Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Severe Weather

Another storm hit Brisbane late Wednesday night. Some areas received up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain causing extensive flooding. There has been widespread commuter chaos, more homes damaged and sadly another death (an 85-year-old woman who died when a car was carried away by raging floodwaters west of Brisbane). Thankfully we're all safe and suffered no further damage to our house.

Here are some photos I took early this morning of Kedron Brook where it passes under a bridge along Dawson Parade at Arana Hills in Brisbane's northwest. Normally the stream in this location is about 1.5 m (5 feet) wide with a depth of about 30 cm (1 foot).

Note the pathway which is totally under water.

It's plain to see that the water level had been at least a metre higher at its peak.

What was once a stream I could have jumped across is now a swollen river.

More storms are predicted to hit this evening.

UPDATE: Another storm did hit this evening. However, in our area it was just some rain which soon stopped but there was a lot of thunder and lighting. The power was again knocked out so we had no electricity from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

Here's a couple of photos of the approaching storm.

The weather bureau has predicted further storms over the weekend.

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