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Question for JillB - Queensland Flooding

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by ShipMaven, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jill B

    Jill B The roaming Aussie

    Hello everyone. Thanks for your concern. We are fine up here near Cairns. If you look at the map Mary Ann posted, we are situated about 8km from Kuranda, on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. We have had quite a bit of rain here, but no serious flooding; however the ground is getting very sloppy and hard to drive on. Apparently the road out west has been closed, and at Christmas the highway just south of Cairns was cut for a couple of days, and a lot of people were stuck in their cars with no facilities.
    Now Rockhampton is isolated; the airport is closed for the next 2 or 3 weeks. I believe the army is airlifting supplies into the town.
    Basically all towns north of Rockhampton are inaccessable by road at the moment, so we are staying put until March.
    We were not affected by ex-cyclone Tasha, which crossed the coast south of here, but we may get a cyclone or 2 sometime in the next 3 months.

    I will try and stay in touch.
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  2. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    Jill, so glad you checked in, and that you are safe on high ground. Hope those cyclones don't come to be! Stay safe!

     
  3. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Jill, thank goodness you are safe. Thanks for checking in with us.
     
  4. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    That's a relief. I'm glad they are ok!
     
  5. red stripe

    red stripe Well-Known Member

    Jilly so glad that you kept your feet dry.. we were all worried.
    hugs, red
     
  6. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Jill - thank you so much for checking in. Needless to say, we've been worried. Stay safe and stay well! {{{HUGS}}}
     
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Another YIPPEE...from someone glad to see this post! So happy you are safe but my heart goes out to all those who are not so dry!! It is really difficult to imagine the scope of this flooding. What I see on TV looks terrible.
     
  8. Jill B

    Jill B The roaming Aussie

    Thanks again for your concern, you are the most caring and supportive group.

    Beryl, I agree, the images on TV are truly terrible, this is such a widespread tragedy.
     
  9. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    So glad y'all are well Jill and thanks for checking in. Thoughts and prayers still go out to all those who are having a rough go of it down under.
     
  10. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

    thanks for checking in
     
  11. Gramma Ann

    Gramma Ann Well-Known Member

    Jill, it is a relief to see your post. Like others we were anxiously awaiting word from you.
     
  12. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for checking in Jill. Glad that you are okay. Hope you can stay high & dry.

    Liz
     
  13. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Glad to hear you & Rick are ok. Stay safe.
     
  14. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Well-Known Member

    Thanks for checking inn, stay safe.
     

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