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BlindSite
01-11-2011, 03:35 PM
So for those that don't know I'm from QLD, we're getting flooded at the moment, worst in fact in the last 120 years. Probably the worst in history.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/flood-info-centre-updates-reports-warnings-advice-and-how-you-can-help/story-fn7ik2te-1225985436806

This has some pics and videos.

To put this in perspective I've got this picture:

http://i54.tinypic.com/2cr8zsz.jpg

The other picture was taken from the bottom of my street about 10 mins ago, not 3 and a half hours till the rivers peak, i.e. 3.5 hours till **** gets real. We've got a good couple of meters to buffer us against the expected rise, but it's going to be close, real close.

http://i.imgur.com/LzT0W.jpg

For now I and my family have done all we can to be prepared to bug out, so I'm killing time by posting this.

Just want to stress too, they're systematically cutting power in QLD to keep people safe so they may cut power to this area soon which means I won't be able to update, so if you guys don't hear from me for a while, don't worry it'll just mean I can't post, not that I'm incapacitated.

Donate here if you want to: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

CashmoneyDrew
01-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Good luck man. Stay safe.

Got stranded at my house for two days last year without power after our flood. Couldn't go anywhere. Best way to kill time is just read.

TitanHope
01-11-2011, 04:10 PM
I've got a boat. Drew and I can come save you if you need it.

It'll probably take a few days tho...

wicket
01-11-2011, 04:41 PM
good luck man, im dutch, i know flooding

Caddy
01-11-2011, 04:55 PM
Kinda glad I'm in Sydney right about now.

BlindSite
01-11-2011, 05:31 PM
Power is still on thankfully but I doubt for much longer, water levels are rising, since I posted that picture that blue and white sign in the distance is almost fully under water.

Mr. Goosemahn
01-11-2011, 06:29 PM
Good luck man. I was in a hurricane during the summer and huge chunks of the city were flooded. Power was cut, and my family and I had to improvise to keep the water contained and prevent flooding.

Some suggestions:

Stay alert, always have someone awake, get as many empty containers as you can, and put all essentials in a place you know they'll be safe.

Best of luck to you, and I hope you suffer as little damage as possible.

Sportsfan486
01-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Be safe, man.

zachsaints52
01-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Hope everything works out well for you and everyone else there.

VoteLynnSwan
01-11-2011, 07:05 PM
get a boat. Solution to any flood.

ElectricEye
01-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Hey, good luck man. That's pretty crazy stuff. Say dry and safe.

prock
01-11-2011, 09:40 PM
You have really thin cars.

kalbears13
01-11-2011, 09:50 PM
stay safe yo.

(I was honestly confused because of australia for a minute)

T-RICH49
01-11-2011, 11:13 PM
stay safe my man

eaglesalltheway
01-11-2011, 11:14 PM
I've heard about what's been going on down there, absolutely unreal, and maybe some of the worst flooding in the history of your area (I can't see how it isn't honestly). Stay safe and hopefully you'll come back to a dry home.

Caddy
01-13-2011, 02:49 AM
Hope everything is ok for you Blindsite!

http://l5.sphotos.l3.fbcdn.net/hphotos-l3-snc6/hs005.snc6/165542_491222895891_747460891_6277670_2086687_n.jp g

bullg8rdaddy
01-13-2011, 03:30 AM
Be Safe, Bro!

Bosanac01
01-13-2011, 03:44 AM
Man that is some crazy stuff. I don't remember ever being in a flood myself, but it doesn't look fun. Those cars getting moved around video is sick.

CJSchneider
01-13-2011, 06:11 AM
Flood waters are no joke. I don't think a lot of people realize just how dangerous it can be. They under-estimated just how powerful the water can be.

killxswitch
01-13-2011, 09:58 AM
I read a story just now about a bullshark swimming in the flood water through Brisbane. Flooding in Australia must be 10x worse than other places since so many of the things living in the water can kill you.

BlindSite
01-13-2011, 11:36 PM
Just got power back today, it was off for 52 hours so needless to say all of our food is ruined.

Water got up to two houses away. For reference in that picture I posted in the OP, that green letter box on the right hand side was completely gone from view at one point.

wogitalia
01-13-2011, 11:55 PM
Good to hear you are safe mate and that from the sounds of things you didn't suffer much damage at all.

Glad to be safe over here in Perth where we are in a drought instead of floods, much safer :)

bullg8rdaddy
01-14-2011, 01:35 AM
Good to hear you are safe mate and that from the sounds of things you didn't suffer much damage at all.

+1

rchrd
01-14-2011, 07:42 AM
All the best mate, really hope things improve quickly.

killxswitch
01-14-2011, 08:06 AM
Good to hear you're ok. The size of the flood in Oz is pretty unbelievable.

eaglesalltheway
01-14-2011, 01:13 PM
Good to hear you and your home are ok and that food was your only casualty.