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FLOODING RAIN

 

 

To say it's been raining would be an under statement. After years of drought we now have widespread flooding. The fitzroy river is expected to peak at 9.4 metres, with at least 150 homes having water above the floorboards. In surrounding areas entire towns have been evacuated and are under water. This image is of the Rockhampton pony club grounds, with the Fitzroy River in the background.

 

I went out taking pics hoping to demonstrate the force/power behind the moving water, but was unable to achieve this.

 

On my arrival home, I  slipped on the wet top step while unlocking the front door and fell down 10 steps onto the concrete path, fractured my collarbone and lacerated the left elbow. Very painful, thank goodness for mobile phones manage to sit up and phone for an ambulance, then sat in the rain while I waited. The emergency services do a fantastic job and I was very grateful for their expert care.

 

The camera survived the fall.

FLOODING RAIN

 

 

To say it's been raining would be an under statement. After years of drought we now have widespread flooding. The fitzroy river is expected to peak at 9.4 metres, with at least 150 homes having water above the floorboards. In surrounding areas entire towns have been evacuated and are under water. This image is of the Rockhampton pony club grounds, with the Fitzroy River in the background.

 

I went out taking pics hoping to demonstrate the force/power behind the moving water, but was unable to achieve this.

 

On my arrival home, I  slipped on the wet top step while unlocking the front door and fell down 10 steps onto the concrete path, fractured my collarbone and lacerated the left elbow. Very painful, thank goodness for mobile phones manage to sit up and phone for an ambulance, then sat in the rain while I waited. The emergency services do a fantastic job and I was very grateful for their expert care.

 

The camera survived the fall.

comments (16)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2010, 07:39
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Aussie. I'm so sorry! I thought of you yesterday while watching the news of your flooding on CNN Int'l. I hate it that you fell and hurt yourself. Please pamper yourself and know we're thinking of you. Happy New Year, regardless. Let's hope this is the worst of it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Dec 2010, 07:56
Shit, 10 steps and it survived. Canon build great cameras.

OK, back to reality. I saw about the flooding on tv. Oz sounds like our SA - always swinging from one extreme to the next. We had our share of floods the 2 weeks before Christmas.

I am sorry to read about your mishap. Couldn't have been pleasant at all. Hope things will be on the up and a very prosperous 2011.
Aussie: Strong and built to last those Canons, I did find a couple of scratches on the nd filter. Luckily my house has never been affected by floodwaters, or so I'm told by my elderly neighbor
We have seen the floods here on the news and it looks awful. Hope you are recovering after your fall and that 2011 will be a good year
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2010, 08:42
Good heavens Aussie: you poor thing! I hope you're ok now.

We saw this flooding on the TV yesterday: it is very dramatic & probably very unexpected too
Oh my goodness! What a terrible thing to happen to you. I guess you get some unexpected time off. Take care of yourself.....
A great shot at what a cost Aussie. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
I can't imagine how people cope with flooding, it looks dreadful.

Your slip was a shock as well, I'm glad you remembered your mobile phone. I hope you recover soon, but by the time you you will be so skillful one handed you will amaze yourself.

Hapyy 2011.
Oh my, Aussie!!!! Collarbones are one of the worst to break, as they can not be fixated and put in plaster. I expect you to wear a sling? Take it easy! Rest a lot!!

Nonetheless I wish you a Very Happy New Year!!!
OMG, I hope you're OK now and that this is not too painful!
I saw the floods at your on TV this afternoon. They said they were the worst for the past 50 years.
Look after yopurself.
All the best.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jan 2011, 08:10
Oh My goodness, Aussie.
Ginnie told me yesterday about your picture, but never told the rest of the story.
I am so happy that you 'survived' the fall down. I do hope you will recover soon.
I know the force of water, 15 years ago 1/5 of the Netherlands was flooded, thousands of people had to be evacuated, we almost....
I took a trip to see it with my own eyes.
Force of water is almost not be able to capture.
But you did a wonderful job.
In Europe there is now a lot of snow, I am afraid that when the meltdown comes in spring, we will be in danger again, we are at the end of the rivers and there will be too much flooding water.
and now about the Canon, please read about this Dutch man, he fell down while in the Tour the France, his Pontiac watch still ticked.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_van_Est
So I am glad you have a good camera and I know that is the least of your concern, however, we all treat our camera's as our children don't we.
Happy New Year and all the best.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jan 2011, 08:15
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_(horloge)
Pontiac is a belgium watch brand.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jan 2011, 09:53
Yes, I can imagine your situation while looking at your picture and after having read your introduction- my best wishes for you and a good new year, too and that you are recovering very soon!
Aww heck, sorry to read you've hurt yourself. Hope it isn't too painful and it heals soon, could've been a heck of a lot worse.

Hope you were able to welcome in the New Year with a bit of a smile. Good luck smile
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 1 Jan 2011, 21:12
It's been a while Mate....i heard about the flooding Down Under and i hope that you and your camera are recuperating.....just the same it will still be a Happy New year once the rain stops.....
All the best from our house to your house.

Penny and ....petersmile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:14
Jeez Aussie, that's awful! Let's hope the flood and its aftermath will be over soon. Please take care
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 02:11
Great picture, Aussie.

Sad to hear what it cost you, and hope you recover soon.

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