Sunday, 27 January 2013

Flooded In

All of that lovely rain we have been getting has now fully saturated the ground, and has been running off for the last 24 hours.  We have had now had over 150 mls of rain in the last 48 hours and it is possible that we will get up to another 200 mls before the weather front moves away.  There is also the chance of tornadoes as other parts of Queensland have experienced them as part of this weather system.
It appears that the last tank is full
The below photo was taken 2 hours ago and in the distance you can see the line of trees that mark the creek.  And on this side of them is where the creek has burst its bank.
This was an hour later:
And now this is the same view.

Within the hour I expect the water will be creeping closer to our house but it is very doubtful we would flood.
Across the road it looked like this 2 hours ago:
And now it looks like this:

We are creeping close to the level of flooding that we personally saw in the 2011 Queensland floods and at the rate we are going we might even pass them.
At least we still have power, phone and internet (for now) which we lost for a number of days last time.

From our house to the creek which is the tree line in the distance it is about 700m so as you can see there is a lot of water out there.  You will also note in the below photos we have diverted the water from our tanks to the street as the overflow will otherwise make our lawn a bigger soggy mess.

I hope where ever you are you are safe and dry and having a lovely weekend.


  1. I wondered how Kilcoy was going, what a crazy extreme, from bone dry to saturated in 48 hrs at our place! And yet there are still fire danger warnings for inland QLD.

  2. Fiona, I am so envious of all your rain. I would love just a small fraction of it. It is raining here, but only lightly, nothing like the heavy rain that has been forecast. Hope your house stays safe and that you enjoy the rain.

    Lyn in Northern New South Wales.

    1. Lyn I think we are sending it your way so hopefully you will get some soon.

  3. Seems unimaginable that it could be raing anywhere! Good idea of diverting the overflow.


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