Amazing footage of East Creek near Chalk Drive / Chalk Lane rising and washing away lots of cars during Flash Flood in Toowoomba on Monday 10 January 2011. This is some of the best footage I have seen of the Flood and was taken from the second floor of our office which backs onto Chalk Lane.
It shows just how fast the creek turned into a torrent and quickly flooded Chalk Drive and Chalk Lane.
I also got some video of where the creek crosses Neil Street and some video of the aftermath and the huge amount of cars damaged and piled on top of one another in the Chalk Drive car park.
Why did they leave the cars? put them up on higher ground? I doubt there insurance will pay out, knowing what chaos happened after our frankly pathetic floods in comparison here. I’ve been through floods (a metre deep in my parents house – moving livestock valuables upstairs to higher ground) and really do feel for them but Jeesh! Some common sense here!!!