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#1420654 - 03/04/2017 22:57 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Can't be good, rescue 300 just flew overhead, heading north towards yamba I'd say

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#1420670 - 04/04/2017 08:02 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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9m Peak now expected Thursday morning.

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#1420680 - 04/04/2017 09:14 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
Vinnie Offline
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Why do people panic buy if the Yeppen highway is open? Supplies can get through.



Edited by Vinnie (04/04/2017 09:14)
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#1420685 - 04/04/2017 09:55 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Morning all. I hope everyone has dry feet still.

Pretty breezy down here this morning.

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#1420709 - 04/04/2017 14:29 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
Vinnie Offline
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How does mail get to Rocky if the airport is as The Morning Bully reports, closed for 2weeks ? By truck?

Also, with school holidays now on how is Yeppoon going to get people coming down here, tourism and hospitality is all the area has really. If the airport closes then do people come here from Gladstone by road?
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#1420714 - 04/04/2017 15:56 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
bundybear Offline
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Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Why do people panic buy if the Yeppen highway is open? Supplies can get through.



Because they are idiots. They also buy all the wrong things. No fresh fruit like apples that can be cooked or eaten raw and don't need a fridge. No tinned fruit. No tinned fish.

There is not one tin of baked beans in my house at any time. If I want baked beans I will make them myself from dried beans.

My panic buy knowing I would be flooded in for a good part of a week or more was 4 litres of fresh milk (I was out in the house) and 2 loaves of bread.

I haven't been shopping in the real sense for 2 weeks and will do some this week because my fresh fruit and veg is looking sad.

I laughed at all the people rushing to the local shop the first day the water went down and they could get there. God forbid they ever suffer any real disaster.

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#1420811 - 05/04/2017 19:16 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Why do we have the navy and all the extra police. I think taxpayers are just paying them to sightsee

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#1420812 - 05/04/2017 19:26 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
la pluie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie


Also, with school holidays now on how is Yeppoon going to get people coming down here, tourism and hospitality is all the area has really. If the airport closes then do people come here from Gladstone by road?


It's a worry, business is very quiet for a school holiday. There was only 1 caravan in the front section of Is View Caravan park.

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#1420822 - 05/04/2017 20:30 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: bradcq]
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Originally Posted By: bradcq
Why do we have the navy and all the extra police. I think taxpayers are just paying them to sightsee
That is exactly what is happening from my observations. The whole event here has been poorly handled by both state and local governments. Have been noting the event to write a letter to both levels of government and the morning bully regarding the incompetence of both levels of government. The cost of this event to taxpayers ratepayers and to business in the region will be astronomical.

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#1420823 - 05/04/2017 20:36 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: raiderpete82]
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Originally Posted By: raiderpete82
Originally Posted By: bradcq
Why do we have the navy and all the extra police. I think taxpayers are just paying them to sightsee
That is exactly what is happening from my observations. The whole event here has been poorly handled by both state and local governments. Have been noting the event to write a letter to both levels of government and the morning bully regarding the incompetence of both levels of government. The cost of this event to taxpayers ratepayers and to business in the region will be astronomical.
Well with all the scare mongering from the Bulletin and local council a week ago about a 100 year record flood and 9.5 meter blah blah blah!,is it any wonder there's no one around.

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#1420849 - 06/04/2017 08:36 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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D-Day for the Fitzroy, water is very high. Good to see Karl Stefanovic getting stuck into the premier on Today this morning about a Levy bank.

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#1420857 - 06/04/2017 09:19 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
D-Day for the Fitzroy, water is very high. Good to see Karl Stefanovic getting stuck into the premier on Today this morning about a Levy bank.
Will peak below the 9m level I think. Levee is neither required nor wanted by the residents most affected by flooding. It's another money grab by mayor and councillors who own property in depot hill and would financially benefit by it being built. As seen in other regions levees do not always work and can actually cause worse damage

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#1420871 - 06/04/2017 11:40 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
RC Offline
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I think I would rather a third bridge over the river.

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#1420876 - 06/04/2017 12:01 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
Hagrid Offline
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How would you do it? I mean with the river running through town and Moores creek ect running off. It would be easier said than done. Then if it was done it would force the water else where?

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#1421059 - 08/04/2017 20:38 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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I think there was once a plan for a bridge to join Dean St and Derby St
There is always afflux with any new structure in a river but normally the bridge bit doesn't cause too much - its the approaches. Bridges are expensive so they try to make that bit as short as possible.
Last i heard if there was to be a third bridge it would go all the way around the city and airport (like a bypass) and it would be like a western levee. Mega bucks though and now there's the new Yeppen bridge.......
Guess the Depot Hill levee would have to be first now......

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#1421076 - 09/04/2017 07:10 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Not sure why they even contemplate a levee especially after what the Lismore levee did. It went over the top so it turned into a dam bank

Depot Hill has been flooding since time immemorial. Every one knows it floods. This flood is nothing out of the ordinary, but the way the politicians and media are going on, you would think it a one in a million year event.

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#1421079 - 09/04/2017 07:57 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Levees are the flavour of the month - places like Roma now have them so now they are the cure-all. Except of course they have a design event limit and its probably more cost effective to buy out the lowest lying properties instead of 'protect' with a levee (which yes, turn into a dam when overtopped).

An ex Rocky-ite it was embarrassing having people ask if the place was going to be ok with all the media beat up. Biggest difference is having the Yeppen open I would say - and that's a positive thing which really hasn't been focussed on like it should.

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#1421283 - 10/04/2017 18:12 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Before I understood the levee idea completely I thought it was a great idea. But with this most recent flood I have realised it's not necessary. I haven't read or heard of anyone especially in Depot Hill complaining about the flood, if anything I read an article of a woman who actually enjoys it. To be honest I would, boating around to get places etc. maybe not the wild animals (snakes) coming into the house. People who live there know it will flood, it's part of their way of life I'd have to say?
Southern media, and our very own Morning Bulletin have been so disturbing and sickening with this event. TMB literally making things out so much worse than what they KNOW it is (being locals) and ch 7 & 9 having their news crews up here for what we know as a big but tame flood, all because people have stated their lack of coverage on events north of SE QLD and the overly dramatic over coverage of less damaging events (Gold coast, NE NSW obviously being a fair call) but it spreads to events prior. TC Marcia a prime example. Far more damaging and coastly than the flood we've just had.

Rant over lol. We don't need a levee! We just need less sensationalism in our newspapers!
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#1421288 - 10/04/2017 18:49 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
Rhys. Offline
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Otherwise it looks to be a fairly cool night tonight all around our region smile
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#1421292 - 10/04/2017 20:01 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rhys.]
ColdFront Offline
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Loc: Wide Bay..Near the beach
Originally Posted By: Rhys.
I haven't read or heard of anyone especially in Depot Hill complaining about the flood


There was a guy on the news last night from that area who's business got hit by a wall of water and he was devastated, breaking down on camera.

I agree on the media comments. Shameless bunch of maggots. Even more so during the TC Debbie debacle. People are being urged to stay indoors and 9 & 7 were engaged in a pissing contest to see how many reporters they could have outdoors the longest. Government intervention is needed. What a circus. Same goes for people driving around in cars during the storm potentially putting the SES workers at unnecessary risk. It's time we adopted WA's warning system and end the stupidity.

The 7 reporter saying the cyclone's eye was affecting Bowen when it was still 60 km's away should be shoot.
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