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Author Gearing, Amanda.

Title The torrent : Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, January 2011 / Amanda Gearing
Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2012


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 MELB  303.485009943 Gea/Tta  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents From drought to flood -- Spring Bluff -- Murphys Creek -- Toowoomba -- Withcott -- Postmans Ridge -- Helidon -- Carpendale -- Grantham -- The aftermath -- Rebuilding -- Appendixes -- Flash flood precautions -- Key findings of the Interim Report of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry
Summary Of all the extraordinary stories to emerge from the catastrophic Queensland floods of January 2011, the most starkly tragic and dramatic were those that came out of Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. "The Torrent" is a unique and powerful account of the devastating power of nature - and the enduring resilience of the human spirit
Analysis Australian
Emergency services
Notes "On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of south-east Queensland, an 'inland tsunami' hit the city of Toowoomba, the rural districts of Spring Bluff and Postmans Ridge, and the towns of Murphys Creek, Withcott, Helidon and Grantham"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-239)
Subject Disaster victims -- Australia -- Queensland -- Lockyer Valley -- Anecdotes
Disaster victims -- Australia -- Queensland -- Toowoomba -- Anecdotes
Disasters -- Australia -- Queensland -- Lockyer Valley
Disasters -- Australia -- Queensland -- Toowoomba
Floods -- Australia -- Queensland -- Lockyer Valley
Floods -- Australia -- Queensland -- Toowoomba
Lockyer Valley (Qld.)
Lockyer Valley (Qld.) -- History
Toowoomba (Qld.)
Toowoomba (Qld.) -- History.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Author Gearing, Amanda.
ISBN 0702249203 (paperback)
9780702249204 (paperback)
Other Titles Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, January 2011