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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lisa&joh, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. lisa&joh

    lisa&joh Guest

    Hi all, we are still in the Uk. Slow processing with house and work. But we have obviously tracking the floods. Our hearts go out to all those effected.:frown:

    What we need to know is how bad is the west of Brisbane, Pullenvale, kenmore, belbowie etc. As when we call estate agents they always seems to make things sound very rosy indeed. We really want an honest answer on how bad these areas have been effected.

    Anyone help??

    regards Lisa x:confused:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi Lisa
    Thankfully with the help of lots of volunteers Brisbane is getting back to normal. Some areas now show very little signs of the floods that hit them whilst others are still 'wrecked'.

    As for suburbs affected, its hard to say - Yes avoid this suburb, or No this one was ok as the majority only affected a few streets or propertys in the area.

    This map gives you a good idea of the excat streets affected across various suburbs, the first pic you see is of the place before floods, scroll your mouse over the picture and it will show you after the flood.
    ABC News - Brisbane floods: before and after

    Hope this helps you
    Cal x
  3. lisa&joh

    lisa&joh Guest

    Hi Cal

    Very interesting link. Heartbreaking at the same time. Thanks for your help
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    No problem, i am glad it will help you.

    The whole flood thing was tragic, too many homes, business and lives lost not to mention pets and livestock.
    One thing that does stand out more than anything because of all this, is the friendly, helpful attitude of fellow queenslanders, its hard to comprehend how much everyone ,total strangers, pull together to help others out, until you are here and can expereince it for yourself. It certainly makes you proud to be in this country and also makes you feel that the stresses and worry over the whole visa application and migration process was totally worth while.

    Cal x
  5. Claire&Kirk

    Claire&Kirk Guest

    builder available

    Hi, my husband is a builder-we are looking at emigrating but no idea which part of Australia to go to, with 3 small children we have a lot to consider but most important is a job for my hubby, because of all the damaged homes the obvious place is the flood hit areas but where would we live-are there any suitable areas for a family not hit or likely to be hit within reach of work !
    My heart goes out to all those who lost their homes.
  6. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    LOL, as you can see from the map above and media reports in the paperwork, there are many many suburbs that were not affected by the floods. We are approx 40mins south of the city and were relatively unaffected, lots of nice family areas are out there where you wouldnt have to worry to much.

    Also see the map i linked to above as this will show you that even though a suburb maybe listed as flooded, only a few streets or houses may actually have been affected.

    Re - building work, , there is a strong possibilty that by the time you applied for and was granted a visa, relocated to Brisbane and sorted out the various trade licence to enable your hubby to work that most traces of the floods will be long gone.

    Cal x

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