Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Flood Briefs

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Flood Briefs

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Quarry collapses

A QUARRY filled with water has collapsed, flooding homes and leaving hundreds of people stranded in the Brisbane Valley town of Fernvale. Resident Trudy Hatcher told the ABC that many properties in the lower parts of the valley town had water in their ceiling and there were snakes everywhere.

No-go zone

BRISBANE yesterday had all but ground to a halt, with postal services, public transport and garbage collection all winding up as the city waited for the flood peak to hit. With much of the city deserted, Translink said bus services were suspended yesterday at 1pm, while CityCat and CityFerry services had been cancelled. Train services were continuing yesterday, but were limited. Authorities told people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, waste collection has been suspended in Brisbane this week.

Transport stopped

QUEENSLAND'S transport industry has ground to a halt as devastating floods in the state's south leave hundreds of trucks stranded. …

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