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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:52:08 +0100
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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:01:43 +0100
I didn't take any photos because first of all my camera is shit, but photos simply can't convey the terror we've been through.
Browse openstreetmap or maps.google.com. Zoom in on your country. Don't search for it because that changes the whole colour profile.
See any green spots? Zoom in if necessary.
They are going to burn.
All of them. Imagine them as a different colour, like black.
If you live within 10km of a green spot, make a bushfire plan.
If your house is anything but steel or concrete or brick or has any exposed wood, it is indefensible. If there is any vegetation (anything at all) within 2m of the house, it is indefensible, but you can start removing it. Start now..
A bushfire plan is not complicated. Everybody in the house needs to know what (precisely) will get saved and at what priority. If it isn't going to be saved, you must be prepared to lose it. You cannot change this list at the last minute. You need to be robotic at that point and execute your plan without any deviation. Find some trigger points. Know how close the fire needs to be to block the gutters and fill them with water (this helps douse any embers that land on the roof). Know when to start sprinklers and ensure you have enough of them to cover the entire perimeter. Know how close it needs to be or what other conditions will trigger evacuation, such as a loss of water pressure (if you're on town water) or electricity (if you require electric pumps). If it gets to that trigger point, you need to go - within minutes. Know where you will go and how to contact other family members in the event communications are knocked out. You probably will not be able to obtain petrol. If you are evacuating pets, they will need food and water and possibly cages as there probably will not be any of these things at the place you're going. Evacuation centre rules are quite strict. You're better off staying with family, but then you must consider that the roads may be closed. Also be aware of all your escape routes. If you only have one road out, you must evacuate before it is impacted (burnt). It's probably useful to have a chainsaw, sharpened and fueled and a long tow chain (not a nylon strap or rope) to clear the road of fallen trees if necessary. Also have a backup evacuation plan if your chosen evacuation location is threatened or impacted and is therefore not taking refugees (this happened to us).
If you are staying and defending or if it's too late to evacuate for whatever reason, the killers are heat and smoke. This is intense heat. It melts engine blocks and turns them into puddles fercrysake. One guy here survived by ripping the insulation out of a pottery kiln and creating a little lean-to. Also wool blankets don't burn easily. Soak the blanket with water, cover yourself with it and get to the nearest location with the least amount of combustible materiel. Jump in a pond/lake/ocean if you're near one. Keep a few P2 masks readily available to help reduce smoke inhalation.
If you're driving and cannot get through and the fire is raging, you might want to have a wool blanket and some form of reflective heat blanket in the car. Don't bloody stop driving until you're forced to. Drive on rims if the tires melt. Go fast. You may only have a minute or two to live at this point. Around half the fire deaths here were somebody who got trapped driving and stopped. If you're forced to stop, hunker under the blankets and pray. On the bright side, there are videos online of fire crews who were forced to stop and lived to tell the tale. They had special fire blankets. Without that, you're at very high risk of getting cooked.
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