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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Are all you Aussie Nuts ok???
just seen pictures on the news and it looks nasty around Wagga wagga Shocked
looks like someone has peeved off mother nature again this year. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Snug and dry at this moment Elvis,
can'y say about tomorrow when the rain is forecasted to resume.

Quite wet in Sydney in last few weeks tho.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

keep safe and keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Elvis, in my opinion it's quite normal that things look nasty. When I look a little 'Waggawagga", I did drink something else, not only beer...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Ah...Wagga Wagga...a lovely place. I lived there for some time back in 1969, and it's also the town my Mother's family comes from.

They are certainly copping it bad with the floods at the moment...in fact they say that this flood will be worst in over 150 years.

I still have an Aunt living down there, but if the floods only extend as far as they say, then she will be outside the danger zone.

By the by...Wagga Wagga is an aboriginal name from the original inhabitants, the Wiradjuri people, meaning "the place of many crows".

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Last year it was Queensland this year its New South Wales
Highest floods for the past 140 years in some places.
Wet damp and humid, I wouldn't like to be in the low lying areas

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

my bad Embarassed I have edited my original post to include the space.
Aloy Shocked are you refering to dagga daaga Very Happy as the Africans call happy backy???

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

and now my head hurts...

and for all people facing the strength of nature, remember: "When the going gets tough..."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

NSW had flooding last year too.
About 12 months ago I was up at Menindee Lakes (an hour south of Broken Hill) with my fuel truck supporting a rescue chopper placed there on standby.

Otherwise I'm pretty dry at the minute down in Vic. The recent rain has caused problems with the airport upgrade constructions however.

And due to government funding, they have a pretty strict deadline.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:02 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Good to hear you are dry at the moment Fireman...but the water is moving "downstream" from the Riverina district and threatens to flood parts of Victoria too. Will you be out of harms way where you are mate?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Yeah, in town where I am never floods. The low lying areas can get into trouble mostly due to rain fall up stream of the two rivers that cut through the area (one comes from the main water catchment area in the hills, Lake Glenmaggie dam).

The Riverina won't affect too much to the east of Melbourne where I am, if anything it will cut across the west of Vic and into SA where the Murry meets the sea.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:44 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Good stuff mate. Now all ya gotta watch out for is fires in that part of Vic.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: Re: NSW flooding Reply with quote

Too wet. But we have had some false alarms due to leaking roofs setting off automated alarm systems.
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