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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:26 am

I'm sorry to hear about the situation. I hope no more people will have to die.

Almost all of Germany reports flooding. Right now, the South of Germany, where I live, is hit hardest. Tomorrow, we expect more heavy rain.

Here is s a video, -I like it because the Rescue men and TV journalists in a boat are making light of a serious sitation and greet the one who filmed this with a cheerful Latin: "Salve!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G1-JwqD47o


Here is another one, which shows how protective walls try to keep the river from flooding Zell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMwXJGyFaM
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Postby Annapurna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:00 pm

Thanks, Kim. I look forward to reading it, in case you write it.
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby christopher::: » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Unfortunately, the cars being thrown around by muddy waves can make swimming difficult...

Just terrible.

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby pilgrim » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:40 pm

The FWBO has a centre in Toowoomba, one of the towns badly affected.

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:13 pm

Hello all,


Waters from the Brisbane River flood the bikepath at Southbank. (User submitted: Chris McDowall)
The death toll from south-east Queensland's flood crisis has risen to 10, as Brisbane and Ipswich prepare for unprecedented flooding over the next two days.
Heavy rain, releases from the giant Wivenhoe Dam and high tides are set to combine to cause major flood peaks in the cities.
The number of missing people has been revised upwards to 78, and there are serious concerns for 18 of those people.
Photos:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 ... 110921.htm


http://www.buddhistcouncilofqueensland.org/node/24

Hopefully floods will abate quickly. I'm not personally affected - other than by road closures.

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby PeterB » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:20 pm

Metta metta metta..

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks Peter!

This is today's Brisbane paper, with lots of info.

But a happy side-note is a picture of a man emerging from the flooded river carrying a little kangaroo which would have drowned. anumodana!!!

I’VE GOT YOU, MATE!
Man risks life to save kangaroo.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby zavk » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:40 pm

Hi Chris

Was looking at the photos... a strange feeling to recognise some of the places, some of them very close to where I used to live. Oh, is the hermitage affected? I'm guessing it is ok since it is on high ground. But is access to the property difficult?
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:42 am

Hi Ed,

I was trying to go from Everton Park to Annerly today (my day off). I got turned towards U.Q. by police at a roadblock near Red Hill and then spent an hour hopelessly lost around Indooroopilly/Toowong – everywhere I went had flooding.
Southbank is a mess. Riverside Restaurant at Toowong is a semi-submerged island in the river. All Brisbane buses have been cancelled. Trains still running on a much reduced service and not stopping at South Brisbane. CBD has had all electricity cut off and all mobile phone stations are switching to battery.
My son has just called from Sydney – has a friend in New Farm looking for a place to sleep for a couple of nights – New Farm flat is flooded. Will take her into his house at Annerley.

Dhammagiri – roads to Kholo and Mt Crosby cut. Bhante Dhammasiha is in Thailand for Ajahn Chah Memorial ceremonies. Paul the layman and a young Sri Lankan bhikkhu Ven. Siddatha are at Dhammagiri – but food in the pantry for Paul to offer.

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby zavk » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:25 am

I saw a photo of Kholo Creek and that reminded me of the hermitage. Good to hear that there is food stored there. A friend on Facebook has been posting photos of Orleigh Park at West End--I can only see the top a street sign! I'm gobsmacked. Another friend was at St Lucia (up to her armpits in murky water she said) helping out.

FYI, those not in Australia: A huge river runs through the Brisbane CBD, inner city suburbs, and through many non-metropolitan areas actually....

May the situation improve after the predicted flood peak tomorrow.
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:35 am

Unbelievable! May you and your friends stay safe, Ed & Chris. Here's a recent video someone took of cars being washed away in a parking lot that's being played on American stations....

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Annapurna » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Is everybody ok?

I just watched the news. Terrible. :(
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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:30 pm

Hello Anna,

All my friends and rellies are O.K. One girl is staying with me, who was iving at New Farm. She's going to try to go back today to see what needs to be cleaned. I couldn't get to work yesterday because of flooding. It is receding now and the clean-up operation will take weeks.

Here are some photos taken over the last two days:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2011/ ... 110791.htm

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Re: Flooding in Australia, everyone okay?

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:48 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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