not trying to be inflammatory, as that is def not my intention- are we only relying on SES for rescue? can't they send the army in? I don't know how these things work so I am just asking. they have boats and rescue workers.
Well considering that Toowoomba has their own army barracks, you would think they'd be able to help. I'm not sure why they aren't. I used to live there and it's really distressing watching all this happen. I finally managed to contact a friend of mine up there last night and they are thankfully ok, but in her words "very very wet."
According to the news, Brisbane is going to be hit tomorrow. I read this about half an hour ago.
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman has officially put Brisbane on Flood Alert.
More than 400 streets will be affected by flooding in some way
Below is the list of suburbs where the 455 properties that will be affected on Wednesday 12 January are located. In brackets is the number of properties/parcels of land that will be affected in each suburb.
- Rocklea (80)
- Albion (49)
- Milton (49)
- Auchenflower (40)
- Norman Park (26)
- Pinkenba (26)
- Oxley (19)
- New Farm (17)
- Kangaroo Point (16)
- Bulimba & Sherwood (14 each)
- Yeronga (10)
- Graceville (9)
- Newstead (8)
- Yerongpilly (7)
- Bowen Hills (6)
- Indooroopilly, Windsor (5 each)
- Wacol, Brisbane City, Moggill, East Brisbane, Fortitude Valley (4 each)
- Chelmer, Hemmant, Tennyson (3 each)
- Fairfield, Fig Tree Pocket, Coorparoo, South Brisbane, Lytton, Murrarie (2 each)
My DP works at Rocklea, so I'm guessing he wont be going to work tonight. I just want this all to stop already!!
ETA - I read on a friend's status on FB that the family had indeed been found and they are all OK.
Edited by jayz~mel, 11 January 2011 - 07:49 AM.