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Floods in Queensland - Australia - ...................a

Sunday, January 27, 2013

For those of you interested in the situation here these photos show the extent of the problem - and the latest news is that the rivers in Bundaberg, Maryborough and Brisbane area will peek tomorrow - so the worse is yet to come
Estimates are that it will be worse than 2011 - and I am sure you remember that that was devastating!!

Its a gallery of pictures - there are about 100 pictures and more are added as they come in

The waether system has gone south and is now causing trouble in Northern New South Wales - and will continue to cause havoc right down to Sydney over the next day or so, from what has been forecast!!

Myself - we are fine here - we are away a bit from both coast and rivers - we could be cut off for a few days but we have a stocked pantry - we came through the wind and rain, frightened but ok - the house stood up well and though we have palm fronds and a couple of branches down we had no damage -
We are the lucky ones.
My main problem is that the main telephone system is affected and both our phone, mobile phone and internet are erratic - but that's a small price to pay!!

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LJCANNON 1/29/2013 1:07PM

    emoticon So Happy that you and Your Home are OK!!

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OPALMOON 1/28/2013 9:22PM

    Glad to hear you are safe, Ann. Hope you don't get cut off, or for too long if so...take care - thinking of all the folks and animals affected by all this wet weather.


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CJMOK1121 1/28/2013 9:56AM

    Ann: I'm so glad you are safe, we in Oklahoma know how awlful those tornadoes can be. The pictures are horrific. I really would like to take some of all that water and put it to good use here in Oklahoma, we are really dry.

Stay safe and dry: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOANOFSPARK 1/28/2013 9:31AM

    those pictures are truly horrific.....but we all know what nature can do when its fury is unleashed. I do have a question, said that it was a mini-tornado at word, if that was a mini-tornado....I hate to think what havoc a full size tornado would wreak......I mean there was some pretty massive damage.

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4RASCALS 1/28/2013 8:39AM

    Glad that you are safe. Hopefully the weathers gets better soon.

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URBANLOTUS 1/28/2013 7:55AM

    Glad to hear you are safe. We are too (I live just north of Bne) though we are aware of the thousands affected badly by the floods and rain. our power and phones were out for 13 hrs but are back on now. Hope yours comes back soon too. They are working on it, I know. Tonight it such a change - no rain or banging because of the violent, howling winds! It's almost surreal!

Take care and stay safe. emoticon

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PHEBESS 1/28/2013 3:59AM

    OMG, those are scary photos! I hope people stay safe and that this is over soon!!

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JOANOFSPARK 1/28/2013 2:11AM

    Stay safe, thoughts and prayers are with you....the weather seems to be completely never knows what might happen next.......I've been trying to keep an eye on the weather in Australia on the Weather am glad that you are safe...... emoticon praying for sunshine for you... emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 1/28/2013 12:29AM

    Glad you are ok! It seems the weather goes from one bad thing to another! Feel bad for anyone who is the flooding path! Take care..... emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/27/2013 11:08PM

    Glad you're safe and sound and hope you remain so. The weather is so CRAZY!!

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RGEETING 1/27/2013 10:32PM

    Glad that you're okay... thanks for the info - I'll be praying for those who have been and are in the storm's path!

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MYRTROSE 1/27/2013 7:19PM

    Be safe! emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/27/2013 6:30PM

    Glad you are safe Ann. We are OK here too!

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BIGREDANGEL 1/27/2013 6:23PM

    So glad you're ok Ann!!!! emoticon

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    I am so glad that you are safe Ann. I have been watching the news. They don't show it much here on American television, but since Paul is from Wales we watch the BBC news regularly and they have been televising the devastation there. I am so sorry that your beautiful country is being ravaged so. I hope that everyone will be alright in the end. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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KATRINAKAT23 1/27/2013 6:08PM

  I am glad you and hubby are safe. emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 1/27/2013 5:30PM

    So glad you're safe. I have been wondering. emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 1/27/2013 4:50PM

    Glad you are safe and okay. Right now in Minnesota in the US it is snowing big fluffy flakes. Looks lovely, but will hide any icy spots on the side roads and walks.

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ANDYLIN90 1/27/2013 4:38PM

    Stay safe...floods down under and fire in Chicago. See my blog on fire.

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MERRYMARY42 1/27/2013 4:17PM

    the weather has been causing havoc all over the globe, praying you stay safe

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CINDHOLM 1/27/2013 3:58PM

    Hoping you stay safe my friend emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 1/27/2013 3:51PM

    Hope it all abates soon, it is devastating to see what the people are going through. I thought our heat wave was bad.


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JENNA54 1/27/2013 3:44PM

    Gosh this is just terrible! I have a friend in Brisbane so hope you are all ok. The damage is devastating, and the work involved in clean up, not to mention the risk to lives. You have really had a terrible time with the bush fires down south too. I hope things improve quickly.

The weather is crazy isn't it? At Christmas we had snow down south here, and the week before the temps had been 30 C Plus! And we could really do with some rain!

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DANMAR1 1/27/2013 3:37PM

  So glad you are safe! hugs

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