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We've been watching the continuous news coverage about the serious flooding in Queensland today, and to a lesser degree in Northern NSW. We are warm and dry and thankful that we chose to live in a flood-free town. The river here is forecast to rise to 9.2 metres tonight, but it has very high banks and that is considered a minor flood. Even a major flood of 13 metres does not flood the town.
We did have torrential rain from late Saturday afternoon until today, Monday morning, but we escaped the fearful winds which beset some areas, up to 140km/hr apparently. Even though people are warned not to drive or walk in floodwater, there have been 18 rescues of people from vehicles in or washed away in the floodwater, and three dead already, putting the volunteer rescuers at grave risk also. One rescue included a baby winched up into a helicopter. (Click for video)
Barry's son and granddaughter were planning to drive up from the Sydney area today to celebrate Barry's birthday later this week. The roads weren't cut today, but the heavy rain and winds, which includes possibility of trees and debris over roads was rolling down the coast and was too dangerous for travel, so they will be looking at conditions to try again tomorrow. The rain and wind should have passed but there is the possibility of roads being flooded and impassable. So we just have to wait and see.
This was the radar early this morning, then the rain and wind was moving down the coast.
A road in our area, not the highway. Pics from media.
Love and Blessings.