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    A Winter Day in Brisbane, Queensland.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 7:15 am

    Thanks Granny.  :D   There is much building going on n the Brisbane CBD &, unfortunately, it can suffer from major flooding destruction at times.  :O
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    Post by granny on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 7:26 pm

    :smile: Maybe they can do something about the flooding.  That is always so sad.  I wonder if a dam would help.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 10:30 am

    There are dams, Granny, but sometimes there is even too much rainfall for the huge Wivenhoe Dam to cope with plus there is the torrential rain from cyclones coming in from Moreton Bay.  This is something the Brisbanites have to live with 

    Here is an image I took of an older "Queenslander" house, in the inner city area, which was situated halfway up a hill but was still built to avoid flooding & to facilitate cooling breezes. Many of similar houses, on hillsides, were inundated during the last major flooding in 2011. 
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    Post by granny on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 10:36 pm

    :smile:  I really like the Queenslander house.  Did  the flood ruin many homes in 2011?  That would be so awful!!  The water has to be disgusting.  Thanks for the picture.   Granny
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    Post by Joy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 9:42 am

    Yes it did, Granny. Also many businesses such as Bruce's favourite computer parts place. They lost everything & what little stock they did save was stolen from the street!!! People can be so immoral at times like this. Underground car parks were inundated & we saw ge generators parked in the city streets months later still providing electricity to CBD buildings while their electrical systems were being repaired. But that was nothing compared to the loss of life in nearby areas. 

    Here are some links to articles which will tell you more about these awful floods, Granny. 

    Brisbane Flood - 2011

    Queensland Floods 2010 & 2011

    Here are some facts about Queensland which you may find interesting, Granny. 

     Queensland has an area of 1,727,000 square kilometres & is the second largest state in Australia. The biggest is Western Australia. It is nearly five times the size of Japan, seven times the size of Great Britain, & two & a half times the size of Texas. Big, isn't it.  :lol3:
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    Post by granny on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 11:11 pm

    :o Oh how awful!!!  Thanks for the sites so I could read about the flood. A very bad disaster.  :sad3:  
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    Post by Joy on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 9:12 am

    Yes, indeed, Granny, & it will happen again but, hopefully, they have learnt from the past. Believe that some areas have been declared unfit for housing so that's a start.

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