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Worst flooding in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in decades

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A street where I used to live 10-15 years ago.
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And it's about to get worse today and tomorrow! Guess what though, the apartment property my parents bought in 1994, on this street, kind of a townhouse as it is called, was sold in 2007. Just in time before the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and now, the 2011 floods. This property represented at least a third of my parents' retirement savings.

I only hope some others would be so lucky, my sympathies to all that have suffered (or will suffer) from the Queensland floods.
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Watching the news, this one is massive. Cars are being flung around like toys and from what I am seeing the destruction is far from over.

This is bad. Real bad.
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This is a litmus test for governance. I hope they don't fuck up like the US did with Katrina.
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This is a litmus test for governance. I hope they don't fuck up like the US did with Katrina.

They're doing a reasonable job, the best they can, from what I'm reading and watching on the web.
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This is a litmus test for governance. I hope they don't fuck up like the US did with Katrina.

Not everything is like Katrina. Actually the floods are an hour away. Government has done a good job so far and unlike Katrina the community is as one. There is not such a big gap between rich and poor here and we look after our own. Australians and queenslanders should be proud of how they responded. Actually we are a much more cohesive society
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And it's about to get worse today and tomorrow! Guess what though, the apartment property my parents bought in 1994, on this street, kind of a townhouse as it is called, was sold in 2007. Just in time before the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and now, the 2011 floods. This property represented at least a third of my parents' retirement savings.

I only hope some others would be so lucky, my sympathies to all that have suffered (or will suffer) from the Queensland floods.

Nvidia ur an aussie?! Mate I hope ur folks place and they are ok we missed a bullet here an hour away from brissie but lots of our friends are now homeless not cool
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Nvidia ur an aussie?! Mate I hope ur folks place and they are ok we missed a bullet here an hour away from brissie but lots of our friends are now homeless not cool

Nope... not an Aussie, my parents and I are back here in Malaysia now, we sold the St Lucia property a few years ago. I was in Brisbane 1995-1998 doing Year 12 and my first three years of uni. I do miss Australia though, I've lived in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

All the best to you all in Qld. The next several months are going to be tough.
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