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Title: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: Greybeard on 03.02. 2019 21:29
https://goo.gl/maps/c5qNnkVkTtF2

Mod edit. https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/04/06/38/townsville-floods-latest-news-homes-lest-rescues
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: RichardL on 04.02. 2019 05:11
GB,

As a curious bystander, I didn't see any "Townsville" in the UK. There is a Townsville City in Australia. Oddly, when I first saw the image I thought it looked familiar as being along the train ride from one of the airports into London. Sure enough, looking up "Three Bridges," as appears in the sign along the stream, that village is along the tracks near Gatwick. So, please tell us the relevance of your question and if I am somewhere on the right "track."

Richard L.
 
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: MikesClassicCycleSpares on 04.02. 2019 05:37
Not sure what the original post is about? But if referring to Townsville - Queensland, Australia. They are in the midst of a huge flood/Natural Disaster zone.
Thoughts go out to any forum members up that way, Hope you are all high and dry

News story here >> https://www.9news.com.au/2019/02/04/06/38/townsville-floods-latest-news-homes-lest-rescues
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: duTch on 04.02. 2019 06:16
 
 One of the Terry's (Terry K or Terry G) is up there somewhere
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: muskrat on 04.02. 2019 07:15
Yes terryk is up there. Hope he has floaties. And Wozza has a good mate up there that's not very well.
Floods up there, fires in Tassie, hot and humid here.
Mother Nature at her best. If it was Father Nature it would be sunny and warm every day and a shower of rain at night!
Cheers
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: Swarfcut on 04.02. 2019 09:31
 By chance I had seen a report of Townsville on a UK internet newsfeed. It had not made the general news here when GB posted yesterday. My understanding is that spillways have been opened to save the dam, but a tremendous cost to people and property in the local area.
      Best wishes to all in trouble.

  Hard choice for authority to make under such circumstances. 

  Swarfy.
Title: Re: Anyone in Townsville?
Post by: Greybeard on 04.02. 2019 10:18
OK, to clarify. The link I posted must have been left in the clipboard instead of the link I intended to post about Townsville Australia. Sorry for the confusion.

The incorrect link is a Google Streetview of a location close to where I grew up and a place I often explored as a kid. Three Bridges, (Southall) is where a road crosses a canal which crosses a railway cutting all at the same place. The canal footpath has been Streetviewed by someone carrying the camera because you cannot drive on the footpath.