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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2020, 08:31:39 PM »
What I've read online,
There has been some nasty Shit that has gone their way.
Yes, there should be some flack, but the death threats and other crap doesn't need to be posted.
Whether it be an employee, the owner, they acted like a dick.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2020, 08:35:08 PM »
I couldn't see any death threats, and from posts that people have screen shots of deleted posts it would appear to be the owner, but it's certainly a prick act   >:( >:(
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
I couldn't see any death threats, and from posts that people have screen shots of deleted posts it would appear to be the owner, but it's certainly a prick act   >:( >:(
A lot of earlier posts have been deleted.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2020, 10:22:37 PM »
Just watched that vid .. What a ****N WANKER ..
Two tow trucks loaded with  three jacked up Nissan patrols that had obviously been out playing in the wet around here and came  to grief, went past work headed to the mechanical shops ..
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2020, 05:45:34 AM »
Talking about how easily things can be moved by water.

Just saw this about floodwater coming down the Condamine River

https://www.facebook.com/495024250534471/videos/vb.495024250534471/121088879286291/

Have a look at the tyre lying in the creek bed at ~1 minute mark.

We all know how heavy & awkward tyres are, but see how little water it takes to move one :o

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How good is that, watching water flow down a river that has not had water in it for some time.  Cool


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2020, 07:05:41 AM »
Talking about how easily things can be moved by water.

Just saw this about floodwater coming down the Condamine River

https://www.facebook.com/495024250534471/videos/vb.495024250534471/121088879286291/

Have a look at the tyre lying in the creek bed at ~1 minute mark.

We all know how heavy & awkward tyres are, but see how little water it takes to move one :o

Sorry for those who don't FacePlant.

Thats a pretty cool video. But when I saw the big pipes down the bank, all I could imagine was some water harvester wondering how long till they can suck it dry again  >:D
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2020, 07:20:38 AM »
Yep, great to see it fill so quickly ;D

Must have been a big dump of rain somewhere!

Was wondering what the straight lines were ???
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2020, 07:21:36 AM »
Let them know they have become a Facebook sensation.

Apparently now removed, or at least "Not Found"
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2020, 07:30:22 AM »
Apparently now removed, or at least "Not Found"
It was bound to be removed.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2020, 12:26:48 PM »
Meanwhile things in Tempe are reportedly “fully sick” at the moment.
Drivers are apparently following the advise of the locals and have been more then happy to “send it” whenever instructed. ;D ;D




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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2020, 09:23:56 PM »
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2020, 08:14:36 AM »
Note the Winnebago style vehicle also going past in the background 😳
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2020, 02:35:16 PM »
Plowed into flood waters last night in the B-double. Had a wall of water higher than the cab go over me.

By the time I figured out that it was water over the road at the bottom of the hill, it was to late. I can tell ya, me bumbhole had a death grip on the seat.

Hit it at 80kmh and even though it was only 18" deep, it had a good flow and slowed the truck real fast.

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2020, 08:24:36 AM »
Plowed into flood waters last night in the B-double. Had a wall of water higher than the cab go over me.

By the time I figured out that it was water over the road at the bottom of the hill, it was to late. I can tell ya, me bumbhole had a death grip on the seat.

Hit it at 80kmh and even though it was only 18" deep, it had a good flow and slowed the truck real fast.

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2020, 08:32:31 AM »
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6626275/did-this-driver-make-it/?cs=1507

Sutherland Shire SES is appealing for public assistance to find out whether a motorist who drove across Audley Weir causeway at the height of Sunday's deluge is safe.

A camera at the site captured the vehicle in two metre deep water at 5.38pm.

"Okay, so we need your help please!," the SES said in a Facebook post.

"On Sunday afternoon a 4WD was spotted entering a flooded Audley Weir.

"We have exhausted every avenue to make sure the person in this photo is OK.

"We have no intention of trying to get whoever this is in trouble, we just want to know that they are OK and got out alive.

"The water was 2m deep per the flood gauge when this, and other images where taken.

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2020, 08:55:01 AM »
When will these idiots learn. How do these clowns get on for insurance, if you dry thru floodwaters
your insurance should be null and void.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2020, 09:27:24 AM »
Quit you moaning you just got out of having to take it to the wash pad when you get back to the depot  ;D


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2020, 10:57:50 AM »
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6626275/did-this-driver-make-it/?cs=1507

Sutherland Shire SES is appealing for public assistance to find out whether a motorist who drove across Audley Weir causeway at the height of Sunday's deluge is safe.

A camera at the site captured the vehicle in two metre deep water at 5.38pm.

"Okay, so we need your help please!," the SES said in a Facebook post.

"On Sunday afternoon a 4WD was spotted entering a flooded Audley Weir.

"We have exhausted every avenue to make sure the person in this photo is OK.

"We have no intention of trying to get whoever this is in trouble, we just want to know that they are OK and got out alive.

"The water was 2m deep per the flood gauge when this, and other images where taken.




A 4WD, which tried to cross flooded Audley Weir at the height of Sunday's deluge, managed to reverse to safety.

"They made it out," Sutherland Shire SES said in a Facebook post update.

"We have just received footage proving that the vehicle managed to reverse out.

"This driver was incredibly lucky, if the vehicle did go any further it would have been pushed off the road by the force of the water and the occupants would have likely not survived.

"The NSW SES has completed over 250 Flood / Swift Water Rescues due to the rainfall over the weekend, the vast majority for people like this who drove into floodwater."
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2020, 03:22:17 PM »
Watch as the floodwaters roll into the dry Bega River.

The Brogo Dam is now full and spilling over, after the dam was at 10% capacity a few days ago.

This video is slightly sped up, but you get a sense of how quickly the water was moving.


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2020, 04:40:51 PM »
Nice to see. :D
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2020, 05:36:04 PM »
And thats why you dont camp in dry river beds ..  ;D
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2020, 06:01:12 PM »
And thats why you dont camp in dry river beds ..  ;D
Lol. Like those yanks that did Survivor on the mighty Herbert River all those years ago.... ;D

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That and when they where sitting in the water complaining that there was no fish in the river. Then as they’re talking the cameraman goes under water and pans to the side, literally half a meter away from them is a nice big sooty grunter... ;D

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2020, 08:53:19 AM »
Watch as the floodwaters roll into the dry Bega River.

Yep, great to see another River fill :cup:

But ...

~35 seconds through the clip, the camera pans across to the right & there are 2 little kids, 50m away from everybody else, right at the edge of the water ::)

All it takes is for one of those kids to slip, & by the time anybody got there, he'd be 10 m's away, somewhere under 1/2m of fast-flowing liquid mud :'(

C'mon parents - yeah, it's exciting but how about thinking at the same time ??? >:(
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2020, 11:36:41 AM »
V6 petrol by the sound ofit and drives to the conditions just fine ...must have one hell of a water proofing / rust proofing job done to it ..
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2020, 02:00:39 PM »
What an idiot!  ::)

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