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#1488650 - 02/02/2019 20:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Sandbank Offline
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Registered: 28/03/2017
Posts: 71
My daughter just said the street is flooded. She thought they were pretty dry but water coming up thru the carpet.
Her in_laws isolated for at least 2 weeks. And a very nasty cell approaching. Hang on guys and gals.

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#1488651 - 02/02/2019 20:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Words can't describe the magnitude of this event, just amazing.
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#1488652 - 02/02/2019 20:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
despite the RR Dam gates being opened wider today, inflows are still outpacing outflows, dam now up to 216%. a week ago it was 65%!
dam gets expected to be opened further tonight making flooding around hermit park, rosslea, railway estate worse. Council said that if the heavy rain continues, ie 200mm+ then its possible that up to 20,000 townsville homes could be effected by flood waters by monday.
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#1488654 - 02/02/2019 20:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
Posts: 119
Loc: Ayr
Do you aircon you can turn to dry instead of cool, bi carb soda is bowls or other things that soak up moisture?? When we lived in cairns people talked of humid smelly carpet quickly grew mushrooms type fungi!!! Good luck 😊🏠

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#1488656 - 02/02/2019 20:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: GrannyK]
Snappy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2011
Posts: 55
Loc: Annandale
Originally Posted By: GrannyK
Do you aircon you can turn to dry instead of cool, bi carb soda is bowls or other things that soak up moisture?? When we lived in cairns people talked of humid smelly carpet quickly grew mushrooms type fungi!!! Good luck 😊🏠


We've had the a/c on dry all day here. Has worked well, but you can tell it's working hard to maintain it.
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#1488657 - 02/02/2019 20:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 421
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Our total from Sunday to now has been 959, just started pouring again. Never thought I would want a reprieve from the rain but here we are. A few friends in riverside suburbs have gone to higher ground.

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#1488658 - 02/02/2019 20:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
We've got the aircon running in one of the room and it has helped - but the smell being drawn out of the carpet is just YUCK.
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#1488659 - 02/02/2019 20:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: GrannyK]
Nature's Fury Offline
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Registered: 29/11/2009
Posts: 2545
Loc: Brisbane Western Suburbs
Incredible event continuing up there for you guys. I remember the years of frustration of 'Brownsville' posters on here and now you're getting hammered.

Looking at EC, you have another possible 1.5 metres of rain coming in the next week. However, other models only have a couple hundred mm max. For the locals up there, what would that mean for you if EC's forecast happens? Is the 20,000 homes flooded an optimistic estimate or the worst-case scenario?


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#1488663 - 02/02/2019 20:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rhubarb Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2011
Posts: 782
Loc: West End, Townsville, QLD
Just tipped out another 75mm here in West End, fell in the last 2 hours!!
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#1488665 - 02/02/2019 20:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Nature's Fury]
Sandbank Offline
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Registered: 28/03/2017
Posts: 71
I am told 20,000 is conservative. Authorities scrambling right at this minute with evacuations. My family there cannot believe the amount of water.

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#1488666 - 02/02/2019 20:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Petros Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2002
Posts: 8071
Loc: Maffra, Central Gippsland, Vi...
Best wishes for Townsville.

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#1488667 - 02/02/2019 20:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
Posts: 1231
Loc: maadi Tully area
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Words can't describe the magnitude of this event, just amazing.


Yep its totally mind blowing...and it aint done yet..!

The duration of the event is also staggering...I never thought I'd see such a thing in Brownsville...

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#1488668 - 02/02/2019 20:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Salty Offline
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Registered: 15/12/2018
Posts: 46
Loc: Belgian Gardens
No update on dam level or weir level for over an hour?
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#1488669 - 02/02/2019 20:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6821
Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
My whole house smells, the carpet is wet from humidity - but fairing much better than some around the city!!


I thought most homes up there would be tiles all throughout the house.
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#1488670 - 02/02/2019 20:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Salty]
Nature's Fury Offline
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Registered: 29/11/2009
Posts: 2545
Loc: Brisbane Western Suburbs
Is the Ross River Dam at any threat if the projected falls occur? Surely continued falls would require a mass release of water and even that might not be enough to maintain dam integrity? How much higher than 213% can it go?

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#1488677 - 02/02/2019 21:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Nature's Fury]
MareebaWeather Offline
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Registered: 15/12/2003
Posts: 1837
Loc: Mareeba 17 S 145.2 E
Originally Posted By: Nature's Fury
Is the Ross River Dam at any threat if the projected falls occur? Surely continued falls would require a mass release of water and even that might not be enough to maintain dam integrity? How much higher than 213% can it go?


at 42.75m the centre gate is fully opened then at 43m all gates are fully opened
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#1488679 - 02/02/2019 21:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Salty]
Nature's Fury Offline
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Registered: 29/11/2009
Posts: 2545
Loc: Brisbane Western Suburbs
Is there a graph that shows Ross River Dam levels by metres? I can only find the percentage capacity data.

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#1488680 - 02/02/2019 21:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Nature's Fury]
MareebaWeather Offline
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Registered: 15/12/2003
Posts: 1837
Loc: Mareeba 17 S 145.2 E
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#1488683 - 02/02/2019 21:11 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
Posts: 119
Loc: Ayr
Hi Nature’s fury, this is something we have being talking about for days. Yes it is way to full, I am sure lots of people are concerned. At the moment our local authorities are doing their best walking a lfine line. Releasing 1000 cubic metres per second to try & bring it down, flooding homes, whilst cell after cell drops heavy rain. They can go up to 2100 cubic metres per second by Monday we maybe talking about thousands of homes effected not hundreds. Townsville &!its people are tough, resourceful & helpful & we have the army as well locally. We really won’t know for 48hours I think. Thank you for being interested as we deal with nature’s extremes 😊🙏🏻

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#1488685 - 02/02/2019 21:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: GrannyK]
Nature's Fury Offline
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Registered: 29/11/2009
Posts: 2545
Loc: Brisbane Western Suburbs
Originally Posted By: GrannyK
Hi Nature’s fury, this is something we have being talking about for days. Yes it is way to full, I am sure lots of people are concerned. At the moment our local authorities are doing their best walking a lfine line. Releasing 1000 cubic metres per second to try & bring it down, flooding homes, whilst cell after cell drops heavy rain. They can go up to 2100 cubic metres per second by Monday we maybe talking about thousands of homes effected not hundreds. Townsville &!its people are tough, resourceful & helpful & we have the army as well locally. We really won’t know for 48hours I think. Thank you for being interested as we deal with nature’s extremes 😊🙏🏻


The way this is developing brings back a lot of memories of the 2011 floods in Brisbane/SEQ. We had the same situation with dam capacity and insane amounts of rainfall, although yours is clearly even worse. All the best for you guys up there.

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