Queensland floods

 
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
I believe there is a very serious situation unfolding in Brisbane right now, it has the POTENTIAL to be worse than the 2011 floods, right now on the BOM Radar it is PELTING down in Brisbane, the Wivenhoe Dam Gates have/or will open at some stage, this will flood parts of Brisbane.

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It should also have the potential to be better than the 2011 situation, as the lessons will have been learned from then. The dams should be operated correctly this time, and there’s no excuse for people being underinsured this time so there won’t be a need for a massive national relief appeal.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
It should also have the potential to be better than the 2011 situation, as the lessons will have been learned from then. The dams should be operated correctly this time, and there’s no excuse for people being underinsured this time so there won’t be a need for a massive national relief appeal.
justapassenger
OK, I stopped posting here, but I can't let this one go.

Before the 2011 floods our home insurance (which was adequate and included flood insurance) was ~$600/pa. We were impacted by flooding in 2011, but made no claim under insurance as we had no damage from the floods. Following the 2011 event our premiums crept up to ~$3,500/pa. I have just changed my insurer and ditched flood insurance and am still paying ~$1800/pa. I'm a retired age pensioner and simply can't afford this extortion by the insurance companies. Most insurance companies simply won't even look at insuring us. We have very few choices. Many people have simply dropped home insurance altogether. Seriously...
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
It should also have the potential to be better than the 2011 situation, as the lessons will have been learned from then. The dams should be operated correctly this time, and there’s no excuse for people being underinsured this time so there won’t be a need for a massive national relief appeal.
OK, I stopped posting here, but I can't let this one go.

Before the 2011 floods our home insurance (which was adequate and included flood insurance) was ~$600/pa. We were impacted by flooding in 2011, but made no claim under insurance as we had no damage from the floods. Following the 2011 event our premiums crept up to ~$3,500/pa. I have just changed my insurer and ditched flood insurance and am still paying ~$1800/pa. I'm a retired age pensioner and simply can't afford this extortion by the insurance companies. Most insurance companies simply won't even look at insuring us. We have very few choices. Many people have simply dropped home insurance altogether. Seriously...
Graham4405
Have you approached your local state MP about it. They should be aware of how difficult its becoming for ordinary Queenslanders to get basic dwelling insurance.

Meanwhile six people have died in these floods - most of them from driving their cars into floodwaters.

Don't do it, people! Even in a four-wheel drive your car floats like a boat and loses contact with the road and then you're off into deeper waters.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
It should also have the potential to be better than the 2011 situation, as the lessons will have been learned from then. The dams should be operated correctly this time, and there’s no excuse for people being underinsured this time so there won’t be a need for a massive national relief appeal.
OK, I stopped posting here, but I can't let this one go.

Before the 2011 floods our home insurance (which was adequate and included flood insurance) was ~$600/pa. We were impacted by flooding in 2011, but made no claim under insurance as we had no damage from the floods. Following the 2011 event our premiums crept up to ~$3,500/pa. I have just changed my insurer and ditched flood insurance and am still paying ~$1800/pa. I'm a retired age pensioner and simply can't afford this extortion by the insurance companies. Most insurance companies simply won't even look at insuring us. We have very few choices. Many people have simply dropped home insurance altogether. Seriously...
Have you approached your local state MP about it. They should be aware of how difficult its becoming for ordinary Queenslanders to get basic dwelling insurance.

Meanwhile six people have died in these floods - most of them from driving their cars into floodwaters.

Don't do it, people! Even in a four-wheel drive your car floats like a boat and loses contact with the road and then you're off into deeper waters.
don_dunstan
'... Have you approached your local state MP about it. They should be aware of how difficult its becoming for ordinary Queenslanders to get basic dwelling insurance. ... '

You joke, of course.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
What would the impacts have been if inland rail had been in operation ?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
Carnot
I do tend to think some hard decisions need to be made about the future of certain locations for ongoing residential development.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
What would the impacts have been if inland rail had been in operation ?
freightgate

Is there flooding out Toowoomba way?
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
What would the impacts have been if inland rail had been in operation ?

Is there flooding out Toowoomba way?
bevans
Do you live under a rock? Is RP your only source of information?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
What would the impacts have been if inland rail had been in operation ?

Is there flooding out Toowoomba way?
bevans
http://disaster.tr.qld.gov.au/

Its Queensland in Feb. The tropical trough heads south most years and dumping buckets of rain, some years more than others. In the dry tropics, like Gladstone, Rocky, Bowen, Townsville etc its often their main source of annual rainfall and winter is usually sunny clear skys with very little rain and in summer outside these major events often minimal rain as well.

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/synoptic_col.shtml
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Toombul Shopping Centre went under this afternoon.  Frank Lowy hired some University engineers in 1967 who advised him to raise an embankment next to the creek to prevent flooding...

Worked for a while. Until now:
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
I do tend to think some hard decisions need to be made about the future of certain locations for ongoing residential development.
RTT_Rules
I think we can add Lismore to the list.  It's well and truly gone underwater this morning:


People are awaiting rescue in ceiling cavities and roofs.

Murwillumbah will be next.
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

This is not good at all, I hope those undertaking the rescues are also looking at saving and protecting the local pets.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
I do tend to think some hard decisions need to be made about the future of certain locations for ongoing residential development.
I think we can add Lismore to the list.  It's well and truly gone underwater this morning:

People are awaiting rescue in ceiling cavities and roofs.

Murwillumbah will be next.
Carnot
Umm, the thread title is "Queensland Floods", check your map...
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
I do tend to think some hard decisions need to be made about the future of certain locations for ongoing residential development.
I think we can add Lismore to the list.  It's well and truly gone underwater this morning:

People are awaiting rescue in ceiling cavities and roofs.

Murwillumbah will be next.
Umm, the thread title is "Queensland Floods", check your map...
Graham4405
It does not matter mate, threads often overlap into other things.
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

This is looking very very bad and I am concerned about the people in the flooded areas and the pets.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
The insurance claim here for QLD and NSW will run into the 10's of millions!!

Incredible seeing pictures of Lismore tonight, floodwaters are up to the roofs of most buildings!!
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Sydney is heading for a big pounding as well, rain up to 300ml predicted over the next 48 hours, possibly more in pockets.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Everything that's wrong with Qld's planning approval system...
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
Carnot
You going to add Brisbane to the list, or shall I?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The insurance claim here for QLD and NSW will run into the 10's of Billions!!

Incredible seeing pictures of Lismore tonight, floodwaters are up to the roofs of most buildings!!
lsrailfan
corrected
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I can't understand why anyone would live in a town that gets regularly flooded.

I.e. Gympie in Qld, Charlton in Victoria.
You going to add Brisbane to the list, or shall I?
DirtyBallast
Certainly there are many areas of Brisbane that should never have been developed, basically half the city is built on a series of flood plains.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Everything that's wrong with Qld's planning approval system...
Carnot
Pretty much
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Everything that's wrong with Qld's planning approval system...
Carnot
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