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    Wet Riding - don't think so

    I guess my week off to go riding with my son before he goes back to school (planned for next week) is not looking too good.

    http://www.funtours.com.au/travel-bl...oods-2011.html

    Not everywhere has had such a dramatically rapid flood event, but right now they say an area roughly the size of San Fran to Salt Lake and up to the Canadian border is under water in Queeensland and northern NSW. It is still p**ssing it down with rain with heaps of towns receiving 200-400mm of rain in the last 3 days and following on from almost continuous heavy rain over the last - seems like forever. By the end of today there will be no exit north, south or west from SE Queensland - only east by boat. Last I heard 8 confirmed dead yesterday and 72 missing with lots more flooding to come in areas previously spared. This is not good. Make it stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise
    I guess my week off to go riding with my son before he goes back to school (planned for next week) is not looking too good.

    http://www.funtours.com.au/travel-bl...oods-2011.html

    Not everywhere has had such a dramatically rapid flood event, but right now they say an area roughly the size of San Fran to Salt Lake and up to the Canadian border is under water in Queeensland and northern NSW. It is still p**ssing it down with rain with heaps of towns receiving 200-400mm of rain in the last 3 days and following on from almost continuous heavy rain over the last - seems like forever. By the end of today there will be no exit north, south or west from SE Queensland - only east by boat. Last I heard 8 confirmed dead yesterday and 72 missing with lots more flooding to come in areas previously spared. This is not good. Make it stop.
    Best wishes to everyone affected. Stay safe for the dry trails to come.

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    Things are getting worse here with Brisbane CBD evacuated from yesterday - Brisbane is Australia's 3rd largest city. The Lockyer Valley was decimated downstream of Toowoomba with over 90 people missing and grave fears for many. Whole families have disappeared.

    Brisbane is tidal whereas Toowoomba is >600m above sea level, so there are 3 crisis tides to come over the next 36 hours and they say at least 3000 residences will totally go under in Brisbane alone. Lots of major rural cities are still cut off including by fixed wing due to airport closures. Some residents have been evacuated up to 5 times since Christmas.

    It has basically stopped raining now, which will help in daylight hours, but it certainly is something to see boats on pontoons, crushed vessels and their moorings and parts of buildings floating down the Brisbane River.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJzamfavmg

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/envi...ther/qldfloods

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