Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brisbane Floods - The Clean Up

With the commencement of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry, the inquiry has received more than 440 GB of information, which amounts to about six million printed pages. The year long inquiry will investigate the disaster, state's preparedness and response to widespread flooding, examining the dam operations and early flood warnings, particularly in the Lockyer Valley where more than 20 people died.

Here are some new images of the aftermath and the massive clean up operation, that went on for months and in some areas, is still going on.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brisbane Floods - 12 January 2011

The only way to show just how BIG this flood was, would have been from the air. Some great shots have been circulating media outlets with examples of this, but I had to settle with land based images, so here's a few pano's I've just created.

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Southbank Parklands

Kangaroo Point


West End

Friday, January 14, 2011

Brisbane Floods - January 2011

After an inland tsunami swept through Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley on the 10th January, leaving 9 people dead and 66 missing, the capital city of Queensland - Brisbane is now engulfed in floodwater. With mass evacuees from suburbs such as West End, Fairfield, New Farm, Milton, Rosalie, Auchenflower, Toowong, Chelmer, Rocklea the river reached a peak of 4.46m, 1 metre shy from the icon flood of '74.

2 days after the Darling Downs tsunami the death toll has risen to 16, with 58 still missing.

The following images were taken in various locations around Brisbane and its inner city suburbs, before, during and after the flood.

West End

Ryan St residents work furiously to protect their home from the rising floodwater.

Panic buying in numerous supermarkets leaves the shelves bare.

Preparing for BIG water.

Boats smash into wharfs along Hamilton Reach.

Moved to higher ground.

West End

Numerous boats and pontoons are ripped from their anchorage and float 24km down river and out into the Bay.

West End

South Brisbane