More Bushfires

  1. Hey guys, any one involved in the bushfires? I heard on the news that over a hundred homes have been lost in Canberra and there's more in the Snowys and Adelaide? Hope you are all safe and fire free! Does any one know about West Australia? Are they still burning?
  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   donmurray
    Iseeya! News in UK so far is only about Canberra, and evacuating Threadbo. Good luck all!
  4. by   cactus wren

    So very scary !!! And doesn`t El Nino make it even drier down your way??? Hasn`t made the news here in AZ,yet
  5. by   renerian
    I have a couple friends in Australia and last year they had their cars packed and hoses out in case they needed to leave or fight fires......

    I worry about them,

  6. by   OzNurse69
    Canberra -- 3 dead
    -- 250 injured
    -- 400 homes destroyed
    -- over 1000 homeless

    .....and, what really pisses me off, one lowlife blot on humanity arrested for looting the homes of people who had been evacuated. *****??
  7. by   hapeewendy
    I am thinking of all my aussie pals ...hoping you guys are okay!!!
    and the whole looting thing just sucks
    how ppl can do that in times of emergency and tragedy , ah it sucks
    please keep checkin in and keep us posted!
  8. by   OzNurse69
    The latest news --

    4 dead
    300 injured - 3 critical
    250 homes completely destroyed
    about 250 homes seriously damaged
    about 1/3 of the city has no power, water or sewerage

    -- this is our nation's capital, remember!! The fireys are trying to backburn around the city to form a ring of unburnable land -- weather report for tomorrow is hot, with gusty winds -- more of the same.
  9. by   Tookie
    We are over an hours drive form the closest mountains where there is a lot of fires for the past 10 days - We are in the North East - A lot of the CFA (volunteers are up there from our district)
    Anway for most of the day we have been covered in a thick blanket of smoke in our twin towns - It is very scary for the p[eople in the area
    There have been over 65,000 Hectares of forest lost - at this stage no homes up our way - although that was this morning
    Doesnt compare in any way with the devastation that has happened at Canberra- We are such a country of extremes
    So hot in summer - we have had a couple of weeks of 35 degress plus (your 100) - Yet l still think that this is the greatest country on earth (Just my opinion)
    We are only a small country (population wise) but a big country (area wise) and its hard when you get the summer like we have been having
    Drought is the worst for many years - That has made us very vunerable to bushfires - we are good at fighting them and each state supports the other - But when you get so mnay fires on so many different fronts it makes it wreall hard to fight.

    I find this hard to talk about and am probably not expressing myself well. I just hope God or mother nature sends lots and lots of rain reall soon,

  10. by   semstr
    thinking of you guys a lot. I'll send some snow your way, in not frozen form though!
  11. by   Mkue
    I'm with Wendy here, keep us posted, thanks for the update oznurse69.

    It's difficult not being able to do anything to help. All I have to offer is "cold" wind and that would make the situation worse.

    Last edit by mkue on Jan 19, '03
  12. by   baseline
    Godspeed. So frightening....
  13. by   OzNurse69
    ....thanks for all your thoughts, guys. All I can say is....pray for rain, lots of it....
  14. by   Mkue
    Will do Oznurse, prayers for rain being sent from Ohio