when it rains here

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:03
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when it rains here on the gold coast it rains, they have just evacuated pac fair and there are about 30 roads clossed, we have had about 550mls since last night and high tide due at 4 so people are getting worred. i have been here for ten years and never seen it this bad. but on the good side the dam is getting it too.
peter d
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:12

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 12:12
Hi peter,

hope all is ok.

In Redland bay area we have had approx 300mm rain.

Our dam was looking good until the wall broke, and lost half the water. Back to the drawing board

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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 14:28

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 14:28
Is your rig pic you going through the redland bay area? ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:21

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:21
Hi,

the rig pic is when i was in NSW. I would like to find a place like this in Redland Bay though.
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Follow Up By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 16:54

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 16:54
Tony,
Jump on the ferry to Nth Straddie - there are (or were last time I was there) fresh water creek crossings between Flinders beach and the scub - do yo know them?
That's where I thought your photo was taken .
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:00

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:00
wow! you guys think you got it wet, we had rtain for near two days here and we got nearly 20mm, you could bog a duck here
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 14:30

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 14:30
Went up and down the coast today, about 400k's, saw 6 cars in the ditch in the middle of the highway during one of the many torrential downpours...Drive safe!!!
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:47

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 15:47
Anyone considered contacting the SES to see if you could give a hand extracting flooded cars (for large 4WD owners mainly) or assist with winching trees and other debris off roads? Most 4WDers have recovery skills and equipment that could be very useful to the community right now.

This is an excellent opportunity for the 4WD movement to show what we are really made of, and it would do our image with the public absolutely no harm whatsoever. Perhaps a phonecall to the Qld 4WD Associiation to enquire about an "official offer of assistance" to the SES could be organised (followed by a phonecall to Today Tonight/ACA???).
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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:36

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 17:36
It's more fun on the G Coast with a cyclone. Remember in the late 60s and early 70s, 6m to 8m metre waves coming up tallebudgera creek and the top of the wave lapping over the road bridge!
Whats the crab farm out of Labrador like? A metre of water there yet? Remember it being closed for days at a time.

74 floods were good fun too.

See, you can't beat memories, the fish were bigger too :-). Thaaaaaaaat big.
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Follow Up By: peter d - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:22

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:22
was closed today for a while at the crab farm but don't know for how long, i spent the day inside playing solitaire on our $2000 pack of cards with buttons, lol. the rain has finished now at lest it has for last couple of hours anyway.
peter d
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