Flood watch!

johnboy 10 February 2012 35

The ABC has word that we’re expecting 50-100mm of rain and with Googong full flooding in Queanbeyan and the Molonglo Valley.

As always, if you’ve got good photos or video send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

UPDATE 10/02/12 09:49: The flood watch is over.


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Deref Deref 2:42 pm 29 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

Eppo said :

Captain RAAF said :

could care less

Dear god, please don’t tell me this nonsensical seppo expression has landed on our shores…

Yeah, it’s cropping up quite often. You can ask them, so you care about it then? but they seldom get it.

Much like people using “it’s” as a possessive. You ask them, it is… what? and get the same puzzlement.

It’s a bogan marker. Makes them as identifiable as a mullet does. It performs at least that useful function.

EvanJames EvanJames 1:28 pm 29 Feb 12

Eppo said :

Captain RAAF said :

could care less

Dear god, please don’t tell me this nonsensical seppo expression has landed on our shores…

Yeah, it’s cropping up quite often. You can ask them, so you care about it then? but they seldom get it.

Much like people using “it’s” as a possessive. You ask them, it is… what? and get the same puzzlement.

Eppo Eppo 1:19 pm 29 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

could care less

Dear god, please don’t tell me this nonsensical seppo expression has landed on our shores…

EvanJames EvanJames 1:12 pm 29 Feb 12

Sounds like we can expect more of the heavy stuff tomorrow, and possibly the weekend, too. having this respite might mitigate flooding a bit… Oaks Estate rd was closed this morning, meaning Pialligo Ave was flowing better than usual. But if the Morrisett low-level goes under, nothing will be flowing but the river. Carrying that iO with it.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 1:02 pm 29 Feb 12

Stevian said :

Ben_Dover said :

I predict drizzle. The BOM is absolutely hopeless.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong?

I assume from that you are employed by the bureau.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 11:44 am 29 Feb 12

Ben_Dover said :

I predict drizzle. The BOM is absolutely hopeless.

My money is on that it is all empty promises and won’t be delivered.
But then I’m sure those who are affected by potential flooding would be relieved.

Captain RAAF said :

could care less

Glad you care Captain.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 10:37 am 29 Feb 12

I live 2/3rds of the way up a hill, could care less if the poor people and Stevian get flooded!

The filth could do with a good wash anyways!!!

Stevian Stevian 9:21 am 29 Feb 12

Ben_Dover said :

I predict drizzle. The BOM is absolutely hopeless.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong?

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 7:45 am 29 Feb 12

I predict drizzle. The BOM is absolutely hopeless.

7captains 7captains 12:44 am 29 Feb 12

definitely not defiantly…oops

7captains 7captains 12:43 am 29 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

7captains said :

Wonder if the guy who owns the used car yard near the waniassa rd/ morrisett st roundabout will move his premium cars closest to the flood point….dej a vu….

I’ve been eyeing that MrBishi Io he’s got, soft top and everything. Save the Io!

Seriously though, if that low-level crossing gets flooded again, I’ll throw a wobbly. Traffic backed up to Bungendore and Burra, the whole town gridlocked.

It’s been pretty consistent, and if it continues I’d say the low-bridge will defiantly close- and it might be good to have a plan re-work and getting kids to school. I don’t understand why the council can’t raise it (yes yes all the focus is on the ring road extension), as it shuts everything down. Wouldn’t be surprised if Oak Estate Rd will be closed as the water was already quite high during peak hour, so no doubt adding more pressure to Yass Rd tomorrow.

Re- Mrtsbishi- am sure if you turned up first thing and made him a flood offer while you are waiting in traffic- but don’t forget to take it away 😉

EvanJames EvanJames 12:19 am 29 Feb 12

7captains said :

Wonder if the guy who owns the used car yard near the waniassa rd/ morrisett st roundabout will move his premium cars closest to the flood point….dej a vu….

I’ve been eyeing that MrBishi Io he’s got, soft top and everything. Save the Io!

Seriously though, if that low-level crossing gets flooded again, I’ll throw a wobbly. Traffic backed up to Bungendore and Burra, the whole town gridlocked.

7captains 7captains 8:45 pm 28 Feb 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

100mm in Googong catchment will make for flooding in Queanbeyan for sure. Still, it’s pretty much just parks and carparks (and the odd garage) that flood, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

agree, bit over the melodrama in the CT and other local media. You want a real flood- refer to Queensland last year. My in-laws lost their home in a nice part of Brisbane and are finally moving into their home in a couple of weeks. People lost their lives.

Yes the river is quite swollen at the moment, but let’s get real, the only impact is the park alongside, carpark, the caravan park, and cafe (these last 2 will be winched to the racecourse if anything happens so should be a good photo opp. Wonder if the guy who owns the used car yard near the waniassa rd/ morrisett st roundabout will move his premium cars closest to the flood point….dej a vu….

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:01 pm 10 Feb 12

Stevian said :

qbngeek said :

milkman said :

There’s also the happy accident that generally occurs when Queanbeyan floods, involving sewage and Lake Burley Griffin…

Damn right, it means all you ACT whingers will have to swim in my poo for the next 8 months 🙂

P.S – It’s a joke people

P.P.S – I thought I should warn people that I am joking becuase there seem to be a lot of humour deficient people on this site.

You may be joking but I’m not

Put me down for two dumps a day …

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:21 pm 10 Feb 12

Plenty of rain over the googong catchment, the river will likely be up a bit.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:00 pm 10 Feb 12

Time for a bump. It’s gonna be hard and fast by the looks!

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.shtml

AG Canberra AG Canberra 1:38 pm 10 Feb 12

Flood watch….more like ‘skin cancer watch’ at the moment.

dpm dpm 11:16 am 10 Feb 12

Stevian said :

qbngeek said :

milkman said :

There’s also the happy accident that generally occurs when Queanbeyan floods, involving sewage and Lake Burley Griffin…

Damn right, it means all you ACT whingers will have to swim in my poo for the next 8 months 🙂

P.S – It’s a joke people

P.P.S – I thought I should warn people that I am joking becuase there seem to be a lot of humour deficient people on this site.

You may be joking but I’m not

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-10/queanbeyan-flood-watch-cancelled/3822328

Lucky, we avoid your stools this time… 🙂

Stevian Stevian 10:35 am 10 Feb 12

qbngeek said :

milkman said :

There’s also the happy accident that generally occurs when Queanbeyan floods, involving sewage and Lake Burley Griffin…

Damn right, it means all you ACT whingers will have to swim in my poo for the next 8 months 🙂

P.S – It’s a joke people

P.P.S – I thought I should warn people that I am joking becuase there seem to be a lot of humour deficient people on this site.

You may be joking but I’m not

EvanJames EvanJames 9:43 am 10 Feb 12

As I thought. BOM over-egged our forecast, and completely missed the 100+mm that Penrith got last night, with some pretty nasty flooding that took them all by surprise. I’ve had 10mm so far and people further west in Canberra have had less. Flood alert, oh my aunt…

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