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Over 50 suburbs currently have flooding. 1200 streets and 4100 homes expected to flood in Brisbane by Thursday afternoon.

Public transport is winding down. Trains running on a public holiday timetable. Buses are decreasing in frequency and intend to halt.

Mobile services are congested or down. All phone companies urge people to keep phone calls brief and would also like to remind people that you can call 000 without credit and without a sim card inserted.

The Goodwill bridge is on the brink of collapsing from getting hit by boats, pontoons, trees and other debris.

Army and government are debating to destroy or sink the Moggil Ferry and "The Island" to prevent further damage downstream.

Port of Brisbane officially shut, only open for emergency supplies via Police escort.

3/4 of queensland declared natural disaster zone.

12 now confirmed dead, 51 missing (40 people recovered alive), 9 "grave concerns" as at 1500 12.01.11.

Looting has been reported. The mayor "would like to use the looters as flood markers"

River expected to peak worse than the 1974 floods.

Bremer river has burst its banks affecting over 4000 homes. Over 1500 people camped at Ipswich evac grounds as of 1600 12,01,2011. Ipswich is 1/3 under water[/B]

3585 in evac centres in Brisbane

The Sewerage stations are overwhelmed and flooded resulting in increased sewerage in flood waters. Warnings to not swim in flood waters and do not get water in mouth. People died from disease after swimming in floodwaters in 1974.

Tap water is safe to drink despite rumors.

Brisbane River is currently 4.1 metres
Bremer River is currently 20.2

Water expected to rise an additional meter by tomorrow afternoon.

Flood waters are expected to take 3 to 4 days to recede back to pre flood levels. This is after the peak that is expected tomorrow afternoon.

Power outages:
customers affected: approximately 113236
customers restored: approximately 4914

NO GO/DANGER ZONES

No-go areas are either currently affected by flooding, anticipated to be affected by flooding or closed to all traffic. Danger zones are areas that travel should be limited to unless essential. If essential, drivers are to proceed with extreme caution. Please also consult other road closures as detailed below for your region.

The following roads are no-go/danger zones for travellers:
Barwon Highway - west of Goondiwindi
Brisbane Valley Highway at Split Yard Creek, Fernvale
Bruce Highway - north of Gladstone
Bruce Highway - south of Gympie
Bruce Highway- closed Federal
Canarvon Highway - north of Injune
Cunningham Highway - between Warwick and Inglewood
D'Aguilar Highway - closed at 4 points from Kilcoy Creek
Dawson Highway - Calliope to Springsure
Fitzroy Development Rd - north of Taroom
Gore Highway - Pampas and Brookstead
Ipswich Motorway - closed at Goodna and Redbank
Leichardt Highway - north of Wandoan
Moonee Highway - west of Moonee
Mount Lindesay Highway is closed at Jimboomba
New England Highway - between Toowoomba and Warwick
Warrego Highway - closed from Marburg Range to Toowoomba range in both directions, and west of Dalby
All roads West and North of Brisbane are currently impacted
All roads west of the Darling Downs are also impacted
There are major impacts on all Central Queensland road networks with continued heavy rain and further disruptions likely


Currently evacuating:
Caboolture
Strathpine
Fairfield
Dayboro
West End
Burpengary
Hawthorne
Brisbane Inner City
Forrest Hill
SouthBank
Ipswich - possible 19m peak as early as tonight!
Port of Brisbane
Woodford
Many more

Motorists are advised the following main roads are closed in Brisbane:
• Paradise Road at Pallara
• Illawina Street, Parkinson
• Bowman Parade outside the Bowls Club
• Boscombe Street at Brookfield
• Paradise Road, Acacia Ridge
• Ithaca Creek, Bowman Pde – near the Bowls Club at Ashgrove
• Todds Road, Lawnton - the creek crossing
• South Pine Road and Mott Street, Strathpine – near the railway underpass
• Youngs Crossing Road, Petrie
• East West Arterial lane, fast lane heading west between Nudgee Road and Sandgate Road is unpassable.
• Main Myrtle Town Road at Pinkenba
• Main Beach Road at Pinkenba
• Bells Pocket Road intersection with Lawton Pocket Road at Strathpine.
• Coronation Drive from the City out to Toowong – outbound lane closest to the river has water over it.
• Motorists in Woollongabba have been warned to take care as several manholes are missing covers on Stanley Street
• Widdop St between Gellibrand and Masefield St, Clayfield. Residents can access via Franz Rd and Sandgate Rd. Due to Widdop St being closed, Eliza St Wongard St and Noble St are also impacted.
• D'Aguliar Highway at Kilcoy.

