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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Hot stuff by kazzzz on 10 November 2009 4:00am
Well apparently in good old Oz we are experiencing the hottest November since records have been kept (about 100 years) and the drought continues. Fires have begun in the last three days in counrty areas, all under control, and authorities are predicting a worse summer for fires than the last horrendous one when so many lives were lost. We all have to have fire plans and really stay on top of things. It's frightening.
Re: Hot stuff by johnnythemonkey on 10 November 2009 10:43am
Let's hope you get some rain. The fires last summer were awful and the communities affected must still be trying to recover.
* Sends some good old Scottish rain your way. *
Re: Hot stuff by peripatetically on 10 November 2009 12:37pm
Oh, Kaz, that's not good. I hope they have it all wrong, but I have noticed that your temps are high already. Oz certainly doesn't need another summer like this last one.
Re: Hot stuff by suzulu on 10 November 2009 12:47pm
Perhaps they will be more prepared this time but let's hope their predictions are wrong.
Re: Hot stuff by peripatetically on 10 November 2009 1:00pm
And don't forget, you can put a tent in my yard any time you're ready. : )
Re: Hot stuff by TERRY S on 10 November 2009 8:29pm
God, you must be scared.

I pray you get rain soon. You can have some of ours if you like!
Re: Hot stuff by kazzzz on 10 November 2009 9:46pm
Well Sue that's it, preparation. This year we have all got fire plans and the emergency teams are better prepared, also the government has started a new system where people are alerted by text message, but the thing is that we have been told we are all really responsible for ourselves. For example, in our area ( a high bushfire prone area) if we have fires we have been told that we cannot rely on the fire brigade being available because in all likelihood they will be elsewhere. People are being told to evacuate upto 4 days before if there is a risk. We had a big day at a local park where you could go along and get info and help prepare yourselves but the message was pretty clear, look after yourselves. So yes Terry it's scary alright. All indications are that it will be worse conditions than last year. with no rain forecast. But generally I think people are better prepared in their homes. We have to pack cases for everyone and be prepared to just go, with a plan that incorporates everyone in the home, pets, and personal items and paperwork.
Re: Hot stuff by peripatetically on 10 November 2009 10:37pm
I hope you never have reason to implement those plans, kaz. Makes me nervous.
Re: Hot stuff by mrsteabag on 11 November 2009 1:30am
Kaz, take two creme eggs and the libation of your choice, then lie down and post us in the morning. YIKES.
Re: Hot stuff by suzulu on 11 November 2009 1:27pm
Very scary!

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