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Title: Bushfires!
Post by: Vindictus on September 10, 2013, 02:06:02 AM
My flood thread went down well so I thought I'd post about some more recent excitement in our area today. Bushfires came really close to pretty much everyone I know in the local area and some people had to evacuate. The RFS were good and managed to contain it. Some of the bigger fires are still burning now, and the smoke covered most of the Sydney metropolitan area from around 12pm. I just got power back so I'll be uploading stuff momentarily.

(http://i.imgur.com/fnn6tcc.jpg?1)

The view from a friend's backyard.

(http://i.imgur.com/K6bGrgW.jpg?1)

I took this while trying to find a way home past all of the cops who had 90% of roads blocked.

(http://i.imgur.com/GvWGKLt.jpg?1)

Map so you know roughly what I'm talking about. The red is obviously where the fires are/were, A is where I live (don't stalk me). There were more fires that are outside of the area I screenshotted, but I didn't want to zoom out too far.

Crappy videos I took today:

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Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Vindictus on September 10, 2013, 02:21:35 AM
A link to the fires still burning:

http://google.org/crisismap/2013-nsw-bushfires?hl=en-GB&llbox=-31.548%2C-35.717%2C154.607%2C147.064&t=ROADMAP&layers=layer0%2C9%2C13%2C5%2C6%2C7%2Clayer1%2C2%2C24 (http://google.org/crisismap/2013-nsw-bushfires?hl=en-GB&llbox=-31.548%2C-35.717%2C154.607%2C147.064&t=ROADMAP&layers=layer0%2C9%2C13%2C5%2C6%2C7%2Clayer1%2C2%2C24)

Type in londonderry, sydney or something like that to see my local area.

(http://i.imgur.com/8kIsN2d.jpg)

Image taken from a news helicopter.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Space Cowgirl on September 10, 2013, 08:31:54 AM
Do you have bushfires every year?
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on September 10, 2013, 09:08:11 AM
Stop living in a country which spontaneously erupts into fire. Australia was a prison for a reason!

In all seriousness, hope you're ok.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Vindictus on September 10, 2013, 12:40:06 PM
Do you have bushfires every year?

Yes, although it's unusually early to get bad ones in September.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Space Cowgirl on September 10, 2013, 12:55:46 PM
Scary! Our fire season in in the spring, but it's usually not terrible. They do control burns throughout the winter, which sometimes get out of control, but they do work in keeping the wildfires down.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: iwanttobelieve on September 10, 2013, 02:41:15 PM
i believe there is an ointment that can be used for bush fires.
look up hoppy, he has what you need.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Son of Orospu on September 13, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Don't live in a desert.  That is your problem. 
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: Vindictus on September 13, 2013, 05:58:33 PM
Don't live in a desert.  That is your problem.

Most Australians live on the coast, you silly old man.
Title: Re: Bushfires!
Post by: iwanttobelieve on September 14, 2013, 05:29:40 AM
I thought the official FE doctrine was that Australia does not exist?
If it does, maybe we could call it the sand wall? or rock wall?