Brisbane is the Capitol City of Queensland, and where I live. It just hasn’t stopped raining for days, and now it looks like Brisbane is going to start flooding as well. At the moment it is about 8.15 am, and as I’m typing this the rain is teaming, it’s not just raining it is pouring down, and by the look on the radar we have at least another hour or so of this really heavy rain before it turns into showers. I have a feeling a lot of people will not make it to work today, at all.
There are roads already flooded here in Brisbane and outskirts, from the storms the night before last, and again the storms further out last night, and the water usually takes around 2 days to reach the creeks etc. I can hardly hear a thing at the moment, as we have a tin roof, normally I love the tin roof as you can hear the rain and it’s rather nice, but at the moment the noise is horrendous, not as bad as hail but still rather deafening.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen rain this heavy for so long normally it lasts half an hour or so and then it turns into light showers, but there is water everywhere, and a lot of the storm water drains cannot cope with it all. The guttering on the houses, mine included, just can’t hold the volume of water, so naturally the water is going over all the gutters. The only good thing I can say about all the rain is it has kept the temperatures down a lot, we are in our summer months here and normally it’s anywhere from 30deg C to 38deg C, we have had a couple of days were it reached over 40deg C a few summers ago, of course it gets hotter than that in other parts of Australia, but since summer started we have had an average of 28deg C, and today 26 deg C, so as you can see a lot cooler.
Of course Brisbane has flooded before, like other areas in Australia, but you have to feel sorry for the people who have lost everything, and even today for the people who have already gone to work, they may not be able to even get back home, some will have water already in their homes, it’s not going to be a good year for a lot of people.
For the people who live in Australia, please be aware the flood charity scammers are out and about, so be very careful if you are giving money to anyone not to be taken in.
If anyone would like to have a look at some pictures of the floods in Brisbane the Courier Mail has put some up, these are photo’s that people have sent in, as the day goes on they may add more, they usually do as the public sends them in.
For those looking for the North Queensland Floods.
Snakes Emerge as Water Rises. (Update Queensland Floods) 2011 Video.
Floods in Queensland Australia (Video Included)
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