Saturday, January 8, 2011
Brisbane Flood [11 Jan 2011]
Little Hong Kong
Shop 23A Market Square Cnr Mains Road & McCullough Street
I'm here today with Jay, Eileen and Kai
潮州儒鸭 Teo Chew Braised Duck
干捞面 Dry Noodles
水饺汤 Shrimp Dumpling Soup
云吞汤 Wanton Soup
Anyway as most of you have already knew
Brisbane is flooding now
Our river banks have overflowed
Many are evacuating into the inner suburbs and higher grounds
Watch video here
This is from Cultural Centre
Our City shut down around noon time
everything is closed for business and staff asked to evacuate
to secure their homes and families
Remember the Santa Charity Run?
The boardwalk has been swallowed by the vicious waters
All bicycle tracks and walkways - flooded
Some of you may have seen news footage
and YouTube videos about Toowoomba
Cars were washed away and people died
This is very REAL!
Watch video here
Cultural Centre Busway
Translink dispatched plenty of buses
to send people home and away from the river banks
This is from Southbank Parklands
Many areas were cordoned off and sandbagged
The platform closest to the river bank is now underwater
Red-marker shows initial height of the bridge
and no, there will not be lil mermaid, Ariel
cos we're not UNDER THE SEA ffs!
Ferry Jetties all submerged!
However it doesn't stop curious Aussies
from taking photos and participating in the calamity
"Too easy, mate!"
The souvenir temple is still safe..
but for how long?
Even with Buddha and Confucious watching over the river
it still over-flowed!
Parklands Boardwalk - GG-ed!
(GG = Good Game)
Nothing can escape the waters
except Floating Platforms
From here we can see that
we're just 10-20cm away from overflowing
the second platform
(which is approximately 2m from the first)
Watch video here
Some crazy kids - seriously!
Nothing stops the Competitive Stun Bikers
from practicing at the Parklands
Coast Guards and Police patrols the river for victims
From here we can see that our CBD is entirely shut off
No lights from any of the office buildings
Construction sites gone to waste..
Does sandbagging help?
Not in a Flash Flood, I say..
Check if your area are near water collection
and your nearest high grounds
Blue = Flood Zone
Yellow = Water Flow Route
If you are in any of the zones, you may
1. Pack up your belongings and prepare to evacuate
2. Check your property elevation if its safe from Brisbane City Council Websites
3. Stock up rations and ready-to-eat food supplies
4. Prepare for after-floods like insect repellent etc
If you are near to the City
Power supply will be cut off tomorrow morning 7AM
Be prepared, know that this means
you will not be able to use your electical appliances
Check if your surrounding streets are flooded
so you know you won't be trapped without food/water
Message from Singapore High Commission
(click image to enlarge)
The Singapore High Commission Duty Phone is 0414 733 944
if you need assistance from them
Comic Blog Updated
[SHOWS I WATCH]
錦衣衛 14 Blades
Donnie Yen and Vicki Zhao (taking a bath)
Good show. Its about protecting the emperor
from evil eunuchs..
十月圍城 Bodyguards and Assassins
Donnie Yen (again) and Li Bing Bing
About protecting Sun Yat Seng from the emperor's assassins
during the revolution period
Another good show
In the latest Family Guy
Brian donates his kidneys to Peter
NOT in the latest Cleveland Show
but in case you didn't know what happened to Loretta
She died falling off the bath tub, Cleveland-style