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#1169246 - 30/01/2013 22:13 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
bundybear Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2010
Posts: 2030
Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
Has anyone heard from SubTropical.

There are no phones down here at the moment and mobiles have been out for days.

6 days without power.

Hopefully Subtropical didn't get submerged as some areas went entirely under.

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#1169250 - 30/01/2013 22:19 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: kaz14]
Maclaw Offline
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Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2539
Loc: Emerald Queensland
Originally Posted By: kaz14
Well suncorp went from approx 400 dollars to 1600 dollars!!
mine went from $1200 to $4000 and I didn't flood, but I changed to Anz got covered for $1600


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#1169253 - 30/01/2013 22:29 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Maclaw]
Maclaw Offline
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Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2539
Loc: Emerald Queensland
That was with Suncorp too. I rang Suncorp and they said because the council and state government weren't doing anything about flood mitigation, that is why they increased premiums. Mine was for house and contents.
I think emerald has just dodged a bullet, because if Oswald had come further inland, we could have been in the same situation again, especially if we'd received 700mm.
Also would love to hear that Subtropical is safe. I enquirer a few days ago but still no word. Drive safe Sandfly.
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#1169257 - 30/01/2013 23:23 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Maclaw]
kaz14 Offline
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Registered: 22/02/2010
Posts: 1259
Loc: Emerald
Hope you have a generator buddy bear. Fingers crossed power is back soon!
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#1169258 - 30/01/2013 23:26 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: kaz14]
bundybear Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2010
Posts: 2030
Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
Thanks Kaz, we have a genny and even a spare we lent to the lady up the road who didn't have one.

Just could have used a 44 of unleaded to keep it running more.

We got power back this arvo, thanks to the Ergon boys who were being choppered in. Not sure our horses were too impressed though when they came up the paddock and over the house at roof level checking the lines before turning it on.

Still no real phone, mobile is working at least tonight so I can contact the world. Was out for 5 days.

But the sun is shining and life is looking better.

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#1169270 - 31/01/2013 05:52 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Sandfly]
brighty Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2011
Posts: 13
Loc: gladstone
Originally Posted By: Sandfly
Well I'm still in Toorbul down near Brissy, going to attempt the drive back to Rocky tommor.
Lets hope the road stays open.


just heard Yeppen lagoon will be risin an flooding might be cut from the south in next 24 hours, hope u make it though in time

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#1169272 - 31/01/2013 06:51 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: brighty]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6230
Loc: Central Qld.
From what I heard on the news yesterday they said they would keep the crossing open there as much as they could and for people not to panic buy. They said they are monitoring it and something about a small amount of water could still mean cars could get through.

Some coastal showers here now , hope they stay short and very light.
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#1169291 - 31/01/2013 09:30 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Vinnie]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Shouldve been some deliveries of fresh food and produce since the highway was open yesterday.... one can hope grin

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#1169297 - 31/01/2013 10:07 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
Homesick FNQ Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2010
Posts: 327
Loc: Tewantin Qld
Have been getting road updates from CQ Flood Updates facebook, they get their info from police and have been reporting it as it comes in. We are getting some water flowing into the Balonne River at last, hope to see it full but not over-flowing. Might be awhile before we can visit our grandson, born yesterday in Tewantin.
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#1169312 - 31/01/2013 11:00 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Adele]
JMac Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2010
Posts: 360
Originally Posted By: Adele
I still remember the post that Kymm had posted about loosing her phone and how she had lost everything. I cried for her that day, and still feel emotional remembering it. It is extremely sad how the people in Emerald and Roma have not only had to deal with the flooding, but are now facing issues with insurance and the lack of flood mitigation from there councils. It would make it difficult to move on. I have changed my insurance company from Suncorp not only because of there inflated costs, but due to their current policies. I think RC needs to get a heart and show some empathy. End of rant...


Me too Adele, I was sitting up all night stuck in a empty house in Dysart, as I had just moved my gear to Emerald - all we had was camp stretchers and the work laptop - and I cried when I read that post from Kymm... it was like the final defeat.

