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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 03:54
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Charleville Floods - Does Beach King & 185Skywagon need Floats

I know they need it out west and its not unusual, but I do wish our friends out west well in the recovery.

Rising floodwaters hit Charleville | Toowoomba News | Local News in Toowoomba | Toowoomba Chronicle

A few fellow ppruners in Charleville and Roma!

How are the airfields holding up? Might be the only way in for help and supplies.

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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 08:33
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From memory the Charlie-vegas airfield is at the highest point in town. Hopefully not too much damage to the rest of the town.
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 10:26
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Thanks for your concern Jaba.
It sure has been a trying day for 185Skywagon and me..as well as many others. Lots of wading and boating through floodwater and avoiding brown snakes! (They swim real good). My family haven't fared too badly, but C185 has had about 1ft of water ingress into his home, and many of my staff and friends have had a lot more.
What a bloody mess.
The flood level appears to be dropping at present...and if this rain stops tonight...the clean-up will start in the morning.
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 20:18
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thanks blokes. Off to assess our house in a bit. There is a fair bit of mud from what I saw yesterday.
Airfield ok here at YBCV. I am not sure about Roma. Still drizzling here, but shouldn't be too much more rain.
We have no grocery shops functioning at the moment. Don't know what is going to happen with that.

will try and get some photos up today.
Probably 1/3 to 1/2 of houses affected.

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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 20:23
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Hope someone got the E-type to high ground?
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 21:31
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I reckon he must have driven it onto high ground out of Next G range coz he has not been all that visible here!

Come the weekend if more hands on deck are needed let me know folks, can probably round up a load of blokes supplies!

The RAAFies might bring their shiny new Boeing B-Double in! Has been no talk yet about relief efforts.....I hope some of the morons in the castle of BrisVegas has noticed its wetter further west of Ippy

Still p!$$ing down here. Next problem out west will be finding enough Cattle to faten up on all that pasture that will bloom.
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 01:21
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And you guys still manage to find the time to respond on PPRuNe...... That's hard core

I hope in the end, that it's not as bad as it first seems. Good luck.
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 04:44
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a few shots of home.



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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 04:56
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Our house yesterday arvo.



We've got our place as clean as we can for the moment.
We appear to have insurance at this stage.
Beds, couches dirty and soaked.
Fridges will probably be ok.
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 05:17
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The Double Base?

Nahhhh its probably the highest anything in town could get!
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 07:49
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Jaba,
all basses were placed in suitably safe places. Lost one speaker cab though.
just waiting for the sandflies to come.
cheers,
185.
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 09:41
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Some flood pics.



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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 10:24
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..............well at least Sophie and the dog are having fun!

Few days off school and all!

Any of the transport methods for the tinnie!
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 19:40
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Roma two days ago. Water rose another meter above this level:











Beach King and 185Skywagon check your PMs. I'm desperate to know whether our Charleville office now has an indoor swimming pool!
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 19:50
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Do E-types make good canoes?
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Jeez Torres, is that Shadys Lagoon??

How did the spa fare.......
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 22:25
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Tinpis. The E Type and my beer fridge are definately high and dry, as is the spa at Casa Torres - don't you worry about that!

Jamair. The Big Rig got water through it. Shady's Lagoon and the Big Rig Duck Pond are now one very large slow moving lake! Bottom end of Station Street is a lake, dotted with houses. At one stage the bridge on the Warrego, over Bungil Creek, between town and the sale yards was closed due to flooding (second last photo above was taken a couple of hours before the bridge flooded.) Houses at the northern end of Charles and Edwarde Streets were flooded. The Warrego Highway west is closed at Currey Street. Would you believe the shops were flooded at the corner of McDowall and Quintin Streets, the site of Roma's only traffic lights?

The ex Mayor's house (BG) is for sale at a reputed $960k but as it is now underwater, may be "on special" this week!

And would you believe it - Lake Nevafill is over flowing!!!
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 00:05
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Geez Cracker/Snide! Never rains but it pours hey!!!

You guys got enough rum and coke to see you through? I suggested to jaba he do an airdrop but difficult in the Retard Vehicle - unlike an A36/C185 - in the RV the door would be the first thing airdropped

Rumbo's at Beachy's place!!!!!!
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 02:00
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Another 3" in the gully catchment last night.
roaring through town at present. Unsure as to whether the peak will be as high as a couple of days ago.

A bit worrying at the moment.
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 02:12
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So long as I can get AVGAS from Cracker, I can get 18 cartons of Bundy & Coke in to help recovery efforts!

And no unlike some folks aircraft mine is not set up for aerial baiting!
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