Flood Photos July 2022

We have had a bit of rain the past week or so and experienced a bit of flooding. I found some aerial photos to show the extent of the flooding. The water is receding now, but still expect to be slightly cut-off for the next week. Can’t go south more than a few hundred metres and north for a couple of kilometres. Going east and west is simply not happening for a while. Not as bad some previous floods but more impact given the increased population density.

This is the view from my backyard except of course from a ground view perspective. I’m in the clump of houses in the top right of the picture

8 thoughts on “Flood Photos July 2022

  1. Oh, wow!! That’s incredible!

    I hope you guys stay safe.

    *This* is why everyone needs to “prep”, and have an evacuation plan! Nature can really wallop us at times.

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    1. I learnt that one living up north. However if you’re not going to get flooded then be prepped for a bit of a stay at home. People rarely prepare for stuff like this until it bites them.

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  2. Oh no. This isn’t great. Flooding is a part of Australian weather but these 1 in a 100 year event are much more frequent now. Is this the Hawkesbury area? Having lived through the big floods in Brisbane, I can empathise with the protracted and messy clean up. I do hope the water recedes asap and you get any help and support you need. You were wise to stock up.

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    1. This was sunny downtown Maitland which didn’t get as much coverage as other areas. A reasonable flood but nothing in the scheme of things we have experienced for generations. The difference is Maitland learnt lessons from the 1950’s floods which decimated the area. Sadly greed allowed for previously flood prone land that would never be built on to be developed for domestic housing which is now the new problem with floods as reality bites so many in the bum at how common sense was replaced with profit.

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      1. A similar problem existed here. Flood mitigation and the construction of a whopping new dam gave people confidence about building or buying below the floodlines. The popularity of inner city living and short commutes were attractive enough to make folks believe the real estate rhetoric that a flood “will never happen again.” On top of that, high density housing meant many more people were affected.
        Same story, similar causes. Greed is behind it.

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