts
Anyone know what the roads are like between Brisbane and the GC (specifically Coolangatta airport)?

I'd keep an eye on the RACQ pages for stuff like this, been very helpful for me in the past:

http://www.racq.com.au/travel/drive_travel/road_conditions (zoom in heaps to see road closure markers)

http://roadconditions.lbs.racq.com.au/static/report/highload.html (filter by South Coast and maybe untick Incidents to leave only Closures)
03:30pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
7189 posts
Mum's house in calamvale has been out of power for 2 days and still going. Dirty laundry, rotten food, stinking hot humidity and no entertainment. Good times.
03:35pm 29/01/13 Permalink
BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
546 posts
It was lower at New Farm today than yesterday.
03:36pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3703 posts
trog, it should be okay, as long as you leave plenty of time,

from what i've heard the roads are pretty chewed up in places, but more than passable from the north side to the GC
03:50pm 29/01/13 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5352 posts
thats good, yeah i live at new farm but at work. They said our carpark could get flooded but i think we are all good!
03:52pm 29/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9830 posts
WERE RUNNING OUT OF DRINKING WATER

DONT PANIC DONT PANIC DONT PANIC

2.35pm: DRINKING water could run out in parts of the greater Brisbane area overnight if residents do not reduce their use, Premier Campbell Newman has warned.

Residents in Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan have been asked to only use tap water for drinking, showering and cooking for the next few days to avoid emptying treated water supplies.

The floods have choked the Mt Crosby treatment plants forcing it to shut down.

Clean water will need to be dumped out of Wivenhoe to flush out the plants.

The water flowing into the plants is four times muddier than the 2011 floods.


http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/sad-rush-to-secure-properties-in-and-around-bundaberg-and-the-southeast/story-e6freoof-1226563834521

04:05pm 29/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15581 posts
I'm gonna panic by purchasing bath tubs and filling them with water
04:07pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3704 posts
maybe if they used the dam as a buffer, and not panic release while trying to maintain a level less than 100% (the dam can hold twice as much remember) the water wouldn't be as muddy, and there might not have been as much water in the city *end armchair critic rant
04:52pm 29/01/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3769 posts
Na, the river where the treatment plants gets the water from is muddy from all the creeks and inlets dumping into it. The water from the dam is pretty good, they are hoping the dam water helps mix in and dilute it so they can start treatment again. Like pouring a big cup from the bathroom into the toilet to flush that monster, toilet blocking log down so you don't get splash back.
06:30pm 29/01/13 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8142 posts
Best thing to do now is drink more alcohol
That is why it became so widespread after all (poor water quality + alcohol = less bugs)
06:32pm 29/01/13 Permalink
SheerObesity
Melbourne, Victoria
9 posts
I see the Greens are calling for a "permanent disaster fund," Must be in anticipation of a Milne-HansonYoung-Rhiannon government

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-2...r-fund/4488970
06:34pm 29/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19465 posts
Anyone know what the roads are like between Brisbane and the GC (specifically Coolangatta airport)? I'm flying out of there tomorrow morning and just wondering if I need to worry about the trip.


it was fine i drove to merrimac today

I see the Greens are calling for a "permanent disaster fund," Must be in anticipation of a Milne-HansonYoung-Rhiannon government


i support this, and all other initiatives that involve us paying more tax. with the greens in charge we will be paying 75% tax minimum and we won't have to make any more decisions for ourselves, THANKFULLY.
06:48pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Karmadelik
Brisbane, Queensland
213 posts
http://i48.tinypic.com/288y3up.jpg

hope this works?

EDIT: How you embed photo's?
06:52pm 29/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19466 posts
use html
06:53pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
2983 posts
so should we all be running out and buying bottled water??
07:34pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3705 posts
nar, just dont shower, I cant smell you from here

can-do is getting water tankers in tomorrow morning
07:36pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
2984 posts
im used to not showering, all good sweeet
07:41pm 29/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15582 posts
Seen so many trees with piss poor root systems, no wonder the c**** are falling over.
08:06pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3706 posts
is there any sign of this weather system (or at least the rain) moving into VIC?
08:10pm 29/01/13 Permalink
redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
891 posts
Seen so many trees with piss poor root systems, no wonder the c**** are falling over.


