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« on: March 06, 2010, 12:14:33 pm »
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http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/05/aus-flooding-queensland.html

Floodwaters continued to wreak havoc in the outback towns of Australia's Queensland state on Friday, as heavy rains following a prolonged drought swelled rivers to record high levels.

Officials at the Queensland town of St. George ordered the evacuation of homes and an aged-care centre as the town's 3,000 residents prepared for an onrush of water from the nearby Balonne and Maranoa rivers.

St. George, which lies about 500 kilometres west of Brisbane, is just the latest town in the dry deserts of Queensland state to be hit by flood waters, as record rainfall began falling in the region since the weekend.

The town of Birdsville, which lies some 1,100 km further inland than St. George, was among the first communities to be hit by record rainfall, with more than 168 millimetres falling on Sunday ó about as much rain as falls annually, according to local official Scott Gander.

Heavy flooding spread to other communities in the state's southwest deserts, as formerly dry creeks and rivers filled and broke their banks.

Rains could return to some communities
The Queensland government has declared many of the areas under threat disaster areas, including the nearby communities of Charleville and Roma.

Australian meteorologists were also warning Friday that the storm responsible for the torrential rain was drifting east but could drift back west and strike the Charleville a second time.

Emergency sirens wailed for the second time in a week in Charleville on Thursday and business owners began to sandbag their stores.

Dozens of residents were expected to sleep at the local show grounds overnight, on higher ground.



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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 02:56:24 pm »
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poor dogs....they must be confused...




some great images at the ABC website...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/#id=2834355&num=3
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 05:17:31 am »
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I just saw the news....I saw a piece of straight stretch in the Queensland floods with Emus and Roos running along the same track....I want that picture badly...I hope I find it...

here is a huge snake wrapped around a pole...

poor thing...



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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 04:27:26 pm »
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Isn't that an incredible picture?
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 07:52:38 pm »
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It sure is.

It always breaks my heart when I see the animals suffer in floods or fires...

and over here in WA we've had the driest, hotest summer on record...

its just damn unfair...
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 04:41:11 pm »
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Hey Caskur,  have you got a picture of a turtle sitting on top of a fence post, by any chance?
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 05:13:09 pm »
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Hey Caskur,  have you got a picture of a turtle sitting on top of a fence post, by any chance?

No, why? Is there one around?
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 05:15:34 pm »
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lol...google is our friend...

is this the one you're talking about?



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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 05:56:55 pm »
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Caskur, you are absolutely brilliant.  Thanks for that, and thanks for posting it on NTB in the appropriate thread. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 03:04:02 am »
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Its a wonder that thing doesn't tip itself over struggling to get off....

My niece is going to the GalŠpagos Islands when she finishes Uni....she has 1 semester to go and then she gets her Bach. of Science.....she did/is doing Marine Biology and Environmental Science...she passed her exams last year...so she is happy..
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010, 09:18:05 pm »
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Hi ladies. I loved the stir that was caused by the turtle joke. Wink

People can get very precious of their beloved political mobs.

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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 02:38:14 am »
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I am a freelance thinker....I couldn't care what the latest fad is or who the latest popular party is.. I know how to manage money under any conditions.... and clue number one is, pay any debts off you owe before the interest date and never waiver from that EVER..
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 05:32:26 pm »
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Congratulations to your niece Caskur,  co-incidentally one of my nieces did a similar degree.  She went off to study the Cloud Forests in Peru, then off to the Amazon and numerous other places.

So, what I need to know is, is your niece a climate denier or a believer.?   
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 06:08:53 pm »
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Congratulations to your niece Caskur,  co-incidentally one of my nieces did a similar degree.  She went off to study the Cloud Forests in Peru, then off to the Amazon and numerous other places.

So, what I need to know is, is your niece a climate denier or a believer.?   

Her eldest sister already did it and worked for the fisheries "CALM"......that is the aim....the get the government job in the fisheries since crayfishing is the big industry where they live....

and I don't know what she believes....she is just regurgitating what she has to, to pass.. she would have finished at the end of last year but she took a semester off when he dad died....hence, the one semester to go...

I don't think CALM is called CALM anymore though.... I'm not keeping up with the changes...

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