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QUEENSLAND FLOOD'S
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
I seriously hope none of our members are directly affected by the severe floods that have hit queensland in austrailia.
Some of the tv footage is disturbing, and apparently its nowhere near its peak yet, and they reckon it will be worse than the last floods to hit the area, I have just heard on the news of deaths which is always heartbreaking.
The government have damage estimates of $9 billion.... Wow.
I send my best wishes to the people of queensland and austrailia and hope they can come through this with as little disturbance as possible, and hope the death toll is kept to a minimum.
God bless
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Some crazy footage I just came across on the bbc


Link: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12158608...
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
Truly bad situation. I doubt those affected (if anyone of our member lives there) can get on line at all. I read somewhere that there are black-outs due to the flooding
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Yeah apparently brisbane is loosing ALL power tomorrow morning, they must be switching it off themselves to help save lives, because its supposed to get to something like 30+ft deep.... Holy s**t
3 years ago
My sister in law moved into her new house in Toowoomba the morning of the floods. Shocking timing. Telephone/internet lines were down for 8 or 9 hours and noone could get in touch with her. Frightening times, but all was well
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
That's one of the towns on the danger list liam, I remember seeing it earlier, not sure if its on that video footage I posted above
3 years ago
Yeah nasty stuff. She had literally moved there from the gold coast that very morning. Turns out they were pretty unaware of what was going on around them as they were all day in the storage units
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Head for the hills, as they say
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Thank f*&k I live half way up a mountain
Ant (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Good footage you can watch here on FT    
Juveseria (Juventus) 3 years ago
They're really bad, I'm down in NSW and I've been to brisbane and to see areas I've walked on go 7m under water is quite devestating
GreatScot (Rangers)(Footytube Staff) 3 years ago
I've got family that live in Queensland, he says his area isn't the worse affected but there is still a bit of flooding and the machines he use for his forestry business have sunk into the mud caused by all the rain, there's nothing he can do about it though, He is actually in the you. K. Just now as his mother isn't well, but his wife and kids are still over there, I hope the worst of the floods continue to avoid them!
My thoughts go out to all those affected by it though, must be a nightmare!
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Well at least the british government has said it will do all in its power to help, so at least that's something, I'm sure a lot of specialists are gonna' be needed out there by the time this is all over, search teams, medical staff, even military help
GreatScot (Rangers)(Footytube Staff) 3 years ago
They say it could go for weeks yet as it's just the start of monsoon season and its showing no signs of letting up! You know sometimes I think we've got it bad here in the uk when its raining for days or like the winter we just had with temperatures reaching -20 to -25 but its truly nothing compared to what they are having to face out there, I hope all the people are out of the way of it now and can start receiving help!
Heard today that sharks had been spotted in the floods and also plenty of the dangerous wildlife including snakes etc!
Also heard this tragic story about a young boy saving his brother!

Link: www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ve...
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Yeah I seen that story on tv, the neighbour was in a terrible state that they couldn't save the little lad, one I'm sure of many sad stories to emerge
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
Former Villa player (Chris Price) saved by lifeguards.

"Lifeguards found the former defender, 50, face down and not breathing. He recovered but then caught pneumonia. "


Link: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12185025
RyanBB (Newcastle United) 3 years ago
Hey there all. I live in Brisbane, suburb of New Farm, and I'm happy to say I haven't been directly affected, even though, I am in the middle of it, surrounded both sides of the river.

However, indirectly we here have all been affected. Phone congestion, no public transport, road closures, supermarkets emptied, power outages and now the brace for mosquitos and disease as animal carcasses are washing up everywhere.

I had to walk 2 hours to work this morning, a luxury I am happy to do, as I am safe enough to come to work after 3 days of evacuations. I am grateful to be able to come here and have some normality, as mundane as the job is!

I will post pictures of the areas around me, including some of the CBD Riverside.

A popular walkway completely submerged, along it cafe's and views. Gone.



A greater view of the river swallowing the riverside resteraunts. Thankfully the Pig and Whistle did not go under, but has been closed. (where I watch my footy)



The river looking east. Destroyed a multi million dollar floating walkway which curved around newfarm. Early morning of the 13th, a large section of it was torn off by the torrent, and hurled into Moreton Bay.



Another look over the river, with a large concrete section of a jetty, hurling down the river, crashing into moored boats and causing more un-needed devestation.



I want to add that these photo's were taken after I was evacuated from my office, mid-day on the 12th January. The flood did not reach it's peak until 5:00am the morning of the 13th. I will keep you all posted as things develop more.

You're man on Ground Zero; Ryan.
Add me to your footy tube mates.

Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Is there the possibilty of crocs in the brisbane river?
RyanBB (Newcastle United) 3 years ago
Just so you know where I was taking these photo's, with those unfamiliar with Brisbane, this is the Story Bridge, crossing from New Farm / Fortitude Valley, to Kangaroo Point (pictured) Photo is facing South.

Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
Ryan, I am amazed at these photos. Thank God you're alive and well. Hopefully normality will return little by little.
Good luck mate and thanks for the photos
RyanBB (Newcastle United) 3 years ago
Thanks very much mate! Everyone has a story and a tale of this flood, and I'm happy to say mine is no where near as depressing as some of the ones I've heard.

The clean up is going to take months and months. Walking around downtown last night was creepy. Power out, everything closed, and silt everywhere. Just days ago I was dining in the resteraunts and drinking in the bars (ok, maybe the latter more regularly than the former!) but to see it all like this is a bit shocking....

Will get some more photo's up after the weekend. Watch this space.
Jeroen (Barcelona) 3 years ago
Man, that is just horrible. Where are the anti-environmentalists now? Throughout the world, catastrophes like these are happening a lot more often: even here in puny Belgium, where literary no catastrophes ever happen (aside from a teeny-tiny-earthquake every 20 years, a small flood now and then), we've had floods this year. I had to help my sister and brother-in-law out putting sandbags around their house. All fields and forests around their place were flooded. Luckily it wasn't nearly as bad as in Aussie though, but it still was the worst flood in decades.

Edit: Oh, and let's not forget those poor Brazilians: over 500 dead already in the muddy floods:

Link: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12187985...
The video is just shocking: if she falls, she's dead
JestaYNWA (}:-j Footytube Staff }:-j) 3 years ago
I'm in Melbourne in Australia so not directly affected by the floods but the images dominating the television here are deeply disturbing. I still find it hard to believe. Every day since it started I'm grateful that my Mum, Dad and sister recently moved back to Melbourne from northern NSW which is now starting to get cop it a bit as well, and my brother who did live in Brisbane not long ago but he too is back here. Every time we get a heavy downpour now I'm going to be stressing out I think.

I wish all the best to anyone in Queensland, my thoughts are with them through this traumatic time
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Hopefully the worst is over, but theres a lot of misery and work ahead, I just hope the people can get back to some sort of normality, and I hope the austrailian government help get people back to their houses, or rebuilt elsewhere, at their expense, these people will need all the help they can get
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Heres two very lucky guys on a yacht in the brisbane river


Link: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12190292...
Adamaus (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Little slide show good to look at.

Link: news.ninemsn.com.au/slideshowajax/139318/floods-ra...

I actually had my uncle, wife and kids down until the 10th and they went home early because there suburb, in ipswich, was possibly going to go under water in the next day or two.

Also my old next door neighbour and she got evacuated from her apartments in yeronga and sooner that suburb became an island surrounded by water.

On the front of yesterdays paper they had pictures of all those that had been killed, that was pretty disturbing. Worst story i've heard was that a a baby got washed out of its mothers hands just before they were going to get rescued.

Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
Horrific
RyanBB (Newcastle United) 3 years ago
Boots are on. Day-glow. Sunscreen. Shovel and outdoor broom in hand. Off volunteering for the 12:30 shift. Much love my footytube brothers
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
You're a great man RyanBB. Good luck mate.    Keep us posted.
RyanBB (Newcastle United) 3 years ago
Absolutely exhausted. Do it all again tomorrow before the Derby. Met loaded of great people and spirits were high. Helped with 4 houses. Furniture catalogued and thrown out, carpet stripped and mopped, hosed swept like a maniac for 7 hours. The volunteer bbq and a good yarn with peoples horrific stories. Mateship at its best
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Nice one, with that attitude you'll be back to normal in no time, great your helping out ryan, I believe the people not affected have been great helping others
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 3 years ago
I came back from vacation when I heard about this, so I didn't think It was big as QLD gets flooded alot, but when turned on the TV the morning after I came I was so devastated. But It's good to know Australia's Greatest Footballer ever, is helping.


Link: theworldgame.sbs.com.au/australia/news/1039683/Cah...


Link: theworldgame.sbs.com.au/backofthenet/439/Cahill-s-...

And my family just donated $800 and we have a friend that payed $1000, I wish we could pay more, but I guess every little thing counts. So If any of you overseas can donate please, our Northen-Eastern brothers need help
Soccergal293 (Barcelona) 3 years ago
Yeah its been crazy all over BBC though I'm on vacation now and not in Australia so I don't know about it that well. I ususally live in Canberra which is quite far away so I guess were ok. But the funny thing is, its summer here in Australia and usually it hardly ever rains in the summer. I wonder whats up
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 3 years ago
It always floods in QLD, but not like this



   
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