So many dud roots, unlike this tree.

08:16pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
762 posts
A friend just sent me some pics from Clarks Road, looks like she got a bit closer than you Whoop, and hers contain some idiots trying to cast a net.
09:55pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21232 posts
A friend just sent me some pics from Clarks Road, looks like she got a bit closer than you Whoop

are you saying i'm a wuss or something? Look where I am in the video, I'm right next to the water. Might not be that obvious since I was using an 18mm lens.

Those kids casting the net were just off to my left. Your girlfriend probably got a shot of me there too unless she was one of the ones who just stood on the cement path

Also my aim was just to capture the flood, not take pictures of children.
10:14pm 29/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3842 posts
Huge images, suffer in ya jocks.


Pffft..........My iPad two finger image squeeze fixed that.........Huh!
10:17pm 29/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16569 posts
so anyone know what suburbs are going to run out of water tomorrow?
10:21pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21233 posts
my android device + chrome = auto resized, didn't need to pinch anything.

HOWZAT! :P

and since cheez wants more pictures of kiddies, looks like they did get in one of the shots
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/2013flood/IMG_3285.jpg

so anyone know what suburbs are going to run out of water tomorrow?

Let's say someone has a rain water tank with questionable water in it (only used on gardens / car washing / etc). Would it be possible to make it drinkable? I think there might be some kind of anti mosquito chemicals in it or something, maybe some cat piss, possum s*** and most likely a bunch of drowned ants. Am I better off not even trying?
10:21pm 29/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16570 posts
never mind found it

Queensland Urban Utilities have named Tarragindi, Camp Hill, Carina North, Mount Gravatt, Tingalpa, Rocklea and Oxley as most at risk of losing supply however a spokesman said that was "very unlikely".


well f***, i'm pretty much on the border of camp hill :/
10:24pm 29/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3707 posts
whoop, most people in SA just drink it right from the tank, but it is from my understanding upto your roof type.

if the water looks clean, just boil the f***** for 8 mins, that will kill most/all the nasty's that will make you sick, and then chalk the rest as free protein
10:35pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21238 posts
Roof is metal / that clear fibreglass stuff. Water looks crystal clear, more or less. I guess if worst comes to worst, I've got some charcoal here and some old socks. Filter that s***, boil that s***, evaporative distillation that s***, and then die of thirst while I'm waiting :p
10:53pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1843 posts
This is out back of my parents place in Boonah, normally there's no water there at all!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/419707_438565912881093_1192148322_n.jpg
11:01pm 29/01/13 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16573 posts
backyard lake ftw
11:03pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8468 posts
Whoop I use to drink straight from the water tank at my mothers place behind Dreamworld and that was only going through one filter. I think you will be perfectly fine.
11:15pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Some Fat Bastard
Brisbane, Queensland
1270 posts
This is out back of my parents place in Boonah, normally there's no water there at all!
I've seen that area in the picture. My wife's cousin owns a property out near Mt. Alford on Carneys Creek Road with Treviot Brook running through their property. We have stayed there on a number of occasions.
11:44pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Some Fat Bastard
Brisbane, Queensland
1271 posts
Whoop I use to drink straight from the water tank at my mothers place behind Dreamworld and that was only going through one filter. I think you will be perfectly fine.
When I was younger in 1973 we lived in Roma and we drank from tanks with only wire mesh over the inlet as a filter. We even used to drink straight from the creek which most of the time was muddy water. He'll live.
11:48pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21240 posts
Yeah but I think there's chemicals in this tank to kill mosquito eggs. So it'd be like sucking on a paddlepop stick made of mortein. It LOOKS clear, but smells like weed killer.
11:59pm 29/01/13 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
763 posts
Must have been standing right next to my friend Whoop

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2407/65271101514494865164499.jpg
06:58am 30/01/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3772 posts
Can cut the air with a butter knife and push it into bottles to drink today.
10:11am 30/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35067 posts
oh dear, give thanks to lordy, we have power back.
06:43pm 30/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22177 posts
edt: actually this was pretty dumbi
07:34pm 30/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21241 posts
^^ damn you, I was going to reply to it :(
07:38pm 30/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2930 posts
Just got power and phones back after nearly 3 days out.

