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Queensland – perfect 1 day under water the next!!

Friday, March 01, 2013

I know the world is getting strange weather – but here in Queensland we are very soggy.
OK so it’s near the end of our wet season
But where I live we have had 765mm (30.1”) in the last 3 months while the average normally is 489mm (19.25”) Everything is running – drains, rivers – even the ground water is bubbling up!!
As I look out of my window – that total is being added to – its raining again!! We will be underwater well and truly soon!!

Twice in the last month the town near us was flooded – we weren’t but the roads were cut meaning we couldn’t get out for a few days at a time and trucks bring supplies couldn’t get in – so there was no milk, or bread and such like for a few days
I went into town this morning – a very quick trip as I might not have got home had I dallied – but I have never in the 37yrs I have lived here seen so much water by the side of the road and in places over the road.

I got home safely though and have a feeling I will be home for a bit!!
I wondered if anyone maybe can lend us

or maybe

or even

But seriously – we are fine – expecting to be cut off for a few days – so have a well stocked pantry !
I feel like my friend whom I met this morning in the shops – I asked how she was? And she answered “Sick of the weather, Thanks!!”

Have a great weekend - what ever weather you are having!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEDYBEAR2838 4/4/2013 8:18PM

    Glad to see your post.

Hope all the water is gone now?

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JUDITH316 3/11/2013 3:05PM

    emoticon your weather is so poor, you sure are getting a lot of rain emoticon I hope you get better days ahead really soon, take care my friend, God Bless your day, BIG HUGS... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 3/9/2013 5:35AM

    Fortunately it's a sunny day in Greece. Feels like spring emoticon .

Have a great weekend!

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IMEMINE1 3/6/2013 5:41AM

    emoticon Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 3/3/2013 11:32PM

    That sounds like us in June of last year when a tropical storm dumped 15 inches of rain over a few days! We had flooded roads, homes that have never flooded before, even a major highway near us was shut down for 2 weeks until the water left the road! It took months for the waters on land beside the roads that were flooded to go away. And that was just a tropical Storm...I hate to think what a hurricane would do! Sorry this is happening to you! Hope you get a break soon and aren't cut off too long! emoticon

P.S. Love your sense of humor....that is what you need to get through times like these...Hang in there!! emoticon

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OPALMOON 3/3/2013 10:16PM

    It's so ironic, isn't it Ann? Queensland getting so much rain and Adelaide finally getting a bit of drizzle for the first time in so many months. Can't remember the last time we had 'proper' rain of any sort!! I understand what you are saying about being cut off for days at a time...that must be so frustrating! I hope you get some respite soon!
Take care - hugs and blessings, Nattacia


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ROSAMARCELLE 3/2/2013 2:24PM

    Takes me back to 2007 when we so nearly flooded and many places close did. We lost our water for nearly three weeks because the water treatment plant was overwhelmed with the flood. Hope it dries up soon. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/2/2013 4:59AM

    Yes I am so sick of the rain and weather also. We've had enough it can go now. But next minute when it does suddenly dry up we will be wishing it was raining lol we can't win.


Take care and stay safe,

Paula emoticon

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PHEBESS 3/2/2013 3:12AM

    Just be safe and smart about it! This too shall pass!

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LJCANNON 3/2/2013 3:06AM

    emoticon I am glad that you are Safe and - for the moment - DRY! Just when you think You have "Seen It All" Oklahoma goes and has an EARTHQUAKE!! Stay Safe!

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JOANOFSPARK 3/2/2013 2:09AM

    love the graphics .......glad to see your sense of humor still alive and well......and that you are safe and well stocked.......that is the most important thing.... emoticon Even if it were emoticon emoticon emoticon & emoticon emoticon , you will survive it cause you are a've proved that over and over..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MATEYMATE1 3/2/2013 12:55AM

    Sorry you are coping it so bad. But on the bright side we have not. The road is nowhere ready to close and it would take a cyclone to cut us off the first time in 10yrs I have lived here. Keep your pantry stocked. I use powdered milk and I re-construct it to a litre of milk keep it in a glass bottle.

Remember to keep smiling I guarantee you it will pass.
love Syl

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 3/1/2013 10:47PM

    Glad you're safe and sound at home with plenty of supplies. Our weather has been so crazy here....70s one day, 40s the next, sunshine, rain, sleet, snow, high winds, tornadoes, and last Saturday afternoon we had an earthquake that measured 3.9! Luckily we live far enough away from the flooded areas that we aren't affected by that. What a weather merry-go-round!!

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ARTJAC 3/1/2013 10:30PM


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KATRINAKAT23 3/1/2013 10:01PM

  What weather, eh? I am happy you are safe. That is the main thing.

I hope your weather improves soon. emoticon

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GOANNA2 3/1/2013 9:15PM

    I am glad you are safe. It is perfect weather for ducks.
We just had our high tide at 11.04 am and it is pelting
down. I went to the shops this morning. Walked, should
say waded to the bus stop in about 4 inches of weather.
I went for a basics like milk and eggs and came back
with 9 bags!!! Crazy me but I don't fancy going out for a few
days now. I got soaked as well as I couldn't carry the brolly
as well as the shopping. Now I am just going to sit back
and relax and read a good book while listening to the rain.

I agree Ann, enough is enough. The wet season was really
and truly WET this year. Have a great weekend everyone.
On the bright side, I got to do some weight training to boot.

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BECCABOO127 3/1/2013 9:11PM

    Stay dry! Our family home never flooded in my memory, but once about 10 years ago, I heard that people were out in their little row boats sailing up and down the main road near our house!

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CJJANISS 3/1/2013 9:09PM

    be safe!

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MUSOLF6 3/1/2013 8:15PM

    Stay dry and safe emoticon emoticon

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4RASCALS 3/1/2013 7:55PM

    Stay safe. Glad your well stocked

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DANMAR1 3/1/2013 7:47PM

  Sounds like a submarine might be a good thing for you. Of course a cute little yellow submarine to scoot around in.

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CINDHOLM 3/1/2013 7:34PM

    Stay Safe!!! emoticon

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    The weather truly has been extreme all over the world. MY DH's home back in Europe has been seeing record SNOW. Hurricanes & storms here in the US. Blizzards in TX & AZ. weird. Glad that you're well stocked & home safely. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love ya

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DEBIGENE 3/1/2013 7:22PM

    I guess it can always be worse huh ??? Stay safe and dry if possible !!!

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INSPIRATIONAL3 3/1/2013 7:17PM

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MYRTROSE 3/1/2013 7:16PM

    Hang in there!
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