Australian Members-please check in

  1. To our Australian AllNurses--

    Just saw on the news that there are some very destructive bush fires going on "Down Under"--everything OK with you guys? Are your families, animals and homes OK?

    Please take care :kiss
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   vashka25
    Heard about that today as well. Hope all is okay.
  4. by   renerian
    She says Sydney has been covered with thick smoke for several days. So far they are safe.

  5. by   Rav_810
    I live in sydney, there has been a lot of smoke in the last few days. However today monday 9th it hasn't been to bad due to cooler conditions. There are still lot of fires buring, so the situation is still not the best, need some rain.
  6. by   renerian
    Please check in.............

  7. by   OzNurse69
    Happens every year..... some worse than others.....but this year has been particularly bad early on.....has been very dry for a long time down here. I'm not in Sydney - moved up to Qld & we don't tend to get too bad, but grew up down sth, so every Christmas was spent at home waiting for the fire phone to ring (dad & brother both in the CFA). My dad is the Chairman of the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, so he gets called in to consult on all the really bad ones - Sydney last year & a few years ago, Ash Wed, etc. A bit of a worry when you know evey time the fires flare up he will be there - not just in the HQ either, he makes a point of getting out with the strike teams as well.....yep, he's in Sydney at the moment - haven't heard from him for a few days, but spoke to mum on Sat & she said he's fine, just getting a bit tired.

    Please, pray for rain for us. When it gets this dry & fierce, the only two things that can happen are for the fire to run out of fuel b/c it's all been burnt (NOT a good thing!!) or a good downpour.