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(Phys Org2)   Australia, not content with only animals that can kill you, adds "Rain" to the list of fatal entities you want to avoid   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Scary, Weather, Australia, Flood, Brisbane, New South Wales, Huge downpours, state of Queensland, general inquiries  
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2255 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Feb 2022 at 2:50 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-02-27 11:13:39 PM  
The only way to answer this is to let people know thunder asthma is real and very dangerous.
 
2022-02-28 3:01:55 AM  
Death toll is now eight and one river has risen 47ft !!
 
2022-02-28 3:06:23 AM  
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2022-02-28 3:13:23 AM  

jokerscrowbar: Death toll is now eight and one river has risen 47ft !!


Um, that's not good (tm). Typical flood gauges go to 5-10-15' maybe 20, 47 is farking nuts. In a quick Google the highest I could find for the US were on the lower Mississippi and the Red River, and those topped out at less than 45'.
 
2022-02-28 3:16:27 AM  
It's the reason for the mullets.  Protection.
 
2022-02-28 3:18:50 AM  
This was the worst rain I've seen in my life and I lived in the tropics for years. The low just sat over the area and wouldn't move, the rain was constant.
At my place, we had over 700mm in six days. I'm on the top of a hill so I wasn't too worried. A mate in the valley had over 900mm in the same time and his place became an island.
We were OK though, as we had plenty of provisions (single malt for me and bourbon for him).
Gotta feel for those that were flooded. All I have to worry about is whether the golf course will dry out enough to be playable by Friday.
 
2022-02-28 3:20:57 AM  
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2022-02-28 3:24:56 AM  
Btw I was expecting this to be about some Australian relative of the manchineel tree. Having seen photos of the damage one of those did to the hood of a car during a rainstorm I know you want nothing to do with the poisonous rain coming off their leaves.
 
2022-02-28 3:27:07 AM  
Just watched this a couple of hours ago.
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2022-02-28 3:32:47 AM  
The Cult - Rain
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2022-02-28 4:26:10 AM  

shuntman: At my place, we had over 700mm in six days.


We had 750mm+ in 72 hours
 
2022-02-28 4:31:11 AM  
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2022-02-28 5:48:28 AM  
I always think about what it must smell like when all the water recedes.
I'm also  convinced that the Playboy Mansion must have had a horrible smell, dried semen and air freshener is how I imagine it, crusty shag pile carpets and so on.
Not entirely relevant, but I worry about smells a lot.
 
2022-02-28 6:14:34 AM  
Oh, brother, it's wet

Rolf Harris - In The Wet (Original 45)
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2022-02-28 6:40:46 AM  

princhester: shuntman: At my place, we had over 700mm in six days.

We had 750mm+ in 72 hours


You need to translate that into Rhode Islands or hogsheads so the rest of us can understand
 
2022-02-28 6:47:30 AM  
Don't forget the added bonus that all that rain forces the local fauna to take shelter in your house.
 
2022-02-28 8:56:34 AM  

HighlanderRPI: princhester: shuntman: At my place, we had over 700mm in six days.

We had 750mm+ in 72 hours

You need to translate that into Rhode Islands or hogsheads so the rest of us can understand


0.00372823 of a furlong or 1.64 cubits if you prefer.
 
2022-02-28 10:08:38 AM  
So, uh... it flooded? Yes, that tends to be deadly.
 
2022-02-28 12:13:08 PM  
The rainbow serpent is not to be messed with

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