Flooding effects around Brisbane.
Flooding effects around Brisbane. Courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:
Here are two examples of flooding.
- Predominantly, severe circumstances that have occurred in the late 1800’s, 1974 and more recently in 2011 & 2013.
- Another type is localized flooding that occurs much more often and possibly on numerous occasions within a year.
This photo is an example in the latter category as indicated by the water shadow line on the concrete stumps. The property is in the Nundah area, a low lying north east suburb of Brisbane and as you an see by the photo, it floods often.
Potential causes of local flooding:
- Flooding of a nearby creek.
- Inadequate street drainage (or blocking).
Effects flooding has on properties and buildings
- Damage to precious items.
- Limit or stop access to a property.
- Damage to buildings.
Flooding of any sort, can cause movement of buildings to varying degrees. This is often dependant on the period of time flooding has occurred also the type of soil.
Doesn’t matter too much what the cases may be, the main concern is that it happens way too often and when least expected!
Flooding effects around Brisbane, more information:
Some guides to help you prepare:
You can also download:
- Flooding in Brisbane – an explanation of technical flood terms
- Flooding fact sheet – an explanation of flood information tools and maps
Flood in Brisbane, 1893