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Old 16th November 2008, 09:04 PM
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Cyclone at Narangba!!!

(%+^*&* hell! Got caught this arvo in Narangba - it wasn't a "storm" it was a friggen cyclone.
I've seen some bad ones, and been in a cyclone, but that was as bad as anything I've seen. Look hairy going into it, and it was.
Went from dry gullies to flowing rivers, and dry roads to above the headlights in less than 10 minutes.
Trees and iron everywhere, at stage parked the D2 on the side of the road, couldn't even see the bonnet, or what colour it was. Car was "rocking" like a RUC land rover in West Belfast side to side, the wind was that ferocious, and hail dropping more than rain.
I was just waiting for the windscreen to pack it in or end up on our side.
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Old 16th November 2008, 09:35 PM
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We had a real bad storm here too, just after we got back from our trip to Mount Mee Forest. The wind and rain were quite incredible, it really battered the side of our house that is still under construction, so water everywhere
Now the wind has stopped but the rain is hammering down, our creek rose a couple of feet in a matter of minutes.Still it's washed all the mud off of the county
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Old 16th November 2008, 09:45 PM
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I was in Rochedale when it hit and for a few minutes as it passed over I couldn't see past the bonnet. No wind though.

Did your Disco get damaged with the hail?
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:15 PM
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She was a cracking storm!
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:29 PM
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I was coming back from Rocksberg along Caboolture River Road, back to Tullawong, wind so strong it was whipping the rain into a fog, could'nt see a damn thing, trees and large branches crashing down all around me, did'nt know where the road was, afraid to stop, just as likely to get some idiot plow into my rear, road was under 2 to 3 feet of water in parts, some areas well and truly over my headlights (Toyota Yaris YRX LW... the rest of the trip home was no better, King street ( D'ag Highway) was under water too.

Best one I have been in for quite some time....not sure how much rain as the gauge is overflowing.
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Old 16th November 2008, 11:49 PM
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only hit here for about 20 minutes or so, weve had pretty lightning and residual rain intermittantly since, I was in the shops when it hit here, the lights went out to standby lighting and everyone was complaining about the shops forcing people out early by turning the lights off.
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Old 17th November 2008, 08:58 AM
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the alarms went off in my shop so got a call from the security mob, went over and caboolture / morayfield looked like a war zone.

flashing emergency services lights as far as the eye could see, debris everywhere.

a couple of accidents on morayfield road just to add to the drama...

best wishes to the ses and emergency crews as they are in a for a couple of big days i think...
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No power for 12hrs, it could have been worse they said it might not be back on till 10p.m tonight! thank god they were wrong we'd not long just filled up the freezer.
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Old 17th November 2008, 08:44 PM
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I had only just got back from LCMP via the Brisbane Valley Highway, unpacked the car just emptying the esky when the storm hit. Was able to wash the car as it hadn't been done since the Levuka run - now nice and shiny (well as shiny as mine can be) in preperation for this weekends run. The went to check if our local creek had flooded so was also able to wash under the car a bit

The clouds on the way down certainly looked interesting, but definitely glad I had made it home before that came through. Also glad it didn't come through while I was camping.
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Old 18th November 2008, 07:39 AM
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OK crap quality photos, but wasn't too concerned about photo quality as you might understand.
The colours are a bit skewiff and don't do it justice.


Heading into it - (towards Narangba) really really black and the blue was actually the most intense "green colours" I've ever seen.


The blue here is actually glowing dark green. This is where I quoted the gorgeous george from Snatch on the way to the pikey camp -"Oh, this is going to get messy"



More of the build up






It begins



Trees going everywhere and roads instantly turned into rivers


This car was 2 metres in front of us (we had pulled over by this stage) - couldn't hardly see it for rain and intense hail, couldn't even see the end of our bonnet, or what colour it was.


THis is the most amazing photo.
This is the BP at the roundabout cnr Oakey flat rd & new Settlement Rd.
It's not a river. behind that fence is a football field and between the hedge and the fence is the road we were on. It was bone dry about 5 minutes before this. It now over the wheel arches and up to the bonnet


The aftermath







Normal 1 hr drive home, turned into quite an exciting 3 1/2 hr mission, not one I'd choose to do again. The Mrs had the rosary beads and a few tears a couple a times
Just glad we were in the Disco
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