Nation on alert as bushfires spread, Gillard warns NSW residents to be vigilant | News.com.au

The new year has greeted us with a number of natural disasters for the past couple of years and in Queensland we experienced major flooding that affected thousands. This year Australia is experiencing the other extreme with soaring temperatures in several states and bushfires that have wiped out small country towns in Tasmania. Not all of the fires have started naturally and in some high fire danger areas police are on patrol, on the lookout for the idiots who think that starting a fire in these conditions is fun.

Nation on alert as bushfires spread, Gillard warns NSW residents to be vigilant | News.com.au.

My heart goes out to all the people who have lost their homes, their schools and their livelihoods, please let it rain soon.

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8 thoughts on “Nation on alert as bushfires spread, Gillard warns NSW residents to be vigilant | News.com.au

  1. Fabulous Fur Friends January 7, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    It’s a really scary start to the year Sam – in Victoria we have had so many hot days already and the countryside is parched. I like warm weather but this pattern so early in summer is not boding well. We wish for some rain (but not too much) and hope everyone stays safe.

    • twoblackdoggies January 8, 2013 / 1:59 pm

      I feel for you, it is hard to believe how hot it is getting especially when we’ve had so much rain and flooding in the past few years, have forgotten what a real Australian summer is as a result. Hope you and the fur kids can stay cool and safe, fingers and paws crossed for some relief soon.

    • twoblackdoggies January 8, 2013 / 1:57 pm

      It is terrible and the temperature in those southern states does not appear to be dropping, keep your paws crossed – they need all the positive thinking they can get πŸ™‚

  2. Sheila January 8, 2013 / 4:17 am

    Hope you and the dogs stay safe and get lots of rain!

    • twoblackdoggies January 8, 2013 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks for your concern, so far our local area has been lucky, we’ve had rain since Christmas and the temperatures have not been as high but it is still a huge concern because we’re not even halfway through summer. The dogs are keeping cool by digging under our trees and sleeping inside on the tiles as much as possible πŸ™‚

  3. megtraveling January 12, 2013 / 6:41 am

    I hope the weather starts to get better soon. It sounds like a difficult situation…

    • twoblackdoggies January 13, 2013 / 3:43 pm

      Thanks Meg, the weather conditions further south have eased, making life easier for the fire fighters, but the high temperatures and humidity continue in our region. Thank goodness for air conditioning πŸ™‚

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