Storm Damage at The Gap

2 days after the storm.

This 5 shot hand-held panorama shows just a small portion of what was pretty much everywhere - broken trees and debris.

Google's Street View shows this section of Payne Rd before the storm.

Excuse the less than stellar photography, it was raining, I was standing on the white line on the side of the road trying to quickly grab some shots before I got run over by army trucks carrying personnel and green waste, while attempting to keep the camera steady at 1/25th of a second.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 18th November 2008, This photo: 5:29pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    You are to be excused David.
    Now where will the Possums live? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Not in people's roofs I presume... ;-/
  • accesser said:
    It just did not let up last night out my way rain even more heavy rain and then even more heavy rain
  • David de Groot said:
    According to the BoM, Mt Glorious had 69mm, yet to check the gauge here. I suspect I'm flooded in right now.
  • accesser said:
    I think that Bom page updates a 9am or so could be wrong . . ..
    Either way it was an intense night of driving rain, I work out near the airport as you go over that last little bridge before you exit the gateway (coming from north side) the water under that bridge was the fastest and highest I've ever seen it.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    And then it rained again yesterday, eh?
    Are you able to drive anywhere today?
    I heard some spots got 250mm of rain!
  • David de Groot said:
    I can believe it. Apparently Samford Rd at Ferny Grove went under (and they've raised that from what it used to be!).
    Not yet, bridges are under. I'll go down and check again in an hour or so, might be able to get out then as we've not had any more rain since around 4am-ish.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    it hard for me to understand how wrecked these places are because over here we are still in one piece... i bet my old house at samford is wrecked though.. have you been fenced in with the flooding? crazy weather.
  • David de Groot said:
    Samford faired fairly well on Sunday. Not too much damage at all.
    As for last night's rain - 74mm we had, so yeah, all the creeks are flooded. I'm going to head down and see if I can get to work shortly (checked this morning and it was a no go).
  • accesser said:
    Plenty of pics here:,23816,5035825-17382,00.html
    This is quite amazing to watch it unfolding
  • perennialpal said:
    I'm so sorry for this hardship to the area.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed, it's hard to comprehend, even after you've seen it in person.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Looks amazingly terrible.
  • David de Groot said:
    It was. Somewhat hard to comprehend, even when you've seen it in person.
  • stpnwolfnr said:
    It was pretty bad. That roof was off a house that just finished being built.