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Well its the calm before the storm here so to speak in sunny old Brisbane Australia!!. We had a fair old storm yesterday and high tide around 1.30pm we had a bit of local flooding. This afternoon we are expecting a king tide around 3pm and combined with water release from our main catchment dam (its currently at 190% capacity) we are apparently going to see levels that may surpass the 1974 floods here . Thursday is expected to be our main problem day, i'm good at home, nice and high .. ..i helped some friends move some gear and personal belongings into my shed last night, and may have a guest or two sleeping on the lounge chairs for a few nights. I work at the local airport, its looking like we may have to pull an all nighter to keep an eye on things and make sure power and lights are on the runway, but working on our predictions we should be right . . .clouds are out on the horizon again, so hopefully that stays back for a bit. .. fingers crossed!!
Here's some pics of yesterday, i'll update with some more if we see worse in the next few days






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Stay safe! I grew up where it flooded at least once a year, but nothing like that!
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man that is to much, yall stay safe
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Keep that Ironhead above the waterline mate. Wouldn't want to get all that new chrome messed up!
Bet you are having fun out at the airport. I see it is still open but you have to wonder for how long?
I was supposed to go to Brisbane but I don't think that is going to be happening by the look of things.

WTF is that bike and sidecar in your flood pics? MZ??

Best of luck with the high tide this arvo mate.
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That snake is not having a good day.

Hope everyone down there comes out of this OK.

When I look at these pictures I can't help but think of a commercial from an Australian beer company (Fosters?): "From Australia - the driest continent on Earth".

Prayers up.
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More flood news on the Brisbane newspaper website here

http://www.couriermail.com.au/

They are saying it will get worse in the next 24 hours with a king tide at 4am backing up floodwaters even more.
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That snake is not having a good day.

Hope everyone down there comes out of this OK.

When I look at these pictures I can't help but think of a commercial from an Australian beer company (Fosters?): "From Australia - the driest continent on Earth".

Prayers up.
That is the bizarre thing, we just had 10 years of drought, record dry years etc and Brisbane last year built seawater desalination plants to supply the city with water. Now it is under water.
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We will be right mate . . .runway is at 5.43AHD . . .its going to take a bit to stop us!! . . although linking taxiways, some sub stations and remote gensets are a little low for our liking . The 77 is high and dry, checked on her last night, yeh don't know what that old bike is . .silly bugger, looks like his Mrs was giving him a tongue lashing!!. Give me a yell if you come down, we will catch up for a beer in the terminal

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Keep that Ironhead above the waterline mate. Wouldn't want to get all that new chrome messed up!
Bet you are having fun out at the airport. I see it is still open but you have to wonder for how long?
My income insurance company wanted me to fly down to Brisbane on Friday to see their doctor but I don't think that is going to be happening by the look of things.

WTF is that bike and sidecar in your flood pics? MZ??

Best of luck with the high tide this arvo mate.
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We are still on water restrictions Hopper. . ..can't hose your driveway or wash the car even
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