Toowoomba, a country town about 130km from Brisbane, was crippled by a tsunami like flood on January, 10th 2011. Rainfall of up to 150mm over a concentrated area sent an eight metre torrent crashing through Toowoomba and other towns in the Lockyer valley. The death toll is rising and it is feared that up to 30 people will have lost their lives.
This recent flooding, which has been described as the “worst natural disaster in the state’s history” can be tied to the solar and lunar eclipses, which have recently occurred.
Murray Beauchamp, who has studied Saros cycles for many years, has kindly provided me with charts for the birth of Lunar Saros 125 and Solar Saros 151, highlighting the situation, which I will reproduce here.
The start to the Toowoomba event and the ongoing destruction through the Lockyer valley was, as described by an eye witness – ‘”around 1pm there was a great clap of thunder that shook everything, there was a torrent gushing down East Creek , it was moving so fast”.
Leaving any detailed interpretation up to the reader, I only want to point out that it can be clearly seen in the chart above that the Ascendant of the event chart is applying to a conjunction with Saturn of the Lunar Saros 125.