Well here we go again, there has been very heavy rain in Brisbane where I live which is the Capitol of Queensland, for the last couple of days, and flash flooding has started. Thank goodness it doesn’t seem as bad as last years January floods. This of course is our wet season.
So far there have been evacuations in Burpengary just north of Brisbane, and also some evacuations in Narangba, again just north of Brisbane, and also on the Gold Coast south of Brisbane. There is flooding in most of the coastal areas, and the rain doesn’t look like giving up anytime soon, they are predicting the rain will continue till Sunday 29th Jan 2012.
Picture from the Brisbane Times Picture Gallery
It is Australia Day tomorrow and a lot of celebrations have been cancelled for obvious reasons. There are a lot of roads closed, and a lot of people will not be going to work for a few days I imagine. There will be a lot of hold ups as well on public transport as there is water across some train lines, as well as buses will have to take different routes to get around the closed roads.
For information on closed roads around the Brisbane area go here, for others please check your local paper for the information in your area.
Picture from the Courier Mail Picture Gallery
As I’m typing this, I’m listening to the radio, and things do seem to be getting worse, it is literally pouring outside, very heavy rain, and very noisy. With all the flood water that is around as usual there are always idiots that will try to drive through the waters, 2 more people have just been rescued, honestly when will people learn how dangerous flood waters can be.
Pictures from The Courier Mail Picture Gallery
Some people when they finished work yesterday found their cars either washed down the creek, or flood waters up to the car doors. Please anyone living in Queensland or visiting be very careful if you have to drive on the roads, there have been small accidents everywhere, the rain is so heavy it is hard to see the road clearly, and there is a lot of water on the sides of the roads as well.
Courier Mail Picture Gallery – Brisbane Times Picture Gallery