Your pictures of flood from Debbie

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Re: Your pictures of flood from Debbie

Postby dism » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:02 pm

That must be a large percentage of the mooring field at Rocky sunk...

How's looking for the town?

Clarence is almost back to normal height, nothing much to report by pics. Keen to see the waterways north
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Re: Your pictures of flood from Debbie

Postby Troppo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:31 pm

Not looking good for the low areas. Most people know the streets that get flooded. On the south side, one area is known as The Swamp as floods regularly go through it. In the old days is was worker's cottages. The problem with this flood is that it is a real big one. Lots of people hiring trailers to try and move stuff out. Lots of people trying to get stuff up high enough so that if water goes across the floor their gear is out of it. Rocky does have hills, not like Bundaberg which has lots more flats. Folks away from the river flats are okay.

Lots of sight-seers driving around. What happened other years is that water comes up over the roads, police put in "Road Closed" signs and some people ignore them. As they drive through the flood waters, it sends bow waves into people's yards and even into houses. Some places the water was at the floor boards but not inside and people driving past sent waves right inside. Not good.

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Re: Your pictures of flood from Debbie

Postby Troppo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Fitzroy River has peaked at 8.8 metres. That is down from the original forecast of 9.5 metres and down from the revised forecast of 9.0 metres. In practical terms, the flood is still a "Major" one but every centimetre it fails to rise means somebody's house won't get water across the floorboards.

After a few days the water will drop away leaving everything coated in sticky, smelly and dangerous mud. Some of the bugs in the mud (and water) have nearly killed some people I know, just from getting on their skin. One person got splashed on the face with flood water and a huge infection developed requiring hospital treatment. Certainly not safe though I guess given the number of people that get flood water and mud on them, the risk is quite low.

I'll be going down to the boat club to do cleaning.

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