Only just managed to get the genny working this afternoon as well. Since we are on tank water it meant 3 days without running water so I took the opportunity to have a cold shower when the genny was on only to come down stairs afterwards and see the power indicator light on.

Phones came on about an hour later, both land line and mobile. That was a pretty big mess up IMO, they should have organised a generator for the exchange asap so people could at least make phone calls to emergency services but I have a feeling they didn't even know they were down until late yesterday.
07:57pm 30/01/13 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2261 posts
Where are you deadlyf ?
I would have loaned you a generator ( I have 3 in preparation from the apocolyse)
08:02pm 30/01/13 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2931 posts
Gold Coast hinterland, we actually have 2 generators but neither worked. One has a bad diode but it turns out the other just needed to have the carburetor cleared out. Probably could have taken it down yesterday to discover this but we had been told at the time we would get power on that afternoon so we thought we would hold out, it turns out no one told Energex that. They didn't turn up until this afternoon and had power back on after a few hours.
08:15pm 30/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3848 posts
Let's say someone has a rain water tank with questionable water in it (only used on gardens / car washing / etc). Would it be possible to make it drinkable? I think there might be some kind of anti mosquito chemicals in it or something, maybe some cat piss, possum s*** and most likely a bunch of drowned ants. Am I better off not even trying?

Hit up a disposal or camping store and get some purification tabs.

Or a Life Straw http://www.gizmag.com/go/4418/
09:43pm 30/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21247 posts
Hopefully there's a camping store inside the boundary of this little island. Getting to work this morning was a b****, there's like one way in and one way out now. The water was lapping at my street when I got home.
12:43am 31/01/13 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4175 posts
08:05am 31/01/13 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1847 posts
Holy tacos batman!

Is that photo for real!?
08:57am 31/01/13 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7625 posts
Apparenly? No. That's a shot from Tropical Storm Debby, which hit Florida mid last year. At least, that's what a Google Images search tells me.

(Not sure if this link will work)
09:18am 31/01/13 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4177 posts
Guess I was facebook trolled with that pic. Apparently there was like 6 of them up the coast though. Hervey Bay, Mooloolaba, Bargara etc. The media is calling them tornadoes but I think they're water spouts that made it to land?

I'm quite surprised there hasn't been video footage or pics floating about though?
09:36am 31/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3854 posts
The media is calling them tornadoes but I think they're water spouts that made it to land?

Wouldn't a water spout die over land though? The storms at Bargara trashed the joint like a tornado.
10:09am 31/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35071 posts
so, we lost power for 2 and a half days and suncorp wont cover my spoilage (yet, they are changing their policies so that they will next time).

but the nice lady told me if you've been without power and had to lose food to call the government handout line

1800 173 349 to get moneys to cover it.

12:07pm 31/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35097 posts
just back from picking up my $720 for losing power from the storm.
03:58pm 03/02/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13426 posts
The media is calling them tornadoes but I think they're water spouts that made it to land?

Water spouts are just tornadoes over water. Same s***.
04:21pm 03/02/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7266 posts
just back from picking up my $720 for losing power from the storm.

I have no idea how they justify that power loss stuff. In 2011 it was $1000 for anybody who lost power for more than a few days, which for the sharehouse where I was crashing was something like $5000 in total. At the time I presumed that it was just some sneaky attempt at stimulus.
06:04pm 03/02/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35098 posts
pretty sure its capped bro.

i doubt you would have got $5000.
06:37pm 03/02/13 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
7267 posts
Nah each individual person claimed the $1000, they were pretty happy. I mean I was happy for them, they'd helped me evacuate my house, and they went a few days isolated without power themselves. It just seemed pretty amusingly overboard, so I figured that it was plausibly a stimulus plan from the little I know of economics and my presumed effects of a flood on spending.
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