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Rockhampton in flood (Dec. 2010)

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Australia, Queensland, flooding
December 2010

Taken from police jet by Capt. W. M.
Run-way in the airport was almost flooded, and
with the flooding of the Fitzroy River expected to reach 9m by Sunday and 9.4m by Tuesday, Rockhampton Airport is expected to close some time during Saturday afternoon.

mona_ninka, Gert Stobbe (infinity.club), and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Lodo27 52 months ago | reply

    It looks really scary. I hardly recognized this place.

    According to Bureau of Meteorology the highest recorded flood occurred in January 1918 and reached 10.11 metres on the Rockhampton gauge. Looks like it's close to the record.

  2. noompty 52 months ago | reply

    Mmm, I'm due to fly into MacKay next week, but I won't be holding my breath. A great capture here Tatiana, it captures the impact of flood on the town.

  3. Roger Hooton 52 months ago | reply

    My prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery for everyone in the floods and may they get financial and other help from us here in Oz and from overseas.

  4. YAZMDG (15,000 images) 52 months ago | reply

    Thnx 4 sharing with us Tatiana...i know that whole region and my heart aches 4 those who are now contemplating a future of cleaning up, mopping up and re building.
    H N Y 2011 2 u

  5. mnovela2293 52 months ago | reply

    Congrats!! beautiful photo!

  6. chris.diewald 52 months ago | reply

    Finally we get news about the flooding in Queensland (via German newsw service). 200,000 people affetcted, an area as big as Germany and France together. What about Brisbane, is you home affected?

  7. boiani [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    That was a mess!~

  8. mona_ninka 52 months ago | reply

    Ничего себе..
    Но снимок безусловно отличный

  9. cgullz 52 months ago | reply

    incredible shot, thanks so much for sharing. i have a contact in Bundaberg, i expect it looks the same. gosh!

  10. Janette & Jack,on and off 52 months ago | reply

    A great shot Tatiana of this extreme disaster. So sad.

  11. Lodo27 52 months ago | reply

    This is not surprising. All of your pictures are excellent :)
    And, of course, we are waiting more pictures from jet by Capt. W.M.

  12. Tatters ❀ 52 months ago | reply

    ... and also in French wikipedia (thanks, berichard1946 )

    Lodo27 - unfortunately these photos are not as good, as the captain is normally busy with flying instruments, not taking photos :) The photos in newspapers are much better. But it seems the flood gets a lot iof interest in the world, (this shot has over 1100 views) so I load more.

    Also I hope it will make people to donate. Over 200'000 people affected and thousands of homes inundated (flooded).

  13. JIGGS IMAGES 52 months ago | reply

    Thanks for posting this to the group "Galleries: promote galleries" !

  14. spelio 52 months ago | reply

    Have to agree with that...

    Some great shots here.....
    www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/01/australian_ flooding.html

  15. Tatters ❀ 52 months ago | reply

    - indeed, the great photos there. I think my favourite is the man in the boat with kangaroos. I will repeat the link, as yours above might be broken: australian_flooding
    Interesting to read the comment there as well.

  16. Michelzet 39 months ago | reply

    I lived in Rockhampton during the flooding. I'm from Sweden actually. But it was surreal to experience this!

  17. denisbin 17 months ago | reply

    A great shot and one I will remember for some time.

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