Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
All roads out of Townsville are either cut off or have been cut off including Hervey Range Road. The road to Charters Towers opened this afternoon but is cut off on the other side. Can't get in or out via road in any direction. The city is running out of milk and meat. We have now had this month 959 mm of rain, about 38 inches in the old scale and its only the 8th. the forecast is for heavy rain overnight and the highest tide of the year at 0900 tomorrow. God only knows what Townsville will look like tomorrow, it could be the "perfect storm".
Further north it looks like three people lost their lives today, two adults in a group of seven trying to cross a flooded road, five were rescued, no trace of the other two and worse a five year old kid was chasing his dog, ended up in a river and got taken by a croc. His seven year old brother was watching apparently. Didn't hear where the parents were.
These are ugly times in the lucky country at present.