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Queensland Australia flood washing cars away

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZZ-IRON, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    my friend Rob in Seattle and Robert F. Rider Sr on Hamb
    sent me this link he got from his friend Tom who is a 1000 miles from Queensland

    about massive flood waters in Queensland Australia carrying cars away :eek:

    here's the link

    I feel for you guys Down Under i've had my share of flooding but nothing like what's on the news and this video link
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  2. hershambob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,316


    stay safe fellas
  3. skywolf
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,868


    We're O.K. here on the Gold Coast but the flood waters cover an area equal to France and Germany combined.

  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,991

    from Tampa, FL

    Between the fires and the high water, you guys don't seem to get much of a break lately. So sorry to hear this. Hope it gets better real soon. Gary
  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,584

    from Michigan

    Holy crap! I've never seen it like this in the 10 years I've lived there... Stay safe guys an' dolls!! :(
  6. Man... that sux on a massive scale. Flooding pisses me off.
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,616


    It sure looks like that if there was time to film that there was time to get the owners of the cars down there and move them to high ground. About like UH, Fred, I got a good video of your car being washed away in the flood but I was so busy doing the video that I didn't have time to call you, want to see the video?"

    I feel for you folks down there, My favorite park in Texas is in the big middle of a flood plane on the Leon River and gets flooded just about as quickly as that video makes it appear to happen there.
  8. 55olds88
    Joined: Jul 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,384


    yeah the aussies are getting it tough over there at the moment, expect to see a world wide roll on from this too, no coal to China at the moment, no sugar from Aussie and I imagine grain crops too for this season which will drive up costs all over.
    Stay safe you Ockers.
  9. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    ....Never seen anything like this prayers are out to you all....
  10. well thats one way to wash your car.... just remember its just a car.. don't be like that one guy who risked his life to save his jeep...
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  12. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

  13. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 676


    Hoping all are safe, the things can be replaced..................
  14. Docco
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 286

    from Ippy

    My work place will go under (Brisabane, Rocklea). We moved all the welders up high but from what they say i think they'll be flooded aswell. The roads are cut off so i can't get to work, just have to wait it out and see in the next few days.
    Thankfully my house is high and dry...... if anyone needs a hand now or in the next few days just let me know.
  15. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Did that guy say "Do you think we should move our car?" Sucks, but most of those cars in that video could have easily been moved in plenty of time if somebody had just let people know what was happening. To sit there and just film it seems kind of strange.

    Still, there is obviously tons of terrible unavoidable damage. Good luck getting back in shape Oz folks. But most of all, stay safe.
  16. kenb
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 89

    Member Emeritus

    I probably would have done the same thing as the guy who saved his Jeep, but I wouldn't have let myself get caught on film running around out there with an umbrella while I was doing it.

    Stay safe in Queensland folks.

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  17. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    Yikes! How many of you are typing on your laptops from up in a tree?
    Hopefully you can rebuild everything even better than before. Keep in touch, if you can.
  18. It was Toowoomba (pop. app. 130,000) CBD- folks scattered all over. Toowoomba- home of the aussie 'Ohio look'

    Brisbane flood level to peak tomorrow, nature notwithstanding.
  19. RobsHemiA
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 110


    Those cars were parked there by people working all over the area . You would have no hope of finding the owners in the time it took . You have to remember as well that this town is on a mountain , it's not supposed to flood up there . The big concern in this whole situation though is the water that ran through the town then went down into the valley below , and as of right now 10 have died and 90 people are still missing .
  20. Hey guys, being a volunteer with both St John and State Emergency Service and a qualified Paramedic and Trauma nurse I just came home from I think about 40 odd hours in Toowoomba and below at a place called Withcott (I think thats how its spelled?).
    It is every bit as bad as the news is portraying. We were searching through homes that were 7-800 meters from there foundations, some were just wreckage. The houses we knew the owners were still in when they washed away may never be found.
    I never noticed it until I got out of the helicopter back here in Brissy, there is a horrid stink from all that water, I don't know what I am coted in!!
    I vouwed after the Katherine floods in 98 to never work in another, at least this time we didnt need have a No2 with us at all times shooting crocks. Fuck this shit. Im sick of it.

  21. RobsHemiA
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 110


    Hey Doc . I believe they have crocs in the streets further north . The police are on watch . Hows it looking at your place . Im at Deagon , and should be ok .
  22. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Sounds awful. Keep safe guys.
  23. Bald Hills, the creek came up and it looks like some houses were inundated. Water came up my street but not far enough thank fuck.

  24. hopup289
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
    Posts: 27


    crazy to see,im in toowoomba and at the bottom of my street there's a little creek not worth thinkin about....well it was 40m wide and a meter over the bridge with a 20ft shipping container floating along.bridge is chewed out,im on the side of a hill and found my stang in a foot of water with 2 foot of water pushin at the side of my workshop.we are all ok when you see just what happened to our brothers at the bottom of the hill.long road ahead for so many
  25. You will all be sad to hear I found not only the twisted wreckage of what appeared to have been a very nice early 50s Buick? But numerous early Fords (Early Falc's XL etc) and Holden's (One Fx and a lot of latter king'ys etc).

  26. Here on the west coast we know rain but not like that ! You people down there stay safe and I hope your families are all accounted for. Take care , Rob.
  27. Gotta be careful goin' thru those cars, with snakes etc. Steady onward, they'll be hard times, good luck. My folks have a brown snake, plants & cane toads drowned in their garden @ Biggenden.
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  28. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763


    Cars and houses can be replaced, it's the people I have concern for. Will say a prayer tonight for everyones safety.
  29. Yeah, I grew up on a farm at Nagambie just out of Seymore on the Golbern River. I learnt about the snakes as a little tacker, I swear to god it would have taken a miricale to get me into the wheat shed after I saw how many dead Browns and red belly blacks my uncle killed in there.
    I was more worried about crocs here, knew there was a danger of them and saw a LOT after the flood in Katherine in 98. I let the SES guys go in first, Im a coward at heart.

    HopUp, where in Toowoomba are you? We started up there but followed the water. Its not good mate.

    I am glad to hear you and your Stang are ok.........oh and I 'spose the family too......


    PS, The horror of all this could be eased by some cookies...............errr......... yeah, thats right! I will send my address and you send cookies and I will make sure I eat......ummm.........they go to the believe me right!

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