Other roads closed
Fox St, Albion
Bowman Rd, Bardon
Kangaroo Gully Rd, Bellbowerie
Lancing St, Pullenvale
Paradise Rd, Larapinta
Illaweena St, Drewvale
Youngs Crossing Rd, Joyner
Wembley Rd, Berrinba
Rafting Ground Rd at Rees Way, Greentrees Ave and Deerhurst Rd, Brookfield
Widdop St, Clayfield
Melton St, Nundah
Egmont St, Sherwood
Gap Creek Rd, Brookfield
Marshall Rd, Rocklea
Formosa Rd between Stanborough Rd and Dairy Swamp Rd, Gumdale
Murphys Creek Rd, Lockyer
Manly Rd between New Cleveland Rd and Castlerea St, Manly
Ropley Rd, Wynnum West
Rosewood Warrill View Rd, Rosewood
Massey Street between Sykes St and Morgan Street at Bartleys Hill Resevoir, Ascot.
Oxley Road between Oxley Station and Cook Street, Oxley.
Blunder Road exit from the Ipswich Motorway westbound at Oxley

The following roads are flood affected in Brisbane:
• Colleges Crossing.
• Main Beach Road and Dickson Rd Pinkenba.
• Youngs Crossing Rd between Dayboro Rd and Protheroe, Joyner.
• Marshall Road Rocklea between Gilmour Rd and Granard Rd.
• Boscombe Rd between Rafting Ground Rd & Brookfield, Brookfield.
• Old Gympie Road between South Pine Rd and Bunnings.
• Bells Pocket Road between Shakespeare Rd and Lawnton Pocket Rd.
• Paradise Rd between Learoyd St and Beaudesert Rd, Acacia Ridge.
• Telegraph Rd at Norris Road, Bracken Ridge
• Gympie Road and Wallin St, Kedron blocked both directions.
• Colburn Ave Victoria Point near Football Club.
• Abeya St and Boundary Rd, Thornlands.
• Pfingst Rd and Leckie Rd, Wavell Heights.
• Kitchener Rd, Gympie Rd and Turner Rd, Kedron
• Sandy Camp Rd, Wynnum West.
• Barcham St, Eagle Farm.
• Gympie Rd and Gayford St, Aspley.
• Oxley Rd, Oxley.
• Bowhill Rd, Durack and Willawong.
• Rafting Ground Rd, Brookfield
• Shaw Rd at Handford Rd, Wavell Heights.
• Rochedale Rd, Rochdale South.
• Avalon Rd, Sheldon.
• New Cleveland Rd and Chelsea Rd, Gumdale.
• Robinson Rd West, Geebung
• Samford Rd between Ferny Way and Patricks Rd, Ferny Grove.
• Albany Creek Rd near Keong Rd, Albany Creek.
• Lansbury Ave, Ashgrove.
• Ferric St, Virgina (Bus depot).
• University Rd and Don Young Rd, Nathan.
• Gap Creek Rd before Brisbane Forest.
• Gowan Rd before Illaweena Rd, Drewvale.
• Althorp Rd, Bridgeman Downs.
• Bennett Rd, The Gap.
• Mt Cotton Rd and Panorama Rd.
• Goodfellows Rd, Kallangur
• Kremzow Rd, Brendale.
• Marsden Rd, Kallangur.
• Dohles Rocks Rd southbound entry to Bruce Highway.
• Second Ave and Flinders Pde, Sandgate.
• Henderson Rd, Deagon
• Manly Rd between New Cleveland Rd and Castlerea St, Tingalpa.
• Duffield Rd, Kallangur
• Kensington Way at Sovereign Way, Bray Park
• Mt Nebo Rd between McCarthy’s Lookout and Camp Mountain Rd Lookout.
• Nellies Lane and Brickworks Rd, Kallangur.
• Anzac Ave between Brays Rd and northern entry to Bruce Highway.
• Anzac Ave at the Redcliff round about Rothwell.
• Drapers Crossing at Draper.
• Warrego Highway and Shaw Rd, Hattonvale. Crews are attending with signage.
• Saltash St between Rudley St and Telford St, Virginia.
• Nelson Rd, Lawnton.
• Gympie Rd, Bald Hills.
• Wacol Station Rd, Sumner.
• Melbourne St, Wilston.
• Lemke Rd, Fitzgibbon.
• Northey St, Windsor.
• Molle Rd, Ransome.
• Leis Parade Lawnton

