Sydney has declared a “catastrophic fire hazard.” This was the first time since 2009 when a new fire warning scale was introduced. Two Australian states declared a state of emergency. Natural fires have already destroyed 200 houses, three people have died, six thousand Australians have been evacuated.
In New South Wales 970 thousand hectares are burning, in Queensland – 11 thousand hectares. Dozens of railway and bus routes are canceled, 500 schools are closed.
Fires spread due to forty-degree heat in combination with strong winds. Not only people are killed, but also animals, including koalas.
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Hi Friends and Followers. The Sanctuary is currently safe, but we have had a few close calls in the current bushfires. I did have a truck on standby Friday and Saturday night incase I needed to evacuate all the animals. The highway is still currently closed in both directions. If anyone would like to donate a bale of hay or some money towards getting water trucked in, Im not sure how water will be trucked in at the moment because the highway is closed but the PayPal is in the about me section if anyone would like to help out. It’s been very scary and full on. I have taken on two goats that needed a new home as the previous owners needed to evacuate and they would have been left behind. Tuesday/ Tomorrow is expected to be worse and we a bracing for the big evacuation. It’s been very eerie and a smoke filled orange. I am sending out my thoughts and prayers for everyone that has lost everything including animals. It’s an absolutely horrendous experience. #christmascoveanimalsanctuary #christmascove #rescuesarethebest #rescuesanctuary #animalrescue #animalrescues #bushfire2019 #bushfire #midnorthcoastbushfires #sanctuarylife #midnorthcoast #midnorthcoastnsw #portmacquarie #coffsharbour #coffsharbournsw #southwestrocks #nswfires2019 #voiceforthevoiceless #notyourmomnotyourmilk #vegansanctuary #animals #animallovers #rescuedontbuy #scary #orangesky #pleasehelp #donationsneeded #donationswelcome #donationsappreciated
Cows evacuated from the fire zone
On November 11 in New South Wales, the capital of which is Sydney, 64 fires were recorded, on November 12, more fires are expected .
Social network users share how fires begin in their cities, how fire engulfs and destroys homes.
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I actually cannot believe what we’ve witnessed over the last few days in Australia. I took this outside our place – it was still daylight, 2 hours before the sun sets. I stopped and stared into the sky and realised how serious a situation we were actually in. We’ve hardly slept in three days and it’s been pretty traumatic. Now we’re waiting to see what tomorrow brings. Apparently it’s going to get worse now we’re in Newcastle.
“I took this photo near our house”
Yes, your hourly traffic island update from #portmacquarie.— neen (@Janine__Graham) 8 November 2019
Significant increase in burnt leaves, which is a bit off as there’s barely a breath of wind.
Also barely a whiff of smoke.
It just looks like Armageddon.#NSWfires pic.twitter.com/53yfRhkEje
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was met by environmental activists with placards upon arrival at Port Macquarie. They consider fires a direct consequence of climate change.
Firefighters and equipment are not enough, they are attracted from all over the country, the authorities are going to connect the army to the fire. Despite this, the inhabitants of Australia in social networks thank firefighters, call them heroes and give gifts.