Posted by: ottok88 | December 10, 2010

Heavy Rain in Australia

i just read on the internet nerws, about heavy, flooding rains in Eastern Australia! I’m thinking of a blogging friend in Canberra. She lives there with her new husband. I hope and pray they are safe!

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  1. Thank you! We are fine – I had some friends in Queensland and the Northern Territory email us as well – it seems it got a lot of media coverage!

    My brother lives in Wagga Wagga which was one of the first placaes to be affected – luckilly he and his girlfriend live higher up in the town so they didn’t have to evacuate, but he sent us some pictures that were similar to what we saw on the news – shops flooded and high water!

    Then earlier last week, parts of Queanbeyan flooded – Queanbeyan is about half an hour outside of Canberra. It’s a bit silly really, but to get in or out of the main road, you have to go over a bridge over a bridge. Beceause they shifted dirt around for the bridge, you have to go down a little dip in the road that it pretty much at river height before you can go over the bridge! It’s a little stupid really, because of course when the river goes up, that road has to close (it’s one of two exits out of that side of the town). They said they’re going to fix that now and lift the road up.

    I think it caught a lot of people by suprise because we haven’t had a lot of rain in the last decade or so, but it happened in the early 80’s and three or four times in the 70s! My aunty actually got evacuated as part of it, but it was all over in less than 12 hours – she got a phone call from my great uncle at twenty to six in the morning saying she needed to evacuate, and she was back in her house by 5pm – it was a pretty quick rise and fall of the water.

    If you’ve got time to kill, there’s a lot of local coverage here:
    http://the-riotact.com/captains-flat-dam-failure-warning.html


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