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QLD Floods: Brisbane Under Seige

Posted by feww on January 12, 2011

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The Worst Is Yet to Come: FIRE-EARTH

Australian cities under siege as flood crisis worsens

Up to 50,000 properties in Brisbane are to be affected by floods as Brisbane River rises to expected peak of 4.5m Wednesday and 5.5m Thursday

Up to 2,000 people have already been evacuated from Brisbane homes and the figure is rising, local reports say.

Floodwaters are expected to submerge at least 50 Brisbane suburbs as the Brisbane River rises to 4.5m this afternoon before surging to a forecast peak of 5.5m by Thursday.

FIRE-EARTH believes the peak could potentially top 7m.

Brisbane residents are told to brace themselves for the worst flooding in 150 years.

New flood modeling shows that 19,700 homes and 3,500 businesses in 2,100 streets could be inundated in Brisbane.

Up to 50,000 buildings could be affected by flooding by Thursday.

Intense rain in Queensland


Image made from the Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) based on data from the TRMM shows heavy rainfall in SE corner of Queensland, west and NW of Brisbane area on January 10. Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland and Australia’s third largest city. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

Dead Or Missing

The number of people killed by QLD’s Toowoomba area flash floods in the past 48 hours has climbed to 10, with more than 90 people still unaccounted for, the Queensland premier Ms Bligh said.

“It’s very sad overnight, we’ve seen even further notifications of missing people,” she told reporters.

“The police now are searching for more than 90 people. These are people who their families can no longer contact or find them.”

The total of reported flood-related deaths in Queensland since December 2010 currently stands at 20.

FLOOD UPDATES:

For Brisbane flood updates see comments section at the bottom of this page.

Brisbane Flood Map

Larger Flood Maps (PDF)

More Rain on the Way?


Source: Image from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT-1R via Bureau of Meteorology. Posted on 12 January 2011 03:29UTC

Maryborough to Gold Coast River Condition


Maryborough to Gold Coast 24-hr Rainfall


Queensland Flood Map [12 Jan 2011]

NSW Flood Map [12 Jan 2011]


Source: BOM

Latest Weather Observations for the Brisbane Area

Queensland Warnings Summary

Australia’s Latest Weather Warnings

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5 Responses to “QLD Floods: Brisbane Under Seige”

  1. From the hottest weather to floods in a matter of 2 days shows climate change effects and now the earth could be trying to recover.

  2. Aussie said

    Update: 19,700 homes and 3,500 businesses affected in flooding in Brisbane, over 100,000 properties are without electricity, 12 dead, down to 67 missing, water has been cut off in a lot of suburbs, 1500 Ipswich residents evacuated, river peak at 4am 13 Jan by 5.2 metres, Bullshark seen swimming in Goodna, residents of Chinchilla and Condamine have returned after 10 days to start their clean up/recovery and had to be evacuated again as another flood hit

    • feww said

      Aussie,
      Can you provide links to your source(s) so that the readers could verify the update?

      If you live in the Brisbane area and have Internet access tomorrow, perhaps you can send an update, together with links, after Brisbane River has peaked.

      The number of QLD flood victims since December has climed to 22. Of those 12 were killed in Lockyer Valley in the past two days.

  3. feww said

    Death toll in QLD flash floods has reached at least 12 in the past 48 hours (22 since December), with more than 70 people reported as missing, as large parts of the state are declared disaster zones.

    Havoc as flood peak hits Brisbane
    Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their properties as the Brisbane River hit the first of two predicted major tidal flood peaks in the Queensland capital this afternoon.

    Homes and businesses were inundated in more than 30 suburbs as the river, swollen by water being discharged from the overloaded Wivenhoe Dam, reached 4.2 metres and rising.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/12/3111441.htm

    Havoc as flood peak hits Brisbane
    Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their properties as the Brisbane River hit the first of two predicted tidal flood peaks in the Queensland capital this afternoon.

    Homes and businesses were inundated in more than 30 suburbs as the river, swollen by water being discharged from the overloaded Wivenhoe Dam, reached 4.2 metres and rising.http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/12/3111441.htm

    Killer tide continues its march
    Brisbane residents have been warned that complete suburbs could go under, as floodwaters begin to inundate riverside homes, and the pontoon of the award-winning Drift Cafe on the river floats away.

    Major flooding is also expected across the border in NSW today. With the Clarence River expected to peak at seven metres, evacuations are under way in Grafton.http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/flood-death-toll-rises-to-12-as-killer-tide-continues-its-march-20110112-19my3.html

    Unrelenting tide grips Brisbane, Ipswich
    January 12, 2011 – 1:19PM

    (AAP) Flood waters are already affecting 35 Brisbane suburbs, and Ipswich’s CBD has been swamped and 3000 homes inundated, with both cities expected to experience flood levels at or beyond what was seen during the catastrophic 1974 floods.

    At Ipswich, the Bremer River has broken its banks and sent water surging though the CBD, flooding some businesses to ceiling height.http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/unrelenting-tide-grips-brisbane-ipswich-20110112-19mvs.html

    New South Wales

    Towns cut off as swollen rivers keep rising
    January 12, 2011
    TOWNS in NSW have so far been spared the pain overwhelming Queensland, but thousands of residents have been stranded as rivers have risen and floods have cut off towns around Tenterfield and Grafton.http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/towns-cut-off-as-swollen-rivers-keep-rising-20110111-19mrj.html

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