Tree just misses car in Queensland

01:08, Jan 31 2013
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The usually tranquil Wategos Beach in the wake of Cyclone Oswald.
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The town of Bellingen was cut in half following torrential rain with the Lavenders Bridge covered in flood waters.
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Chickens are recovered in Brisbane.
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The town of Bellingen was cut in half following torrential rain with the Lavenders Bridge covered in flood waters.
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Debris goes down the Brisbane River.
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Greg Thistleton stands near a fallen tree in Brisbane where a young child was killed when the tree fell on him and his mother.
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Flood waters sweep through Ipswich.
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The Brisbane river seen from Mowbray Park.
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A Swift Water Rescue officer saves a young boy in Rockhampton.
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Riverside restaurants in Brisbane are bagged in preparation for the flood peak.
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The storms caused huge waves at Bronte Beach in Sdyney.
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Coogee Beach, Sydney, on Tuesday morning.
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Sydney being lashed with rain after cyclone Oswald headed south from Queensland.
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A stranded boat in Redcliffe.
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The flooded Mt Lindsay Highway at Jimboomba, Queensland.
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Patients evacuated from Bundaberg Hospital wait to board Hercules running airlifts to Brisbane.
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Bargara, east of Bundaberg, was slammed by a vicious storm, uprooting trees, downing powerlines and ripping roofs off houses.
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Flood waters take over Bundaberg.
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Water covers the bike path on the South Bank, Brisbane.
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Flood warning ... sightseers gather at the Prince Street wharf in Grafton where official readings are taken.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
US astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted this image from space of flood waters heading into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
State Emergency Service patrol the streets on boat as parts of southern Queensland experiences record flooding.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
These cows went to extreme lengths to keep dry as the floods came in at Pine Creek, east of Bundaberg.
A resident looks on at a neighbourhood in Bundaberg during record flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
The Queensland city of Bundaberg seen from the air.
The site of the damage in Bundaberg proves too much for this local.
The sun rises over flooded the Burnett river in Bundaberg.
This sign was put up in East Bundaberg after reports of looters.
Much of Bundaberg was left underwater after the storms.
Tackling the clean up in Bundaberg.
Residents collect belongings from their homes as the flood waters recede in Bundaberg.
The flood waters peaked at 9.53 metres in Bundaberg but have now begun receding, meaning locals residents and relief teams can start the clean-up.
Some of the debris swept into the streets by the floods.

A motorist and his mate had an incredible escape after a tree toppled outside a Queensland pub, narrowly missing their car.

The amazing incident took place outside Hogan's pub at Wellington Point, in Brisbane's east, during strong winds and heavy rain caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

Footage from a security camera outside the pub shows the large leopard tree swaying ominously as the motorist and his pal walk to their car.

They pull out of their parking space just as the tree crashes behind their silver sedan.

The footage was posted on YouTube.



One person, claiming to be the driver's wife, suggested the tree scratched to the rear windscreen wiper.

"That was my husband and his best friend - the only damage was a slight scratch on the rear windscreen wiper! They are lucky boys!"

Another user added: "So glad/lucky that no body got hurt! ... Tell those two boys to buy a lotto ticket :)".

Several people can be seen on the footage walking in and out of the pub just before the tree falls. They too can consider themselves very lucky.

The death toll from the floods and wind stood at six on Thursday.

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