My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Anna Bligh: The number of people unaccounted for is now 66. This number continues to fluctuate. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Chincilla is bracing for a worse flood than they had two weeks ago. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: River 19.2 metres at Ipswich. Many parts inundated. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Moggill ferry may be sunk to prevent it becoming a torpedo down the river – one its two ropes has broken. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: 3585 located in 57 evacuation centres in Brisbane. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: The 3585 figure includes 1500 people in Ipswich. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Buses into CBD Brisbane have stopped but trains still running. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: All tolls cancelled on Brisbane roads. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Wesley Hospital will not be evacuated – full access still possible, albeit under police escort. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Government buildings closed in CBD, as are private organisations. CBD should be looking like a ghost town around now. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: We have substantial aerial support – 25 helicopters, 11 are military (4 in use, 7 on way). #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: The helicopters are streaming live footage of conditions back to the emergency control room. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: A difficult situation in Lockyer Valley – families who don't know where their children are, bodies of 2 men found today. #QldFloods #
  • RT @Pollytics: When they write the next textbook on disaster management – this will be it. #QldFloods #
  • RT @peterjblack: Albert St in the Brisbane CBD is flooded: http://twitpic.com/3p8xop #QldFloods #
  • RT @peterjblack: The beach at Brisbane's south bank is about to join the river: http://twitpic.com/3p98uh /via @RohanDwyer #
  • A message to Queenslanders from the Governor-General: http://www.gg.gov.au/ – who reminds us she is also Commander-in-Chief… #
  • @clubwah S68 of Constitution:The command in chief of the naval & military forces of the Commonwealth is vested in the GG as the Queen's rep. #
  • Queensland flood briefing: Brisbane River at 4.16 metres and rising, peak of 5.5 metres around 4am, above 1974 levels. #QldFloods #
  • Ipswich river is steady around 19 metres but expected to rise above 20 metres. #QldFloods #
  • Briefing: 12 dead, grave fears for 9, unaccounted for revised to 51. #QldFloods #
  • Chincilla – people need to boil their water before drinking due to e-coli. #QldFloods #
  • Police briefing reports two people found alive after having been swept away by flood waters – a small piece of good news. #QldFloods #
  • Have uploaded audio of the latest Queensland govt/police briefing, along with those from earlier today: http://auspol.info/a5PelL #QldFloods #
  • @Hagarco Greetings! #
  • Premier Anna Bligh is holding another press briefing in Brisbane… circumstances are very grim… thousands of home inundated #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: 1000 homes in Ipswich inundated; Brisbane peak tomorrow slighly lower than expected; Chincilla has peaked; death toll 12. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Moggill ferry has broken a guide rope – 1.5 tonne anchor will be used to secure it – anchor flown in tomorrow morning. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: The Island barge/boat, not sure yet whether this will be secured or scuttled. Naval divers flying in pending decision to sink. #
  • Bligh: Floating walkway around New Farm is at risk of dislodging – will be broken up into sections and disposed of. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Expecting peak at 4am, many people will find water in their streets tonight, now is the time to leave, no room for complacency. #
  • Bligh: 43 people still not accounted for – grave concerns for some of them, despondent about finding them all. #QldFloods #
  • Police say they've had one case only of a forcible evacuation – man with a firearm. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Brisbane will take up to scenes like they've never seen in their lives… people need to brace themselves… #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Already there are parts of Brisbane that are unrecognisable… some areas look like inland lakes… #QldFloods #
  • Police say they've had one case of looting in Warwick – the amount of looting is quite minor. #QldFloods #
  • Bligh: Will be substantial economic impact… coal industry will take weeks to months to get back to normal… 2nd cotton crop in row lost. #
  • Blight: Cuts to supply lines – railway and major arterial roads – will have a major impact. But we can recover quickly and is priority. #
  • Bligh: 115,000 properties have power cut off now… better to evacuate… #QldFloods #
  • Police say 2 people who were swept away by raging floodwaters have been found – details still being gathered. #QldFloods #
  • VexNews is in cutting form at the moment: http://auspol.info/gR7nGt – "Heartless Harvey fiddles at lavish Gold Coast party while Qld drowns" #
  • @Drag0nista So when does Abbott start getting some questions like this: http://auspol.info/iiYeT3 #
  • @jacquirudd Hehe… how dare you attempt to spoil a good spot of billionaire bashing! #
  • RT @Wendycarlisle: Well worth checking out -pics of #qldfloods As taken by TripleJ listeners http://on.fb.me/f3Aglq. (via @triplej) #
  • @AdsFC @lindykt Different circumstances – Latham's position was vulnerable, Abbott's isn't. And he is the Opposition Leader, not in govt. #
  • RT @MERCURYEDITOR: Front page of tomorrow's Illawarra Mercury: http://is.gd/kCdyR #Qldfloods #
  • @Pollytics He'll be leader by the end of the month! #
  • @2FBS @lapuntadelfin Rudd will never be leader again but the hearse might have a few other jobs to do before it calls for JG. #
  • @stevescicluna My use of the apostrophe is always to alert the people who have difficulty detecting tone that I am joking… #
  • Not quite what you'd expect to hear from ex-Liberal MP Ross Cameron: http://auspol.info/hj8Obv – on Assange's 'forced move'. #
  • @iBleeter And note the Royal "we" he used! #
  • The nation grieves: http://auspol.info/dQ4zx0 – David Marr on the Brisbane floods. #
  • Marr on Rudd: "The cameras were on him and he had found his voice. Julia Gillard has yet to find hers. Anna Bligh was indefatigable." #
  • Visit the burbs and be surprised: http://auspol.info/eK3Mes – Dennis Glover on gay marriage, social democracy and working-class Australia. #

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