TCs Debbie & Cook



  • Bitch keeps moving to hit further south.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

    at least @mariner4life look safe for now.

    But for fuck sake ... the first holiday we've planned for more than two nights for more than six years ( Yeppoon / Great Keppel) and this cow keeps heading at us.

    Fuck Queensland weather.

    I mean 3 months of record drought and now a fucking Cat 4 ...

    First world problems maybe .. thinking about the poor bastards in the watch zone ... at this stage Bowen, Proerpine, Mackay ...



  • Looks like you'll get pretty wet given where she'll cross. Probably storm surge tides as well.

    People are fucking idiots. Within an hour of the first announcement on Friday every Coles in Cairns had sold out of bread and bottled water. Despite the fact the cyclone was not crossing until Tuesday, and a long way south.



  • @mariner4life should have jacked all the prices and droppedd the specials



  • @mariner4life latest track map has edged landfall slightly further north closer to Townsville. Still south of you though.



  • Now it's south of Ayr, and we are miles north of the watch zone, so we are all good (as long as both roads north don't get fucked up). The good thing is the Bruce highway is off the coast there.

    We apparently have a weather warning for gales, but looking outside it's still, and hot as fuck. Supposed to be 36 up here today, with a humidity level of around 75%. Awesome.



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    Now it's south of Ayr, and we are miles north of the watch zone, so we are all good (as long as both roads north don't get fucked up). The good thing is the Bruce highway is off the coast there.

    We apparently have a weather warning for gales, but looking outside it's still, and hot as fuck. Supposed to be 36 up here today, with a humidity level of around 75%. Awesome.

    How many months of the year do you use aircon?



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    You'd want an efficient AC system given QLD power prices are amongst the highest in the country.



  • yea no shit. I'm hoping the design of the new place ensures decent breezes through it so i can cut that usage down.

    It's not supposed to be this hot now FFS, but it's gross outside. Current temp? 36 (feels like 43). Glad i don't work outside.

    Looks like it's starting to get pretty spicy further south though, fair amount of video footage of the wind and rain. Looks like it will be pretty strong when it crosses the coast. Seems to be going further south, hitting Bowen now. Looks like it will then swing south east, so could be a heap of rain down where booboo is heading



  • Nice here today. 30. Sun and a bit of breeze (funnily enough from the SE ... wonder why).

    It's still slightly surreal to me that summer is not necessarily something to look forward to weatherwise.

    Our aircon blew up this year (bloody geckos) and it wasn't in the immediate budget to fix it. Luckily being 1000km or so south of Marinerville there was only about 3 or so weeks where it was particularly noticeable.

    We heading off northish next week (School holidays) so hoping it's done and dusted by then and no damage done - both selfishly and in genuine hope everyone is ok.

    Forecast is that we're getting pretty damp here though: after Debs heads inland she's heading south dumping about 400mm in the next 8 days on us.

    That'll teach us to pray for rain. (Think we had about 50mm all summer when usually get about 350.)

    A bit of NDRRA funded restoration works wouldn't be bad for the industry though 🙂

    Can't believe some aren't evacuating in the face of a 4m storm surge. "Oh yeah. That'll be up to our second floor windows but we'll stay ... "



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    Only 5? Thought it would be more. Still, 5 is going to hammer the finances. It's a disgrace that power should be so expensive in this state.

    Act: Heating in Canberra must hit the wallet. You need it about 8-9 months a year there don't you 🙂



  • nah, in "winter" it's all good (once you acclimatise), you stop using it at night some time in April, and start again in December some time. And you don't need it at all during the day for that time. 25 and no humidity is bliss. Almost too cold to use the pool...



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in TC Debbie:

    @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel 12. In the office? 12

    At home probably 5, for nights anyway.

    Only 5? Thought it would be more. Still, 5 is going to hammer the finances. It's a disgrace that power should be so expensive in this state.

    Act: Heating in Canberra must hit the wallet. You need it about 8-9 months a year there don't you 🙂

    Gas ducting heating is your best friend if you live in Canberra.

