Earth Watch Report - Flooding / Sinkholes
March 3, 2013
A 10-metre section of causeway next to Scanlans Road, 10 kilometres north of Gayndah, washed away this morning.
Councillor Waugh says council crews are assessing the damage.
“There’s a drop of 10 metres down beside the road and everything else has just gone,” he said.
“It’s just a massive erosion of the ground and it’s just because [of the] fact the water and the grounds are totally sodden because of the amount of rain we’ve had.”
Cr Waugh says he is worried about the stability of many of the roads after the floods.
“Well there’s a few that could be like that, we haven’t got to them all at this stage,” he said.
“There’s another one up at East Creek, there’s another one at Dalgangal Road and that’s just in this area of the shire.”
A section of Scanlans Road is closed
Three swift water rescues in Queensland
March 3, 2013
Rain is easing in Queensland but it is going to be another wet week for the sodden southeast.
Emergency alerts were cancelled on Sunday afternoon for Somerset, Banana and Lockyer Valley council areas.
Although more rain is forecast, creeks and rivers are not expected to flood as badly as the downpours over the weekend.
There were 230 calls for help in the 24 hours to Sunday morning.
There were three swift water rescues – two in Brisbane suburbs and one in Brightview, west of Brisbane, where six children and adults had taken refuge on the roof of a car.
In the central Queensland town of Cracow, a woman who was isolated by floodwaters and suffering chest pains had to be rescued by helicopter.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the southeast experienced the heaviest falls in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday, where 168mm fell at Deception Bay, 161mm in Burpengary and 92mm in Brisbane.
- Floods open up sinkhole near Gayndah (abc.net.au)
- Qld Citrus growers punished by flood (bigpondnews.com)
- Citrus growers facing enormous losses (bigpondnews.com)
- Qld floodwaters begin to recede (news.theage.com.au)
- Floodwaters receding in central QLD (bigpondnews.com)
- Shock turns to rage in flood-hit Qld (news.smh.com.au)
- Dairy herd washed away in Qld floods (bigpondnews.com)
- Dairy herd washed away in Qld floods (news.theage.com.au)
- ‘Catastrophic’ loss of citrus trees at Gayndah (abc.net.au)
- Floods help sink Gayndah paper with ads shortage (abc.net.au)