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Dubbo in flood [Dec. 11th, 2010|06:57 am]
Here we are. Photobucket was more co-operative this morning.

Dubbo is quite a ways inland, and one of the driest places I've seen with my own eyes. Being familiar with the locations in many of these photos I find them very frightening and I worry about anyone who would have endured financial loss as a result. So far as I know there have not been any casualties in the town, thankfully.

It's difficult to believe that so much water made its way that far into the country, especially as we've only been receiving light drizzle in the city.


[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2010-12-10 08:48 pm (UTC)
Man. I like to see simulations of places flooded, just for a different perspective, but I don't wish it on reality. I hope the people of Dubbo had more instinct for self-preservation than the people of New Orleans.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2010-12-11 02:14 am (UTC)
Yes I haven't heard of any casualties in Dubbo, but sadly the news has contained reports of people from other towns (Wagga Wagga and Parkes) being swept away in their cars because they foolishly tried to drive through flooded areas. One was an experienced big-rig driver in his truck.
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[User Picture]From: dewhitton
2010-12-11 12:59 am (UTC)
I have linked to this entry to go with mine. Hope you don't mind.

Who took these photos?
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2010-12-11 02:11 am (UTC)
dewhitton said:"I have linked to this entry to go with mine. Hope you don't mind."
Please! I was expecting that the person to first post such images would be yourself.

dewhitton said:"Who took these photos?"
Not a clue, sorry. They were sent to me at work and the moment I saw them I sent you the text message to see if you were OK. At work we're all in the habbit of deleting the E-mail threads and signatures of what comes before our own messages, due to the sensitive nature of the information we regularly handle.
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[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2010-12-11 02:32 am (UTC)
Might want to open it up beyond friends-only if it's going to be linked to.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2010-12-11 06:48 am (UTC)
Good point, done!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2010-12-11 06:48 am (UTC)
BTW - it's good to see your Rose Quoll avatar again. :)
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2010-12-11 08:21 am (UTC)
Wow, I hope that stuff goes away quickly!

I wonder how the storm drains are doing...

Any ideas as to where this came from?
And what laws have been passed in the last week or two?
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2010-12-11 10:05 am (UTC)
The rainfall has mistified me too - an employee at the railway station when I visited Dubbo the first time (when was that, 2006? 2007?) said that they'd not had any decent rain "for ten years" which would put it back to 1997. Here in Sydney we've had plenty of cloud, but very little falling.

Batty would be best to tell you about the storm drainage. What I saw of Dubbo suggested that it was mostly flat, meaning that there isn't an immediate escape for the water. I noted however that the river, though merely a trickle at the time I saw it, had a very deep bed. For the water to rise that high means that the local terra-firma is pretty well saturated.

From what Batty's described it looks as though the worst is over; no loss of life in Dubbo, and people are getting on with their lives in spite of the inconvenience.

Batty, anything to add?
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