• Short Summary

    THE CYCLONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW SOUTH WALLS FLOODING HAS ALSO DISRUPTED LIFE FURTHER NORTH.?

  • Description

    THE CYCLONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW SOUTH WALLS FLOODING HAS ALSO DISRUPTED LIFE FURTHER NORTH. THIS IS HOW MANY SUBURBAN STREETS IN BRISBANE LOOK....FLOODWATERS EVERYWHERE - IN MANY PLACES SEVERAL FEET DEEP. THIS HOUSE WAS UNROOFED BY A STRONG GUST OF WIND. THE ROOF WAS TORN OFF IN ONE PIECE AND LIFTED 40-FEET ON TO THE LAWN IN A NEIGHBOUR'S BACK YARD.

    AT MANLY, A BRISBANE BAY SIDE SUBURB, DOZENS OF SMALL LAUNCHES WERE TORN FROM THEIR MOORING. SOME WERE SMASHED AGAINST THE SEA WALL; OTHERS WERE LEFT HIGH ON THE BEACH AT LOW TIDE. OWNERS AND POLICE WORKED FEVERISHLY TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE.

    IN THE SUBURB OF KALINGA, WATER MORE THAN EIGHT FEET DEEP RUSHED ALONG THIS WATER COURSE. HERE, AND AT NEARBY KEDRON, MANY HOMES WERE SURROUNDED BY FLOODWATER. LOCAL FLOODING AT ROCKLEA BLOCKED ONE OF BRISBANE'S MAIN TRAFFIC ARTERIES-THE ROCKLEA UNDERPASS.

    THOSE DRIVERS WHO WERE PRUDENT DIDN'T TAKE A CHANCE ON CROSSING - NOT WHILE THE GAUGE REGISTERED JUST OVER TWO FEET. BUT THE OLD HANDS, PARTICULARLY THE BIG TRANSPORT DRIVERS, TOOK IT EASILY IN THEIR STRIDE.

    STORMWATER BACKING UP IN DRAINS CAUSED MUCH OF THE LOCAL FLOODING AROUND BRISBANE. TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WERE NECESSARY THROUGH MANY SUBURBS WHILE INCHES OF WATER FLOWED THROUGH MANY HOMES. TO ADD TO THE DISCOMFIT OF QUEENSLANDERS. THE "SUNSHINE STATE" HAS BEEN CHILLED AS FAR NORTH AS THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EC6CE2IAVWR9SZRNY5ED15N1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EC6CE2IAVWR9SZRNY5ED15N1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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