Queensland Floods

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:15
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Have a go at this link if your interested how they are doing up there. The radio announcer is excited.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:25

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:25
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It's great to see rain falling in some parts of Australia. I just wish just a fraction could its way down to the Murray and its tributaries. It made very interesting listening.

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Follow Up By: a convict - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:52

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:52
..great link. Thanks " Old Girl (QLD)"

RE: "I just wish just a fraction could its way down to the Murray"

Ditto !!

Pity 'our' Pollies seem blind to massive 'over flow' water skimming by "King-Cotton", when it is a scam, in plain sight to all of us.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:38

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:38
At the moment is seems to be floods or fire. I don't know which is worse!

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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:53

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:53
Both if they are out of control.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:59

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 18:59
In fact a flood is worse, because nothing can stop it - whereas a fire can be stopped; however a fire can be more destructive. Seems no happy medium in our climate recently.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:24

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:24
Hi Motherhen
Where we live here in country SA, both are common way of life. Having said that, it is still many years since we have had floods. From where I sit, I would say fire are worse, apart from the great damage that it does, it is so cruel to see horses, sheep, cattle and native animals burnt beyond recognition, or staggering around half dead, just waiting for a bullet from a farmers gun it put it out of its cruel misery. Here in Clare, we are able to control the flooding to some degree, but seeing walls of fire many metre high, the sound of gum trees exploding and fire balls hundreds of metres in front of the main fire front is very scary. During my life in Clare, there have been two very bad fires, in 1965, and Ash Wednesday in 1983. The last major flood with over a metre of water through the main street was in 1975.
Neither are nice, but I would rather see water, and to think that those fires in Victoria were deliberately lit, bring back capital punishment.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:32

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:32
Hi Stephen

We went through the Clare Valley in January 2005. My interest was in going to Penwortham as my grandfather and his brothers were born there, and he named the farm here in the west after it. It was all lush and green around Penwortham - absolutely nothing like the farm here!

Nothing stops a flood - but we live high on a hill, so fires are our main danger too.

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Follow Up By: wendys - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:46

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 20:46
Stephen L
Capital punishment is too quick. Lock them up and throw away the key, forever. Where we are, Dandenongs east of Melb, have been 3 devastating fires in my time - 1962, Ash Wednesday in 80's, Ferny Creek in 90's. All deliberately lit.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:17

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 19:17
Will any of that end up in the Coongie lakes coopers creek??
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 12:51

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 12:51
Floods in Long Reach end up in the Coopers. Cloncurry to Birdsville to Lake Eyre North. Charleville to the Darling then sometimes the Mighty Murray. Have a look at Google Maps go sat.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 21:04

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 21:04
Gee whiz, more rain than the 74 floods. I did flood relief in the MT in 74 when I was based in Townsville (Army) think is was two months that the only way for supplies was by air, we were unloading C130s RAAF (Hercules).
The biggest thing I can remember was all the guys (us regs and the local CMF chaps) being shouted a night on the grog by Russ Heinzes, and thats another story to hahahahaha.

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