Brisbane Floods 2011


So while a bit off topic, this is a big event for myself and other Queenslanders. Brisbane is currently seeing some of the worst flooding since 1974.

UPDATE (2:15pm 11/1): The Brisbane River is expected to reach major flood levels tomorrow afternoon and rise further on Thursday according to weather bureau. Source ABC

To keep up to date on the flood status it's best to look at or #brisfloods on twitter, or the Queensland Police Service on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice.

I'm running an hourly snapshot of the Brisbane River and any debris I see. Photos can be viewed here.
Brisbane Floods - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver
Donations can still be made at http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

The QLD Police are going to give briefing on Queensland floods at 2pm AEST

Here are some guides about how to prepare for potential flooding in your area. A collection of flood maps for Brisbane suburbs are available from the QLD Police on Facebook.

1974 Flood Maps
 


Finally stay safe, and remember that property and belongings can be replaced, but lives cannot.

Take a look at what Brisbane was like in the flood aftermath.

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