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FLASH FLOOD WARNING DOWNSTREAM FROM TOOWOOMBA/ BRISBANE FLOODING

Old Jan 11th 2011, 12:23 am
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I would estimate the river is at least 10 metres higher than normal. It used to be a long way down at the edge here. Not anymore. If it peaks tomorrow afternoon we may be flooded and cut off.

Ridgecrest St, Kenmore.











You can see the river from the top this little hill which we've never seen before. So it's getting really high.


Same pic as above but zoomed out on top of the hill.

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Any danger in Brisbane CBD? Girlfriend's work are now evacuating, partially because everyone has to move their cars. I'm a block over from them and have an important lecture at 2:30pm that I don't want to miss. High tide is 2pm.
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Uni closed. Told to go home.
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BOM Info for Brisbane City:

At the Brisbane City Gauge (lower end of Edward Street and at Thornton Street),
minor flood levels of about 2.1 metres are expected with the afternoon high tide
on Tuesday and moderate flood levels of 2.6 metres with the overnight high tide.
Higher flood levels to 3.5 metres (major) are expected with the high tide on
Wednesday afternoon. Levels above 3.5 metres are expected on Thursday.

(3.5 metres at the Brisbane City gauge is about 2.5 metres higher than the
highest tide of the year at this location).

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20805.html
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Old Jan 11th 2011, 12:53 am
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Any danger in Brisbane CBD? Girlfriend's work are now evacuating, partially because everyone has to move their cars. I'm a block over from them and have an important lecture at 2:30pm that I don't want to miss. High tide is 2pm.
I would suggest that the danger level is very low in Brisbane CBD. The river is slowly rising and we will see more and more low lying streets being flooded.

There is a small chance of extremely high rainfall in the Brisbane area, just as occurred near Toowoomba. If this happens, dangerous flash flooding may occur.

The biggest concern for Brisbane residents is the level of the wivenhoe dam, it will be at approx 2.1million ML right now. Total capacity is 2.6million ML. If capacity exceeds 2.6million then the downstream areas will be exposed to potentially significant flooding, depending on the amount of subsequent rainfall in the catchment.

Right now, there is heavy rainfall all across the catchment and 100% of this will be heading for the dam.
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BOM Info for Brisbane City:

At the Brisbane City Gauge (lower end of Edward Street and at Thornton Street),
minor flood levels of about 2.1 metres are expected with the afternoon high tide
on Tuesday and moderate flood levels of 2.6 metres with the overnight high tide.
Higher flood levels to 3.5 metres (major) are expected with the high tide on
Wednesday afternoon. Levels above 3.5 metres are expected on Thursday.

(3.5 metres at the Brisbane City gauge is about 2.5 metres higher than the
highest tide of the year at this location).

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20805.html
And there is a historical plot here:
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65389/I...0198.plt.shtml

MIL has decided to come home early from the city and the OH is heading back from the airport later. According to reports that is expected to stay open all day.

Not a day (or two) to be travelling anywhere unless necessary I'd wager.
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Ipswich looks at risk at the moment.

Most employees from Ipswich left an hour or so ago. Ipswich now cut off in both directions.
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Toowoomba yesterday - usually a small creek through the CBD.

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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
And there is a historical plot here:
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65389/I...0198.plt.shtml

MIL has decided to come home early from the city and the OH is heading back from the airport later. According to reports that is expected to stay open all day.

Not a day (or two) to be travelling anywhere unless necessary I'd wager.
Wow
Look at the low tide level just gone, it is nearly the same as saturdays high tide level
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From Queensland Police:

All residents in low lying areas of Strathpine and Caboolture should evacuate immediately. Cars should be moved from low lying areas. The flood levels are expected to be greater than the 1974 floods. Do not stay in your homes please leave immediately.



Strathpine and Caboolture are outer northern suburbs of Brisbane.
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very heavy, constant rain up here in north west brisbane right now.


looking at the radar, cleveland and the area south-east of the city seem to be getting off scot-free
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Originally Posted by gmralston View Post
Wow
Look at the low tide level just gone, it is nearly the same as saturdays high tide level
Yup, it's going to rise quick too.

Originally Posted by asprilla View Post
very heavy, constant rain up here in north west brisbane right now.

looking at the radar, cleveland and the area south-east of the city seem to be getting off scot-free
And I am very glad of that believe me. But there is time for all that to change ... we got months of this to come ...
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From Queensland Police:

All residents in low lying areas of Strathpine and Caboolture should evacuate immediately. Cars should be moved from low lying areas. The flood levels are expected to be greater than the 1974 floods. Do not stay in your homes please leave immediately.



Strathpine and Caboolture are outer northern suburbs of Brisbane.
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Caboolture 10 minutes ago
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
Yup, it's going to rise quick too.
Another danger is after high tide, when you have both the tide and swollen river flowing the same direction, to the sea, that could see boats break away from their moorings, and lots of debris, it will be that strong
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