    ACT has the cheapest electricity in the nation. Plenty of AC's running from Nov-March...





  • fuck the morning TV shows. They've all flown their presenters IN to Bowen to commentate the fucking thing! Fuck off you dipshits!! and it's constant coverage too, so they show the same footage, and the cockhead presenters are forced to show the same things over and over, make hyperbolic sermons on the power of mother nature, and ask poor locals they come across a series of inane questions.

    Fuck off you fluffybunnies! go home and forget about North Queensland like you do for the other 360 days of the year.

    I am already cringing at the coverage when they get their cameras out later to interview locals who are out inspecting their totaled 100 year old Queenslanders.



  • 24 hour news cycle is how we got here.



  • This fluffybunny. Kochie the monumental fuckwit, is expressing surprise that North Queensland emergency services are organised and know what to do when a cyclone comes.



  • Ch9 has their poor reporter standing out in the weather talking for 5m while across the road a house is being pulled apart.

    It's like they watched an Emmerich movie and thought "yea, that's the stuff"



  • Is Kochie trying to hype this cyclone up so he looks braver?

    "It may not be cat 5, but it's no less ferocious than Yasi" Jesus H...



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    Looks like you'll get pretty wet given where she'll cross. Probably storm surge tides as well.

    People are fucking idiots. Within an hour of the first announcement on Friday every Coles in Cairns had sold out of bread and bottled water. Despite the fact the cyclone was not crossing until Tuesday, and a long way south.

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  • What do big cyclones do for the weather up north?

    Well, it's 5.30 and the temp is 35 (feels like 44). Fuck it's hot!



  • Jeez the commercial channels are shit.

    There's a bit of rain heading our way from ExTC Debs.

    Weather guy on Ch 7 looking suitably bedraggled poo-poohs the SEQ forecast for 150-200mm and breathkessly declares "that's incredibly conservative it'll be more like 450-500". Nobody from the BOM, ABC , Premier Palchook or even Livio Regano (you live in regional QLD you know who Liv is) is making ANY sort of doomsday prediction.

    Move on to a Ch Nine promo. "BRISBANE! is expecting A MONTH OF RAIN! IN A SINGLE DAY! Join us tomorrow to see which suburb gets it worst! ! !"

    FAAAAARK!



  • Well it's been pissing down here all night and the schools are closed. Seems a bit drastic to me, but it will apparently get worse during the day.



  • @booboo fuck the commercial channels. Did you see their disaster porn promos on Tuesday fucking night?

    Get your first look at what has been lost!

    You fucking fluffybunnies.



  • Notwithstanding that Ch7 and Ch9 remain the fluffiest of bunnies SEQ is now officially in panic mode.

    All State schools and many private schools from Agnes Water to NSW, (thanks for the late notice) are closed pending a deluge of biblical proportions.

    If you haven't built your ark it's too late.

    Apparently they want less traffic on the roads mid arvo when it's expected to be at it's worst.

    There is a fair lump of rain moving down from Gladstone and big rain already hitting Brissy and the GC. We've not been too bad as yet.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/national_radar_sat.loop.shtml



  • @booboo if only the Greens were in Governement, these cyclones would've been avoided....



  • Well Bob Brown blamed the coal industry for the 2011 floods. I wonder what they'll blame this on.



  • This cyclone didn't come from Australia. Therefore Pauline Hanson and One Nation are the ones you want in charge if you want less cyclones.

    These foreign cyclones are not compatible with the Australian way of life



  • It's unaustrayan @mariner4life



  • So now the solid rain comes to Brisbane.

    This is Kedron Brook, four hours apart. It's already flooded in the first photo:
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  • You blokes down south just aren't cut out for rain aye. I looked at the radar expecting to see huge swathes of orange and red, and instead it's all blue and green?



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    You blokes down south just aren't cut out for rain aye. I looked at the radar expecting to see huge swathes of orange and red, and instead it's all blue and green?

