Jump to content

Stay safe QLD and NSW!


  • Please log in to reply
342 replies to this topic

#1 Domestic Goddess

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

SES here on the north coast of NSW, has started filling sandbags and delivering them to the elderly and disabled. They have dumped a few truck loads of sand last night already, for those wanting to fill their own bags.

Hopefully the storm moves more land inwards (where they need the rain anyway) as the wind changes north easterly, but in case it doesn't I hope everyone in QLD and NSW is prepared and staying safe. Better to fill the bags and have them there ready to go, than end up cursing yourself for not being prepared. I have been kicking myself twice before for thinking it wouldn't get too bad.



#2 Stellajoy

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

I'm right on the coast so it won't be too bad here but work in Murwillumbah so hoping it doesn't flood

#3 babybeli

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Noticed plenty of SES staff getting of at lismore on today's flight.  They sure seem to be getting ready.  I am glad I dont live in a flood prone area anymore.  Let's hope it's not to bad.  Might not have yo go back to work next week though if it does flood.

#4 Domestic Goddess

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

This country really is one of extremes. First we have a week of bush fires, now we're up for a week of flash flooding.

Australia is not a country for wussies for sure wink.gif

#5 Iliketoflounce

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

I live in Maryborough Qld a Street away from the Mary river we are in a high set house.

ETA it is starting to flood

I hope everyone is safe

Edited by Minnieme4me, 26 January 2013 - 03:19 PM.


#6 jill1972

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Is the Mary River flooding? Bells Bridge must be cut then?


___________

#7 Feral timtam

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Still safe, but $250 more broke now mad.gif

All this rain has caused the septic to overflow. Thanks to the absolute genius who designed the plumbing on this place it's gone straight into the downstairs kitchen.
I am infinitely grateful DH put the groceries away as he brought them in today, otherwise we would have been binning all our food!

#8 .Jerry.

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

Very damp here is Brisbane, but the rain is really further north mostly.
There have been two mini tornados in the last few hours - both near Bundaberg - Bargara and Burnett Heads.  

I am mostly worried for those out and about on the roads in this big wet.

#9 Fire_fly

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

We have just had 2 tornados hit one which I know has done some damage and the other I am as of yet unsure of. No power and we are cut off from town so just waiting it out. It's super windy and very wet!

#10 Copacetic

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Apparently they've had 3 confirmed tornadoes now and I have to admit I'm starting to get a little bit worried and hoping it settles down a bit before it gets to the South East.  We've done what we can to make sure our downstairs doesn't flood, but with the rainfall totals they're talking about I"m not sure that what we've done will be good enough anyway.  

I hope everyone up north is safe.

ETA:  

Looks like more to come:
QUOTE
At 4pm EST, Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald was slow moving over the Central Highlands and Coalfields district, about 75km east northeast of Emerald and 250km west northwest of Gladstone. Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald is expected to move south southeast this evening and through Sunday, contracting into New South Wales on Monday.
Damaging winds, with gusts of around 110km/h are expected over the Wide Bay and Burnett, northern stretches of the Sunshine Coast and northern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district. Wind gusts in excess of 125km/h may occur and this could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.
These conditions are expected to contract southwards into the Southeast Coast district and also extend west to the Great Dividing Range during Sunday, with destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km/h possibly developing, which could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.
There have been multiple reports of tornado activity through the northern Wide Bay this afternoon. Currently radar imagery suggests the strong possibility of a tornado about 30km west of Maryborough moving south southwest at about 50km/h.

Edited by Copacetic, 26 January 2013 - 05:58 PM.


#11 Clever Clogs

Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Pretty amazing storm in the ACT, heaps of flash flooding. It is wild out there.

#12 Iliketoflounce

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (jill1972 @ 26/01/2013, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the Mary River flooding? Bells Bridge must be cut then?


___________

not yet but very soon it will start the water level is high

#13 Iliketoflounce

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice/p...151391811013254

This is what was in bundy now heading towards me sad.gif no im scared

Edited by Minnieme4me, 26 January 2013 - 06:12 PM.


#14 Peanut

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Hope everyone in the Gladstone/Rocky region are doing okay, its on the move south now.  

Take care everyone.

#15 Iliketoflounce

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Peanut @ 26/01/2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hope everyone in the Gladstone/Rocky region are doing okay, its on the move south now.  

Take care everyone.

Some people have power back but it is still raining (I have friends there)

#16 Peanut

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

I hope the flooding isn't too bad in your street/area Minnieme4me, take care.

Edited by Peanut, 26 January 2013 - 06:36 PM.


#17 UncommonSense

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (Peanut @ 26/01/2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hope everyone in the Gladstone/Rocky region are doing okay, its on the move south now.  

Take care everyone.



The Fitzroy has broken its banks.. We managed to get trucks through late today to restock the store I work in.  People are panic buying as they are afraid we'll be cut off for aslong as we were in 2010.  I was so happy to see the truck at the back dock as I left work today.

#18 Peanut

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

Is it looking like the flooding with be as bad as that UncommonSense?  I really hope not.  sad.gif

#19 i-candi

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Stay safe !!!

#20 Fire_fly

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

5 tornados now :-( we are 5min down the road and are being told to stay inside and away from windows. At least we have power now. Hope it's not to bad for all you guys down south.


Edited by Fire_fly, 26 January 2013 - 07:10 PM.


#21 BadCat

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Wow.  sad.gif

Hope everyone stays safe.

Don't forget if you have trouble EB is a great place to get help.  I remember the last lot of floods and all the offers on here of places to stay and such.  Don't be shy to put up your hand if you are in need.  This is one of the things that EB does best.

#22 UncommonSense

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Peanut @ 26/01/2013, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it looking like the flooding with be as bad as that UncommonSense?  I really hope not.  sad.gif



Peanut no I don't think so.. This is the the worst flash flooding i've ever seen and i've lived here all my life.  At the moment the highway into town is open from all sides I think so we're getting supplies in.  We may get cut off we may not, our catchment is huge so its not just dependant on what rain falls on the city.

Fire fly stay safe

#23 madmother

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

4 tornadoes now.

We bought a big generator yesterday. ready for the loss of power...

#24 SusanStoHelit

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Uncommon Sense: love the user name and so apt for the situation! I don't think we're looking at being cut off for that long a time but the ---- (insert long string of expletives) in my town have been panic buying. Seriously, last time people were buying up baby formula because the long life milk sold out mad.gif . I'm braving the shops tomorrow for my usual weekly shop, but expect not to find much. We can live off baked beans, powdered milk and porridge for a week, right? (Hhhmmm, might want to make sure there's going to be no disruption to sewage services before attemting that diet original.gif )

#25 UncommonSense

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Pumpkin are you in Rocky?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Meet the latest baby giving the internet hair envy

"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.

Woman hits back after shop assistant labels her engagement ring as 'pathetic'

A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.

After his grandkids moved away, this grandpa came up with a beautiful way to stay in touch

Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.

20 gorgeous Christmas stocking and sack options

It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.

Dad's genius hack for how to go shopping with a baby

A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.

How I gave birth far too drug-free for my own liking

I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".

Christmas-inspired names for your December baby

Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?

Three-year-old mistakes policeman for Santa, so naturally he goes along with it

When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.

To VBAC or not to VBAC?

"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."

Baby tries broccoli for the first time, immediately regrets it

It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.

'I didn't think I'd have pimples as a grown-up ... then I fell pregnant'

As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.

Stranger's act of kindness helps overwhelmed mum in supermarket

A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.

21 adorable Christmas outfits for your baby

December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.