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Windows 7: Queensland Australian Floods

05 Feb 2011   #41
Irene

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
So glad to hear you had good news Irene.
Thanks Joan.

Australia is such a vast Continent (in UK terms) it's sometimes difficult to assess how near/far things are!
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05 Feb 2011   #42
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
I don't think it hit as hard as they thought it would so not so much damage done
Oh, it still hit very hard. The 'saving grace' was that the cyclones landfall was between two major metropolitan cities in areas that weren't as densely populated.

One of those areas, Innisfail, was absolutely devastated 5 years ago by another cyclone and a lot of places were rebuilt to a higher code to withstand cyclones. Whilst there was still a lot of damage, thanks to the fortified rebuilding it fared considerably better than it did previously.

Other small towns however, were literally wiped out.

Had that cyclone hit either of the two major cities, then the outcome would have been a hell of a lot worse.



Good to hear your relatives were fine Irene
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06 Feb 2011   #43
Irene

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Good to hear your relatives were fine Irene
Thanks, it was good news.
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06 Feb 2011   #44
spinifex

 
 

Floods in the East, and now bushfires in the West.

All day long, we have had choppers set up for fire fighting, in the air over our house.
A major bush fire has been raging just up the road from us. It has destroyed a number of houses, and looks like going strong during the night. People have been evacuated from their homes, with the residents of an old peoples home taken to the local shopping centre.
There are/were 3 other fires happening aound Perth, all pretty bad.

If it's not one thing, it's another.


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06 Feb 2011   #45
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Good grief, Jon. If it's not one thing it's another...
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06 Feb 2011   #46
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
Floods in the East, and now bushfires in the West.

All day long, we have had choppers set up for fire fighting, in the air over our house.
A major bush fire has been raging just up the road from us. It has destroyed a number of houses, and looks like going strong during the night. People have been evacuated from their homes, with the residents of an old peoples home taken to the local shopping centre.
There are/were 3 other fires happening around Perth, all pretty bad.

If it's not one thing, it's another.
Good grief!
My message to you Jon, is the same as the one to my relative on the east coast....

Stay safe...
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06 Feb 2011   #47
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I saw the news about this earlier, hope you keep safe Jon.
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06 Feb 2011   #48
spinifex

 
 

Thanks for the caring words, Steve, Irene & Joan. Fortunately, though we are somewhat close to the Kelmscott/Roleystone fires, there is sufficient distance between us.
According to the latest news, 40 houses have been destroyed in our area.
Don't know much about the other 3 fires, but they are well away from us.
Thank God there was no loss of life. I can still see smoke, but nothing like what we had yesterday.
Hopefully the roads have been opened to the local residents.

Cheerio
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06 Feb 2011   #49
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nice one Jon - I truly despise fire season (and especially the ^&*%$ firebugs).
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06 Feb 2011   #50
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Glad to hear that no one was killed. At least houses can be rebuilt.

I'll be praying for you and your family, Jon.
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