    Brisbane is ridiculous. Without Wivenhoe Dam, God knows what would happen to the city every time something like this occurred. The fact that the old Queenslanders are all built on stilts gives a good indication of what it must have been like back in the day. A mate of mine lives near Suncorp Stadium and he's been flooded 3 times in the last year. Fark that.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel and it's the Far North Queenslanders who get pumped by the insurance companies....



  • Just blown through here.

    Good excuse for an afternoon off but jeez the weather has been worse.

    Heavyish the last half hour or so but someone turned off the tap.

    May be worserer further south.

    Now have a waterfront property ... admiring our water views in the backyard with a quiet red.



  • @mariner4life said in TC Debbie:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel and it's the Far North Queenslanders who get pumped by the insurance companies....

    When my parents moved here, they didn't want to be anywhere near the river or possible flood zone and bought a house right at the top of a steep hill. Now maybe they missed out on the boom in riverfront but they've avoided being underwater at least twice and don't pack shit every time it rains. I did the same (not that I could afford to live on the river). Fucks me why people want to put themselves in that situation. Lifestyle my arse.



  • Amazing how quickly you can forget about NQ when the south east starts to get affected. Top work 7 and 9 #disasterporn



  • so this bitch has caused some carnage in NZ too...we got off pretty lightly in Whangarei area, we had about 80mm of rain in total at our place (60mm in one 24hr period) plenty of new lakes when I went to Kerikeri this morning and then below Edgecumbe evacuated, Kaikoura cut off again

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91174483/live-cyclone-debbie-remnants-hit-nz



  • Yeah destructive bitch.

    Enzed just isn't built for rain of that magnitude.

    Always worry about Mum in Kaitaia when big rain is forecast up North. Just about couldn't have located a town in a more awkward location if they tried: "hmmm ... where is the narrowest part of the valley downstream of a rather large catchment?
    That'll do! We'll make this the main street ... ". Admittedly they must have got the stopbanks and diversion drains right as they've been lucky for a few decades.

    Been thinking about all our NZ peeps and hoping everyobe is safe and dry. Brother is in Rotorua ... well he's in Honkers at the mo but the family is there and I see it got smashed pretty hard.

    Did I read someone say Edgecumbe had a 1 in 500 year event? (Pedant alert: more correctly it should be referred to as an event with a 0.2% Annual Exceedence Probability (AEP), otherwise people will think they won't get another like it for 500 years ... I recall Southland getting two 1 in 100 year floods in a fortnight back in the early 80s. Confused and annoyed many.)

    Coincidentally - back to my first world problems. Came through Rocky today. Pretty much coincident with the flood peak. Quite amazing. If you haven't followed the news a couple of the tributaries of the Fitzroy River - which drains the second biggest catchment in Australia (after the Murray-Darling system - the difference being the Fitzroy gets rain) had some water fall in them. Flood has taken a week to get downstream. At one stage on Sunday they were predicting the biggest flood in Rockhampton in 60 years. That's quite significant as they tend to flood every two years (we've been in Qld 10 years and I'm pretty sure they've had 5 floods in that time. Also refer comment above about inconveniently located population centres).

    After 2011 they spent $130million building an elevated Highway across the floodplain south of the town. It was like crossing an inland sea. Astonishing.

    The holiday is a bit dampened. The snorkling, glass bottom boat, boom netting planned for Saturday in the crystal clear blue sparkling waters of Great Keppel Island has been throttled back. Water is a tad murky. Nice shade of chocolate milk... do won't be able to spot the bull sharks and crocodiles feasting on the carcasses of the cattle washed downstream...

    But hey we're here injecting revenue into the flood damaged economy ... thank us later ... and the view from the clifftop apartment over the wine glass remains spectacular, if a little windblown and brown.

    Hope the rest of youse all are safe.



  • Pity it didn't rain in Queensland instead...

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    By drought I think she means underwater...



  • @booboo the rains we had 2 weeks back were described in affected areas as a 1 in 100 year event, then this week....


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