There are reports of looters and a bull shark in the flooded Ipswich suburb of Goodna, west of Brisbane.
Local Councillor Paul Tully says the main street of the Ipswich suburb is four to six metres under water.
He says residents have reported seeing two boats of people breaking into homes along Brisbane Terrace.
“The people who do that in the time of a disaster are despicable – they’re the scum of the Earth,” he said.
He has also warned Ipswich residents to stay out of floodwaters after a bull shark was spotted in the main street of Goodna.
He says sharks are common in the Goodna stretch of the Brisbane river and residents should take care.
“I never would have thought I would ever have seen a bull shark in the main street of Goodna.”
Beware of Snakes in Floodwaters
Brisbane residents should be careful when entering floodwaters, with the number of snakes in the southeast region likely to rise.
Snake catcher Geoff Jacobs, of Brisbane’s southside, said he had been “flat strap” since water inundated numerous suburbs in Queensland’s capital.
“There’ll be a hell of a lot of venomous snakes (including king brown snakes and eastern brown snakes) out there in the next week.”
Photo of shark from Wikimedia Commons. Here
Yes the looters are out and about again, I certainly hope when they catch these people that they throw the book at them. Unfortunately when people have to evacuate, looters move in. It is unfortunate, but it happens in every flood.
Update:- A friend just send me these photo’s.
There have been a lot of reports about snakes everywhere, as places flood, they are getting stuck on debris and are getting washed away with the waters, and then they get onto land, so please everyone, look before you walk, a lot came down from Toowoomba as well. The people in Rockhampton also had trouble with snakes, there has also been reports of snakes taking refuge on people’s steps, so keep your eyes wide open.
The king tide hit Brisbane in the early hours this morning, as soon as I can get a list of places affected I will post. There was reports that it was not going to be as high as predicted. List now available see this post :-
Peak Reach in Brisbane (List of Suburbs Affected) Queensland Floods.