Flood Mapping

The Bremer River at Ipswich, 30 kilometres west of Brisbane, reached a top of 19.4 metres on 12 January, inundating the central business district and at least three,000 homes. One third of the town was reported to be underwater and over 1,a hundred people took shelter at evacuation centres. At Minden, on the border of Ipswich City, a 4-yr-old boy was swept away by floodwaters when he fell from a rescue boat. A man in his fifties died when he by chance drove into floodwaters within the Ipswich suburb of Wulkuraka. The worst affected areas of Ipswich had been the suburbs of Goodna and Gailes.

A girl drowned when her automobile was washed into the river at Burketown, January 1. A man drowned when his automobile was washed into the river near Rockhampton, December three. The first demise was reported on 20 November 2010, when a woman drowned in her vehicle near Dysart.

Toowoomba And The Lockyer Valley

Damage initially was estimated at around A$1 billion before it was raised to $2.38 billion. The estimated reduction in Australia’s GDP is about A$30 billion. As of March 2012, there have been 33 deaths attributed to the floods, with an extra three people still missing. Heavy rain within the Mary River area on 8–9 January 2011 lead to flooding at Maryborough and Gympie. The Mary River at Maryborough was expected to initially peak at 8.5 metres at noon 9 January with some houses and companies flooded. A second peak is predicted to arrive from rain falling upstream later that day.

The whole evacuation of a Queensland town was a first for the state. The Bremer River at Ipswich—30 kilometres west of Brisbane—reached a top of 19.four metres on 12 January, flooding the central enterprise district and at least three,000 houses. One third of the city was mentioned to be underwater and over 1100 individuals had taken shelter at evacuation centres. At nearby Marburg, a four-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters when he fell from a rescue boat. A man in his 50s died when he by accident drove into floodwaters in the Ipswich suburb of Wulkuraka.

Emotional Support Better Value For Flood Victims Than Receiving Donations

Read moreA flood warning also applies to the Lockyer and Laidley creeks in the Lockyer Valley, as well as the Bremer River. Gold Coast limousine driver Tom Arzbach was waiting for flood waters to subside whereas on the job in Wongawallan, which has acquired greater than 370mm of rain prior to now four days. Meanwhile, thunderstorms are expected to follow heavy rain in south-east Queensland as authorities warn of rock slides, landslips and rising rivers. Residents within the town of Beaudesert, in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, have been ordered to evacuate because the Logan River reaches main flood ranges.

queensland floods

Although the dam can maintain the equivalent of 225% of its supply capability, storage exceeding one hundred% is required to be progressively released via the floodgates to restore capacity to mitigate future flood events. Wyaralong Dam, close to Beaudesert, had recently been accomplished and was praised for mitigating flooding in downstream Logan, having exceeded eighty% of its capability. A second rain occasion on 9–10 January noticed floodwaters again threaten Chinchilla and Condamine with Chinchilla residents once more asked to evacuate. During the flooding it was reported that greater than three-quarters of Queensland was affected by flooding.

Queensland Floods Fee Of Inquiry