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Plaque commemorates the loss of local residents Sylvia Baillie and Bruce Warhurst victims of the devastating flash flooding which occurred at Postmans Ridge on the 10th January 2011.

Heavy storms on the eastern flanks of the Toowoomba Range overwhelmed the creeks, tearing a path down the mountain. The increasingly ferocious flows surged through the tiny settlements of Spring Bluff, Murphys Creek and Postmans Ridge.

The flash flood was described as an “inland tsunami”. Twenty-one people died in the Lockyer Valley: fourteen in Grantham, two in Murphys Creek, two in Postmans Ridge, two in Spring Bluff and one in Helidon. Nearly every house in the floodplain area of Grantham sustained structural damage with 29 houses being completely destroyed and 130 severely damaged.

Location

Address:Murphys Creek Road, Postmans Ridge Pioneers Memorial Hall , Postmans Ridge, 4352
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.534045
Long: 152.062793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood
Actual Event STart Date:10-January-2011
Actual Event End Date:10-January-2011
Source: MA
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