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Hyperdome flooded – staff evactuated Thursday 19/04

By steveu - 19 April 2012 14

People have been evactuated from the Hyperdome due to flooding. Three Fire Brigade Trucks were in attendance.

No ESA link yet.


The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 30 calls for help as a result of the wet weather in past few hours.

Most jobs attended by ACTSES volunteer crews and ACT Fire & Rescue have been for minor damage.

Crews are currently on scene at Tuggeranong Hyperdome where there has been some flooding on the ground floor.

People needing emergency storm and flood help can call the ACTSES on 132 500.

[Courtesy ESA]


UPDATE: Davyjd has posted some video to YouTube of the soggy shopping centre.

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14 Responses to
Hyperdome flooded – staff evactuated Thursday 19/04
buzz819 12:26 pm 20 Apr 12

Diggety said :

welkin31 said :

Modern society sure has unlearned a lot of stuff our Grandparents had well figured out. I think even the ancient Romans had buildings that did not leak.

So true.

Yeah, but those building weren’t in Tuggeranong.

Diggety 11:57 am 20 Apr 12

welkin31 said :

Modern society sure has unlearned a lot of stuff our Grandparents had well figured out. I think even the ancient Romans had buildings that did not leak.

So true.

buzz819 11:29 am 20 Apr 12

ThatUniStudent said :

poetix said :

Hope the rats showed their uncanny ratty sixth sense and got out.

Floods and now earthquakes! It’s all a bit biblical, in a sad suburban way.

I’m sure it’ll all settle down by Christmas. Oh, isn’t that when some Mayans ended a calendar?

ThatUniStudent said :

poetix said :

Hope the rats showed their uncanny ratty sixth sense and got out.

Floods and now earthquakes! It’s all a bit biblical, in a sad suburban way.

I’m sure it’ll all settle down by Christmas. Oh, isn’t that when some Mayans ended a calendar?

My old Nokia phone’s last day of the calendar was 2099, that’s just as good a guess as the Mayan’s one.

GardeningGirl 11:21 am 20 Apr 12

welkin31 said :

Modern society sure has unlearned a lot of stuff our Grandparents had well figured out. I think even the ancient Romans had buildings that did not leak.

+1 🙁

madamcholet 11:18 am 20 Apr 12

Shame it wasn’t washed away altogether. Would solve any issues regarding what to do with this blight on our landscape.

ThatUniStudent 9:57 am 20 Apr 12

poetix said :

Hope the rats showed their uncanny ratty sixth sense and got out.

Floods and now earthquakes! It’s all a bit biblical, in a sad suburban way.

I’m sure it’ll all settle down by Christmas. Oh, isn’t that when some Mayans ended a calendar?

poetix 9:34 am 20 Apr 12

Hope the rats showed their uncanny ratty sixth sense and got out. Floods and now earthquakes! It’s all a bit biblical, in a sad suburban way.

eily 9:24 am 20 Apr 12

We have a gauge set up in the back yard, cheap Bunnings one but it works. 31mm in Curtin.

trevar 9:24 am 20 Apr 12

When I affectionately refer to the place as the Horrordome, it’s usually meant to be ironic…

JimCharles 9:14 am 20 Apr 12

welkin31 said :

does not show much except 35mm at Ginini – which is another world. I thought that last night it showed more but nothing out of ordinary near Canberra.
Maybe the page will update seriously after 9am.
Can anybody report other falls ?

I think it was very localised…..In Giralang/Kaleen we had an hour of torrential rain, flooded the garden and topped up the water tank to overflowing from the roof coverage….I reckon about 400 or 500 litres went in.
I texted the OH who was in Civic and said “just a little shower then….”
She replied…”what, have you had rain?”

pptvb 8:47 am 20 Apr 12

welkin31 said :

Modern society sure has unlearned a lot of stuff our Grandparents had well figured out. I think even the ancient Romans had buildings that did not leak.
We forgot how to pour concrete.
Out in Nicholls we had a quick 13mm rain in about half an hour just before dusk. Heaviest since those falls late Feb/early March. Radar showed a few N/S strung out little systems passing through. I notice the BoM page –
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southcoast.shtml
does not show much except 35mm at Ginini – which is another world. I thought that last night it showed more but nothing out of ordinary near Canberra.
Maybe the page will update seriously after 9am.
Can anybody report other falls ?

We had about double that, 27mm, in tuggeranong.

welkin31 6:56 am 20 Apr 12

Modern society sure has unlearned a lot of stuff our Grandparents had well figured out. I think even the ancient Romans had buildings that did not leak.
We forgot how to pour concrete.
Out in Nicholls we had a quick 13mm rain in about half an hour just before dusk. Heaviest since those falls late Feb/early March. Radar showed a few N/S strung out little systems passing through. I notice the BoM page –
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southcoast.shtml
does not show much except 35mm at Ginini – which is another world. I thought that last night it showed more but nothing out of ordinary near Canberra.
Maybe the page will update seriously after 9am.
Can anybody report other falls ?

steveu 6:10 am 20 Apr 12

I think the building owners need a bit of a wake up call. Im sure the insurance companies will deliver this to them in a number of ways when the policies of the store owners come into play.

silvernitrate 11:51 pm 19 Apr 12

Yep, this happens every time it rains now at the hyperdome (no matter how hard it rains it seems). Usually the shops around rebel sport get hit the worst (i remember hearing the manager saying it was flooded 10cm+). The coffee shop (where i would usually get my fresh coffee beans 🙁 ) hadn’t opened since the last time it flooded.
There were people still waiting outside the coles exit 2 hours after evacuation……..

The hyperdome is quickly going downhill.

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