Area's expected to flood:
* Albion
* Auchenflower
* Bowen Hills
* Brisbane City
* Bulimba
* Chelmer
* Coorparoo
* East Brisbane
* Fairfield
* Fig Tree Pocket
* Fortitude Valley
* Graceville
* Hemmant
* Indooroopilly
* Kangaroo Point
* Lytton
* Milton
* Moggill
* Murrarie
* New Farm
* Newstead
* Norman Park
* Oxley
* Pinkenba
* Rocklea
* Sherwood
* South Brisbane
* Tennyson
* Yeronga
* Yerongpilly
* Wacol
* West End
* Windsor

Sandbags are available free of charge at the following locations:
Guyatt Park, Bryce Street, St Lucia
Botticelli Street Park, Botticelli Street, Fig Tree Pocket
Hawthorne Park, Cnr Park and Oak Street, East Brisbane
Perrin Park, Josling St, Taringa
Darra Works Depot, Shamrock Rd, Darra
Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside
Newmarket SES Depot, Wilston Rd, Newmarket (in carpark off Erneton Street)
Zillmere Works Depot, Jennings Street, Zillmere
Stafford Works Depot, Turner Road, Kedron

Quoted "Wivenhoe Dam emergeny 'fuse plug' spills at 75.2M as the fuse plug dissipates when it gets so high as it's built with soft material like sand so that when water reaches that point, the sand washes away allowing the water to escape:

Secondary Spillway
Type Ogee crest spillway with limited
concrete lining controlled by fuse
plug embankments
Number of Fuse Plug Embankments 3
Size of each Fuse Plug Embankment Bay 1 (centre) 34m wide
Bay 2 (LHS) 64m wide
Bay 3 (RHS) 65m wide
Initiation Levels Bay 1 (centre) EL75.7
Bay 2 (LHS) EL76.2
Bay 3 (RHS) EL76.7


The Gates are designed to be submersed after 73M on the provision the gates cannot release fast enough they use the above method!"

Latest dam levels | Seqwater
Lord Mayor warns 6500 homes and businesses around Brisbane will go under as the city's flood crisis worsens | Courier Mail
Brisbane Flood Maps and related information
http://www.watergrid.com.au/news/18
AustralianPolitics.com
Brisbane and Queensland area Fire and Rescue Live Scanner Audio Feed
Traffic cameras (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
Unplanned Power Outage, Blackout, Electricity Supply - ENERGEX
DMR - Traffic & Travel Information - Static
List of Brisbane suburb flood maps - thanks to @lexiphanic #QldFloods #TheBigWet | Facebook
Looters spotted in flooded Goodna | News.com.au
http://highload.131940.qld.gov.au/

PM ME IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE GETTING SANDBAGS ON NORTHSIDE. HAVE A TRUCK AND WILLING TO DO A FEW TRIPS BEFORE WEATHER GETS TOO BAD

Residents requiring assistance with property damage or flooding within their property boundary should contact the SES on 132 500.

To report downed trees outside of your property boundary or issues with stormwater drains, contact Council on 3403 8888.

To report fallen powerlines, phone Energex on 13 19 62.
 
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Guys...any posts not relevant to these floods will be removed.

to the OP, I will allow posts for other regions that may be looking at floods.
 

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Guys...any posts not relevant to these floods will be removed.

to the OP, I will allow posts for other regions that may be looking at floods.
Thanks mate, feel free to change title if necessary. I will keep updating the first post
 

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Girl Friend Just text me saying the the just got door knocked asking to leave. She lives at Burpengary just south of Morayfeild.
 

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I just drove across the bridge where the Bruce Hwy and Gateway Motorway join, its only about 1 metre above water, so I suspect it will soon be cut off. So I advise people to rethink any unnecessary driving down the Highways.
 

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Just a reminder, this thread is for warnings etc. Not photos etc.
 
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