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Old Jan 15, 2011, 3:20 AM   #1
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This photo taken from my house looking down my road Orvieto Rd, over cnr Orsova Rd.

There is a house across the road under that water, my neighbour Michael's house.

I know, it is a bad photo in all ways.
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 4:00 AM   #2
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Wow ...terrible. We have seen some amazing / distressing images / videos on the TV. Stay safe and hope your home can escape the waters.
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Rodney, you have been in my thoughts since hearing of the flooding in Brisbane. Sorry to see the damage in your area but glad that you are OK.

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Good Luck with the weather, I am hoping for the best for you

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Old Jan 15, 2011, 8:25 AM   #5
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Wow! I've been wondering how all of you in Queensland were managing. The way our news has been reporting, it sounds like the damage is wide-spread and significant. Hope you stay safe (and have good insurance).
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 9:42 AM   #6
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Hope this lets up soon, wishing the best for the people affected by this weather.

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Old Jan 15, 2011, 1:00 PM   #7
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We heard that although the storm was easing, the flood crest was coming down on Brisbane - this has been a horrifying phenomenon to witness - thankfully from a distance (although one never knows how much the press coverage may exaggerate). We have had our share of rain and snow, but damage was more localized and was nothing to equal this. According to the climatologists this is attributable to La Niņa - I always thought the La Niņa/El Niņo phenomena were strictly a Northern Hemisphere occurrence, and never realized they could affect the Southern Hemisphere so severely. A costly lesson to learn. Hopefully, you will sty high and dry.
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 2:51 PM   #8
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Oh dear,
I cross fingers for you! There is kind of a flood situation in Germany at the moment, too - but not as bad as in your area. However, today they opened the weir (a special barrage) to redirect a certain amount of the water in our local river... without that the water would start to invade the city, too. Depending on the weather (snow/rain/melt water etc.) we have to live with that "redirection situation" now and then.

You can have a look at some pictures from 2002 here: http://www.ploetzky.de/pretziener-we...u-hw02-009.php - but this was a lot more water than we've got at the moment.
Now this year before they opened the weir the situation looked like this: http://www.ploetzky.de/pretziener-we...hp5?g=20110114 - so everything looks "under control" for now I'd say.

Well, I guess all I wanted to say is I kinda have a good idea about what you are talking and I am very thankful to have this weir construction around and knowing that my house is about 25m higher than the normal river level helps, too.

All the best to you and your folks - and again - I cross fingers for you.


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Hope things continue to be "ok-ish" for you, considering the circumstances. Please report more, as the media reporting is all about headlines and very littel about what actually takes place in peoples daily life in this situation. My thoughts are with you.

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I will remember all of you in my prayers.
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