Computer simulation of how the flood waters may impact Brisbane:
Flood waters are expected to peak tomorrow morning around 4am.
These floods are set to surpass the 1974 Brisbane flood:
The Brisbane River is predicted to reach 3 metres tonight, 4.5 metres tomorrow, and by Thursday it is expected to rise above the 1974 peak of 5.45 metres.
The Bremer River at Ipswich is now expected to reach 22 metres tomorrow morning – 1.5 metres above the 1974 level.
Ms Bligh says the situation in Brisbane and Ipswich is continuing to deteriorate.
“We are now in a very frightening experience,” she said.
Large parts of Brisbane are already affected by flooding. A number of shops in the CBD have been evacuated and the State Library has closed because of the extreme weather conditions.
A steady stream of debris is floating down the swollen Brisbane River, including boats ripped from their moorings by the force of the current, and a whole ferry pontoon.
Let’s hope no more lives are lost.
If you can, please give to any of the major charities:
Regular reader of this blog – and fellow blogger – Sue has some good ideas.
The costs to business and the community are in the billions of dollars.
It will take months – if not longer – to rebuild infrastructure, homes and business dwellings.