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Nature’s DoS Attack on Australia

Posted by feww on January 2, 2011

Australia’s “Day of Reckoning?”

Floods Spread Threatening Other Regions of Australia

[DoS Attack: Denial of Service Attack]

UPDATE @ 14:30UTC, SUNDAY JANUARY 2, 2011

Australian Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Regional Office has issued the following TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

DAMAGING WIND, FLASH FLOODING, LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Maranoa and Warrego Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:11 am Monday, 3 January 2011.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Charleville, Tambo, Springsure, Augathella and Mantuan Downs.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 3:15 am.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Emergency Management Queensland would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING Map. Source: BOM. Click image to enlarge.

MTSAT-1R image of Australia Region


Image Source: Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT-1R via Bureau of Meteorology. Captured: Sunday 2 January 2011 06:30 UTC.  Click images to enlarge.

Fires in Sizzling West Australia


Western Australia was plagued by high temperatures that climbed to more than 40ºC (104º F) over the Christmas holiday and beyond. Hot, dry conditions appear to have caused large wildfires west of Pemberton. This natural-color image was captured by
MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on December 29, 2010.  Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (551 KB, JPEG)

Flooded Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia


An aerial view of partially submerged houses in flooded Rockhampton in Australia’s state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia’s coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge.  REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
. Click here for Reuters Image Gallery.

Warnings for Queensland:

Tropical Cyclone: Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information

Current Warnings for New South Wales

Tropical Cyclone: Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information

Current Warnings for Victoria

Current Warnings for South Australia

Current Warnings for Tasmania

Current Warnings for Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone: Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information

Current Warnings for Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone: Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information

Current Warnings for Northern Territory:

Tropical Cyclone: Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information

Related Links:

Links to Other Australian Disasters

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