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Not sure if it's made the news in the US, but two of our states here (New South Wales and Queensland) are currently experiencing some extremely challenging wildfires (or bushfires to us aussies)

 

I know we have some members that potentially live in the affected regions, so hopefully everyone is remaining safe!

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Yeah we are watching one to the south of of us here very closely especially with tomorrow’s southerly change that is supposed to come through. I’m pretty sure we will be okay 🤞 as we have a heck of a lot of ploughed ground around us at the moment, nothing planted due to the dry, maybe that’s a blessing now. But you’re never really sure in these conditions if things will be fine. Anyway hope everyone takes care and stays safe. Cheers Ben

PS here is the glow from it on Friday night it is about 13 km away at this stage. 

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Yes, the fires in CA and Australia are being followed closely.  My son lives in north CA but not close to the current fires so we have reason to follow news about them.  To my friends in Australia, i hope your fires are quickly extinguished and you are safe.

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Things have gotten a lot worse since the initial fires in QLD/NSW in November as now most of the states and territories are impacted by these fires.

 

 

Entire communities have been cut off and are expected to be isolated for potentially weeks, so the navy has started evacuating people via the ocean on HMAS Choules 

 

The maps on this news article really show the scale of the destruction where you can overlay the size of the fires over major cities. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/datablog/ng-interactive/2019/dec/07/how-big-are-the-fires-burning-on-the-east-coast-of-australia-interactive-map 

 

I hope all of our members are above all safe 

 

 

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Just some of the many reports. 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-03/navy-starts-bushfires-evacuations--in-mallacoota/11838424

 

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/evacuations-to-begin-in-victoria-as-state-of-disaster-declared-second-death-and-17-still-missing/news-story/c349b07d28e1ec5270e6f8f6e664b260

 

100's of homes (and sheds) have been lost to fire.  Loss of life is increasing.

 

And can be hotter & drier in February

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