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Old Jan 18th 2020, 2:45 am
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Get your tinny sealed up and ready OR move to higher ground, Australia is FLOODED!
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Old Jan 18th 2020, 2:54 am
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Get your tinny sealed up and ready OR move to higher ground, Australia is FLOODED!
Not here it isn’t. Desperately need rain
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Old Jan 18th 2020, 5:37 am
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Not here it isn’t. Desperately need rain
we should be getting ours tomorrow they say!
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Old Jan 18th 2020, 6:11 am
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80 very welcome mm overnight, the tanks are full and the wife has bought new plants.

The sounds of the wildlife lapping it up is marvellous.

I hope wherever needed rain got it.

Congrats on the clickbait!
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Old Jan 18th 2020, 7:35 am
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we should be getting ours tomorrow they say!
We got a load on Thursday late afternoon - I got absolutely drenched cycling home ...but loved it after all the dry and smoke laden air. But a pity it only lasted for 45 mins or so.
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Get your tinny sealed up and ready OR move to higher ground, Australia is FLOODED!
I was in the UK when the over new year. The media loves a bit of sensationalism. From the British tabloids (BBC and Guardian) you would have thought the whole of Australia was on fire. Just like your headline, lets go again. Reality check - a little bit of SE Queensland is flooding - perfectly normal for SE Queensland.
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I well remember that when I was a kid in the bush my Dad would go out in the rain fully dressed and just glory in the downpour, while shouting "Send 'er down Hughie!". We lived on the edge of the Darling Downs in Qld, when the average was about 15 inches a year, and ten inches in droughts.
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I well remember that when I was a kid in the bush my Dad would go out in the rain fully dressed and just glory in the downpour, while shouting "Send 'er down Hughie!". We lived on the edge of the Darling Downs in Qld, when the average was about 15 inches a year, and ten inches in droughts.
We still say 'send 'er down Hughie' There's nothing quite like that mad dance in the rain after a drought or long hot summer
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I was in the UK when the over new year. The media loves a bit of sensationalism. From the British tabloids (BBC and Guardian) you would have thought the whole of Australia was on fire. Just like your headline, lets go again. Reality check - a little bit of SE Queensland is flooding - perfectly normal for SE Queensland.
Indeed. The only vaguely unusual - not really - is that the flooding happened over relatively little rain. The ground is so fricking hard the water had nowhere to go. Normally we have two days of torrential before the land around us floods as it did on Saturday. Very welcome regardless, shame it didn't happen everywhere but fingers are kept crossed that we have tons more of the stuff.
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