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#1169367 - 31/01/2013 15:24 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: JMac]
kymm Offline
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Registered: 05/04/2008
Posts: 2261
Loc: Emerald, QLD
Thanks everyone. It was without doubt the hardest thing I have to endure in my life and wouldn't wish it upon anyone. Like I said in my previous post, we are 2 years on and we are still recovering financially and emotionally. There are still a lot of things we haven't been able to replace and there were a lot of scenes from the past week that I couldn't bring myself to watch, its all still painfully raw.

In other news, there are cells popping up everywhere on the radar, fingers crossed for some storm action this arvo.

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#1169372 - 31/01/2013 15:35 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: kymm]
Homesick FNQ Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2010
Posts: 327
Loc: Tewantin Qld
Yeah Kymm, I'm watching these pop up on the bom radar, i doubt we'll get any of them here. I have heard some of the locals saying that the Balonne River here at St George is going to go over the bridge with all the rivers and creeks flooded above us and heading this way.
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#1169410 - 31/01/2013 16:57 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Homesick FNQ]
RC Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2007
Posts: 1934
Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
The people bitching about people pricing bread higher then normal really does annoy me...

All I can say is sucked in, the consumer wants the cheapest price for everything, as such most of the dairy farms in the region were forced to shut down, no more flour mills int he region to make flour.... Everything is imported from elsewhere when once that was not the case, all because consumers demand the cheapest price, then when the supply lines get cut they all scream and curse...

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#1169435 - 31/01/2013 17:55 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: kymm]
Homesick FNQ Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2010
Posts: 327
Loc: Tewantin Qld
There seems to be some good storms heading east, above us of course. Still hope to get one break thru and come to us. Emerald has got some starting to show up on the radar.
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#1169444 - 31/01/2013 18:24 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Homesick FNQ]
kaz14 Offline
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Registered: 22/02/2010
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Loc: Emerald
Storm please, no damage though just a good drop of rain and a light show.
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#1169456 - 31/01/2013 18:55 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: kaz14]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6230
Loc: Central Qld.
0.4mm in Yeppoon this morning 1mm in my gauge. Just finished mowing the lawn it took ages it was so long in such a short amount of time it has grown. Was able to still mulch mow it except for the front where although the surface water has gone the underground water is so high that the grass is still soggy to walk on.

My mum just got back from the shopping, usually I do it but she said the shops in Yeppoon were next to empty. What I would like to know is this due to panic buying ? or due to delays on the roads ? How long does this usually go for comparing it to the 2011 floods where I wasn't here ?

Finally the humidity has gone from absolutely shocking and extreme to manageable normal with a breeze of about 10 knots blowing. The dew point back to around 21 deg (thank goodness) and relative humidity in the 60 percents today !

Next week for Yeppoon looks interesting with stronger SE winds and even lower humidity (not dry heat ) but it all makes a difference I guess. 23 deg at night looks cool comparing it to the 25,26 and 27 (last night) that we have been having.
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#1169480 - 31/01/2013 19:47 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: Vinnie]
BlueMoon Offline
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Registered: 03/01/2013
Posts: 186
Loc: Kinka Bch, Cap Coast Qld
Panic buying frown Really glad humidity is lower. Been here 17 yrs and can't recall it being so warm at night like it has been after the rain

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#1169484 - 31/01/2013 20:01 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: BlueMoon]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1572
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Should be some stuff hitting the shelves tonight trucks should have mostly been unloaded by now

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#1169486 - 31/01/2013 20:13 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6230
Loc: Central Qld.
And just as it hits the shelf , the panic buyers will be back stocking up crazy... (hope not! )
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#1169487 - 31/01/2013 20:23 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - January 2013 [Re: RC]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6230
Loc: Central Qld.
Originally Posted By: RC
GFS is jumping all over the place, one run has CQ coastal getting 500+mm the next has it getting 10mm..

I do not think anyone knows what is going to happen.



Amazing looking back at before this happened and how high the models were saying. I really thought that further north eg Townsville and Cairns would cop most of the rain and we wouldn't. For some reason from about Yeppoon southwards the rainfall totals actually were higher than the northern tropics !

I also vaguely recall (can't find the post) that they were predicting an ex cyclone to hit Yeppoon a couple of week earlier (Freda ? I think). Can't imagine how wet it would have been if 2 had hit this region and others.
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