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Old 3rd January 2020, 01:02 AM   #455099  /  #151
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death toll rising: at least 7 confirmed in NSW and 1 in Victoria with more still missing
State Premier is now reporting 17 "unaccounted for" in eastern Victoria; if they are all fatalities that would double the total from across Australia since the start of the fire season.
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eta that's just Victoria - 2 confirmed deaths in this state, 8th death in NSW in this week's fires confirmed today
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Old 3rd January 2020, 01:11 AM   #455101  /  #152
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geez I hope this whole thing pans out much better than the grim estimate re both unaccounted for people (not too hopeful here tbh) and tomorrow's conditions
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Old 3rd January 2020, 01:14 AM   #455102  /  #153
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What is the population size? Is moving that many people out of the area in that window of time feasible?

And where are they fleeing to? Is that considered to be far enough out of the potential fire paths that they'll be safe for the duration?

What is "the duration"?

I imagine a lot of families are going to have start over. Is there any strategic thought going on about where people who have to relocate long term to permanently should go?

It fans out. It's not just homes that are destroyed. It's places of employment and where people buy stuff.

I keep thinking that this is one of the ways climate refugee waves start. It would be really nice to know that a western-style government is facing up to what these fires mean economically, socially and environmentally and is leading the way.
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Old 3rd January 2020, 01:27 AM   #455104  /  #154
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we really aren't in a position to think about the longer-term recovery plans when the fire crisis is still live. and we are going to experience conditions tomorrow that could be as bad as or worse than Tuesday.

apparently the wet season hasn't started in northern Australia. if and when the monsoon arrives, they say it will to some degree disrupt the pool of hot air sitting over central Australia, which is feeding the hot north-westerlies that cross southern Australia and create these extreme fire weather conditions

it could be back to something approaching normality in a week or so. but realistically we could be in a cycle like this through until March
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Old 3rd January 2020, 01:38 AM   #455106  /  #155
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as far as population, it isn't high in most of the affected areas in eastern Victoria and the high country, but it's in the hundreds of thousands along the South Coast of New South Wales, especially because it's the holiday season.

There are 7 evacuations areas in Victoria and New South Wales today; you can see the maps in these tweets. I haven't worked out the total area but it looks to be about half the size of California, albeit with a total population less than Sacramento
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Old 3rd January 2020, 02:11 AM   #455108  /  #156
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Well it just gets better and better, if you read BBC and speculate on human nature...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50400851
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Old 3rd January 2020, 02:53 AM   #455109  /  #157
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Old 3rd January 2020, 03:12 AM   #455112  /  #158
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What an awkward clueless douchebag

I read he paid several hundred thousand dollars for an 'empathy coach', Should ask for his money back.
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Old 3rd January 2020, 03:57 AM   #455119  /  #159
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https://www.theguardian.com/australi...087e8308e67b13

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"I will not listen."

The comparisons to the PM's behaviour today have been with Bush II post Katrina, and Trump in the wake of every US gun massacre.
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Old 3rd January 2020, 06:26 AM   #455125  /  #160
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia http://data.eso.sa.gov.au/prod/cfs/c...3.0004350.html





An island of 4,405 km2 (1,701 sq mi) - larger than Rhode Island, but smaller than Prince Edward island, with a small population of 4,700, as well as a considerable number of holidaymakers at this time of year.

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As the mayor of Kangaroo Island, Peter Clements, just told ABC24, it’s "a bugger of a day."

He said he expected the fire to burn through the entirety of the Flinders Chase national park, which takes up the southwest corner of the island.

Clements said anyone who remained in the western area of the island were "bloody idiots."
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Old 4th January 2020, 12:05 AM   #455144  /  #161
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who could have predicted such a terrible fire season?



The Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre

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The 2019/20 fire season has the potential to be an active season across Australia, following on from a very warm and dry start to the year.

Due to these conditions, the east coast of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, the ACT, as well as parts of southern Western Australia and South Australia, face above normal fire potential.
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Old 4th January 2020, 01:12 AM   #455151  /  #162
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https://www.sbs.com.au/news/this-cou...angaroo-island







ETA just confirmed in a live news conference: 2 deaths in a burnt out car on KI
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Old 4th January 2020, 03:13 AM   #455159  /  #163
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even if you don't normally read Twitter threads*, read these ones





note [1] even if you are an Australian living in a fire-prone area like, say, I don't know, Canberra, who doesn't normally read Twitter threads
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Old 4th January 2020, 06:06 AM   #455163  /  #165
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even if you don't normally read Twitter threads*, read these ones





note [1] even if you are an Australian living in a fire-prone area like, say, I don't know, Canberra, who doesn't normally read Twitter threads
also this one (pure comic genius)



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Old 4th January 2020, 06:13 AM   #455164  /  #166
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currently about 20 emergency warnings in eastern Victoria and southeast NSW

multiple lives and hundreds of homes will be lost in the next 12 hours
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Old 4th January 2020, 07:38 AM   #455165  /  #167
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I really do wish this situation would not turn into another battle in the global culture wars but
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Old 4th January 2020, 07:46 AM   #455166  /  #168
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I hope people can get to safety.

And I hope the coalition government will be held accountable.

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for god's sake click on this and watch and listen to the video; I love this country
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Old 5th January 2020, 10:16 AM   #455204  /  #170
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can't even take refuge in the sea because that's full of dangerous animals, what a ridiculous country to live in
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I hope people can get to safety.

And I hope the coalition government will be held accountable.
I hope that story about birds starting fires was wrong...but they ARE pretty frighteningly smart...

They don't have ravens do they? If they DO, then they are almost certainly smart enough to start them...
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Old 6th January 2020, 03:31 AM   #455227  /  #172
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Oh look - the Liberals have started to fight among themselves:


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This morning, the Premier and commissioner strongly rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison's comments at the weekend that Australian Defence Force assistance was rejected.


Mr Morrison told the media he offered naval assets to NSW for emergency evacuations but the State Government rejected the offer.
When this claim was put to Ms Berejiklian by journalists, she responded: "Not true, not true."
Meanwhile, Mr Fitzsimmons said: "The answer is simply no."
"There has been no offer of assistance that I'm aware of that we haven't accepted.
"If these rumours or these messages keep going around, I would simply ask [what] was the offer of assistance that we rejected? Because I'm certainly not aware of any."
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...s-rfs/11843060


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Old 6th January 2020, 03:46 AM   #455228  /  #173
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Welcome back, resi, though the reason for it is so dire.
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Old 6th January 2020, 04:05 AM   #455230  /  #175
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yes! I did a double take, wondering if I was back at TR for a moment there
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