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The Kaz
Jan 12th, 2011, 06:38 AM
:sad:

Just heard it on the Australian news... the players are lucky it was last week and not this week or they would of been stuck in Brisbane for a long time...

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Melbourne next?:unsure: :scared:

Josh.
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:31 AM
^ No. Its just effecting Brisbane. Western Australia is actually experiencing Bush Fires. This country and its weather. :lol:

petey_pan
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:31 AM
My town Toowoomba has been struck violently as well we have had 10 fatalities and about 80 people still missing :( Yes it is heading to NSW and possibly Victoria within the next week so we may not get an Australian Open at all.

claypova
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:32 AM
:scared::scared: this flood is so scary :bigcry:

Nikkiri
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:55 AM
http://i56.tinypic.com/ws8t95.jpg

:eek:

RandomShot
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:57 AM
That is crazy :eek:. It spins me out that there was a tournament there last week. I was in Brissy last week for it, and yeah, it feels surreal just looking at pictures, vids etc. Just thinking of those affected by the floods :sad:; wishing them the best.

Mana
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:58 AM
This is quite sad :sad:

Mikey.
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Oh god. :sobbing:

PLP
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:05 AM
They showed it on Eurosport.
Really awful. :sad:

eck
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:05 AM
ES just showed some pictures of Brisbane Int. grounds. :tears:
It's pretty much as tall as the net :o

mauresmofan
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:07 AM
They just showed loads of pics on eurosport - shocking to think a tournament just ended there a few days ago

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Saw it on Eurosport too. Players were lucky to play there last week. This whole situtation is just awful :sad:

The Witch-king
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:13 AM
http://i56.tinypic.com/ws8t95.jpg

:eek:

That's awful.

Atleast the Australian Open will probably help to bring more publicity to these disasters.

MarryKC
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Oh My Awesome God:eek:

Kəv.
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:18 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/223714960.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1294824885&Signature=5YYvyJ9qCB004awmqIo23Dp%2BHMw%3D
Look At Suncorp Stadium, an rugby ground.

edificio
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:49 AM
My town Toowoomba has been struck violently as well we have had 10 fatalities and about 80 people still missing :( Yes it is heading to NSW and possibly Victoria within the next week so we may not get an Australian Open at all.

Oh, yes, I saw a YouTube video of that flash flood. Very scary. Sorry to hear of so many deaths. The way people were standing beside that torrential flood watching the cars go down was quite nervousmaking. I couldn't help thinking some people might have not been able to escape it. So sorry for your town. :sad:

Kəv.
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:50 AM
:sad: I saw a dude stuck in his car. On the news

tennisvideos
Jan 12th, 2011, 09:05 AM
Yes its very sad for all the people affected, lost lives and I hate to think about all the poor helpless animals and beloved pets who would have been unable to escape the horror. God bless them all.

Noctis
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:00 AM
Last week they are still playing
thus week all flooded

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:15 AM
its terrible what all those unfortunate families are going through now in QLD:sad::sad:

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:26 AM
This is shocking. :eek:

Mary Cherry.
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:27 AM
I've never seen anything like it before, awful stuff. Quite annoyed at the lack of news coverage it had been getting over here in the UK.

roelc
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:28 AM
god is showing what he thinks of WTA atm

no, seriously, i hope the water will go back soon and all the best to the people who are in trouble now

Srex
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:33 AM
they showed pics during azarenka v clijsters. i couldnt belive it when i saw it. crazy stuff.

Sharapovian
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:35 AM
This is terrible :sad:

Spiritof42
Jan 12th, 2011, 01:54 PM
This is some major flooding. I've never seen anything like this.

Pat Rafter Arena:

http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/92/66/0,,12781~9332370,00.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/94/66/0,,12781~9332372,00.jpg

Outside courts:

http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/8e/66/0,,12781~9332366,00.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/javaImages/96/66/0,,12781~9332374,00.jpg

More photos on the WTA website (http://www.wtatour.com/gallery/20110112/brisbane-arena-swamped_2256674_2264370)

Gawain
Jan 12th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Yep, that's water.

Huntress55
Jan 12th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Its so crazy there was a tournie there just last week.

Its terrible seeing Brisbane getting flooded :sad:

Break My Rapture
Jan 12th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Holy shit. :scared: That's scary. Wish the best to all Aussies.

Slutiana
Jan 12th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Craziness. And from what they say, it's only going to get higher as the night wears on.

Thoughts and prayers to all the Australians caught up in this.

Drimal
Jan 12th, 2011, 02:34 PM
That's scary. :eek:

These Australian floods remind me of the floods in Eastern Germany in 2002.

My thoughts are with the victims of this natural catastrophy in Queensland.

Mr.Sharapova
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:07 PM
:eek: Horrible :sad:.

toxina90
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:20 PM
There are so many of these disasters one after another, I lose count. Imagine the dangerous things like snakes and crocodiles in the waters where people are walking around :eek: good luck to all those suffering.

Joe.
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:25 PM
It really puts it into perspective of just how deep the water is when you think it almost covers the fences around the courts. My prayers go out for everyone affected- stay strong Australia! :hug:

Mynarco
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:35 PM
:o OH NO

crazillo
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:15 PM
It's awful, at least it gets covered unlike the flood in Pakistan last year.

no-hay-igual
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:20 PM
shocking !! those pictures are just crazy, my thoughts are with you queensland <3

tennisforadults
Jan 12th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Didn't in December Australia have a drought?

Erm yes and no.

Australia is a big country, and in general, the southeast (which includes Melbourne and Sydney) and parts of Queensland (includes Brisbane) have been in drought for the last 13 years.

But in 2010, most of the drought-affected areas have received record rainfall since 1996.

The rain that is falling in Queensland has not really stopped since early December. That's why flooding is so severe.

tennisforadults
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Melbourne next?:unsure: :scared:

Unlikely.

Melbourne has had a lot of rain but not to the same extent.

claypova
Jan 12th, 2011, 10:54 PM
it's only flashflooding in victoria, and its in northen victoria, so it's not goin to affect Melbourne, BUT there would probably be alot of rain during the Australian Open, so .... :o

doujyr
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:16 PM
A year ago, 230,000 people died in the Haiti earthquake.

claypova
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:24 PM
A year ago, 230,000 people died in the Haiti earthquake.

your point is ... ?

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:53 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/ws8t95.jpg

:eek:

Scary :hug:

Dani12
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:34 AM
A year ago, 230,000 people died in the Haiti earthquake.

Wow....what the??

tennisforadults
Jan 13th, 2011, 02:25 AM
A year ago, 230,000 people died in the Haiti earthquake.

Yes it was an absolute tragedy.

And we are supposed to be feeling guilty mentioning floods in Queensland? :rolleyes: