hidden_hunter

VIC/NSW/QLD Fires

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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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We were up at Tocumwal on Tuesday and it’s incredibly dry at the moment, it’s not surprising the potential for damage 

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Wishing all of our Australia, as well as California friends, safety as they face the fires  in their areas.

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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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5 minutes ago, Lebowski said:

Here's a video of a fire truck driving through the fire. Hopefully it will be out soon....

 

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=k53nZ_1573511775

 

 

 

Amazing, and eye-opening footage-

thanks for posting.

most folks have little, or no idea, what firefighters face while protecting the public

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Offering prayers and the kindest wishes to everyone affected by these tragic fires. 

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Many prayers to those in Australia facing wildfires. Australia is a wonderful place - we were there last year, and we met many great people and I saw some great Holden utes.

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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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Posted (edited)

Our hearts go out to all of you. We can really relate to the devastation of fires as the northwest USA here gets hammered nearly every year. Be safe!

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Yes, hope all are safe!   Seeing reports on our news and hoping for your quick relief from this disaster.

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Hoping for the safety of all concerned

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It's being widely reported in this country. Just saw a report on the PBS News Hour, our Public Broadcasting. Also on the regular networks like CBS.

 

 

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