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9.10pm: Virtually every Brisbane CBD business or home will be powerless tomorrow morning in a power shutdown of a magnitude not seen since the 1974 floods. The city’s massive power grid will be shut down from 7am, sending 100,000 homes and businesses into darkness.
8.43pm: A bleak picture from Premier Anna Bligh. She says: “The only positive news is that we do expect to see the rainfall clear tomorrow …” But even that’s not definite, she warns.
8.40pm: Over the past 24 hours, 1500 people have been evacuated. Evacuations will continue overnight.
- ‘Worst flood in a century’ (theage.com.au)
- Brisbane mayor orders residents to evacuate as dam struggles to hold wall of water which has killed nine in Queensland (dailymail.co.uk)
- Parts of Brisbane to evacuate as floods threaten (guardian.co.uk)
- Families unaccounted for in Qld flood zone (news.theage.com.au)