Critical Situation Queensland 11-01-11

Late Storm hit Toowoomba.. then flooding in Lower Valley..

Not a freak … Storms happen like this.. caught unawares..

Lightning strike  hit Premier’s Plane… she laughed it off..  WARNING…

Brisbane for Tuesday: Rain periods with possible thunder. Rain gradually easing later in the day. Moderate E/NE winds, fresh at times.

AT PRESENT 7.31  am… raining from South of Fraser Island down to Tasmania..


Already Toowoomba’s wettest January since 1974

17:22 EDT More than 150mm in the last 24 hours has helped this January become Toowoomba’s wettest since 1974, when Cyclone Wanda hit southeast Queensland.

Torrential rain flooding northwestern Victoria

11:04 EDT A large area of northwestern Victoria is being flooded by torrential rain and thunderstorms, the heaviest in decades in some parts.

More heavy rain for Southeast QLD

16:22 EDT Heavy rain continued over already inundated parts of southeastern Queensland this weekend.

Does the Sunshine Coast need a name change?

A wet week ahead for much of Southeastern Australia

Southwest WA received a drenching


Bligh’s Plane Struck by Lightning


A plane carrying Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and the man leading the state’s flood recovery, Major-General Mick Slater, has been hit by lightning over the Sunshine Coast.

Ms Bligh was returning from a tour of the flood ravaged town of Theodore when lightning hit the plane over Maleny just after 2:00pm (AEST) on Sunday.

A spokesman for the Premier says there was a loud bang and a flash of white light through the plane.

Two static wicks on both wings were destroyed, but the engines and navigation equipment continued to work and the plane landed without incident at Brisbane airport around 2:30pm.

The King Air has been used during the floods to move personnel and supplies to flood-affected towns.

Engineers are now checking the plane and it is expected to be out of operation for some time.

The Government has sourced a replacement aircraft to assist with flood operations.

The incident comes as towns across the flood-ravaged state endure more rain.


Llightning hit the plane over Maleny just after 2:00pm

Llightning hit the plane over Maleny (AAP: Queensland Government)

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