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Today's ride following natural disaster

Posted on January 14, 2011, in General, Mapping

I went looking for my grandmother today, who lives on the bank of the Brisbane River in Wivenhoe Pocket. I didn’t find her, but I’ve been assured she is safe.

Fernvale bridge 32 hours after peaking during major flood. The edge of the water is 830 metres from the bridge which is typically used to traverse the river. The width of the river is estimated to be over 1.5km.

The dried mud on the bitumen road indicates the peak height that was reached.

Note the street sign indicating a side street ahead. Coominya State School lies completely submerged in the water ahead.

Map location The marker denotes the edge of the water as seen in the video to within a few metres.

Alice Street and Queen Street, Goodna, Brisbane 32 hours after Brisbane River peaks in major flood disaster.

The peak height of the river can be seen at 0:01 when the road changes to a dirty colour.

Map location

Schmidt Road, Fernvale 32 hours after Brisbane River peaks in major flood disaster.

The peak height of the river can be seen in the debris that hangs in the fences.

Map location