Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Floods in QLD very serious

We are fine as on a hill! If anyone is desperate for a dry spot  to go to, then just  arrive on our doorstep, you'll be welcomed!

Phones are mostly down due to 'over use'. Brisbane CBD is being evacuated and Doug is safely on his way home,although he has been sitting in traffic jams for hours and will most likely still sit for hours more as everyone gets out of the way of the coming water. Part of the problem is that the Brisbane River is tidal and as we are expecting a King tide later on there is concern on top of the worry of the Weivenhoe dam's expected bursting. We have friends in flood hit areas, most are un-contactable, please pray for them. People were buying boats, rope and life jackets at our local camping shop - obviously planning to help rescue people.
This is what a friend on Face Book wrote about 5 hours ago. If you want o see what is happening close by, then google ABC News.

8 dead & 72 missing as a result of the QLD flood disaster. Brisbane is now on alert and according to the news is under major flood threat. Wivenhoe Dam is currently at 150%. May God have mercy on this state.
 30 Suburbs of Brisbane expected to be flooded by tomorrow: Albion, Auchenflower, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Bulimba, Chelmer, Coorparoo, East Brisbane, Fairfield, Fig Tree Pocket, Fortitude Valley, Graceville, Hemmant, Indooroopilly, Kangaroo Point, Lytton, Milton, Moggill, Murarrie, New Farm, Newstead, Norman Park, Oxley, Pinkenba, Rocklea, Sherwood, South Brisbane, Tennyson, Yeronga, Yerongpilly, Windsor and Wacol.

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