(sooo sorry if its in the wrong topic!) Well summer is coming, with a whole lot of heat! And to sum it up I am petrified!! I have no clue on my fire escape plan im trying to work one out now.Anyone got tips for fire plans?! I was around with black saturday and thank god!! Moved out of our property in Kinglake 2 weeks before that horrendes day came. For some reason me and my family had a bad gut feeling and didnt want another summer there. Our Kinglake property was burnt to a crisp and 2 of our neighbours perished. I just don't know what to do! There is so much grass at our new house (not in kinglake) and now the greens are in parliament!! We are doomed! I am so scared I just had to vent.. Were we live now there were only spot fires that febuary 09 so we were lucky about that, but the catch was our CFA was all gone to the major areas, only about 3 remained in the valley. For thoses who didnt hear about Black saturday, it started on the 7th of Feb 09 the hotest day on recored nearing 46.4 degrees Celsius meaning many residents didnít stand a chance due to extreme heat and strong winds.When numerous fires were ignited and were burning across the state of Victoria, Australia during extreme fire conditions. The royal commision said the fires were as powerful as 1,500 atomic bombs the size of the one, dropped on Hiroshima. It ended up resulting in Australia's highest ever record of loss of life from a bush-fire (even more so than Ash wednesday!). 173 peopled were killed and 414 were seriously injured, It is recorded as many as individual 400 fires were blazing that weekend. It burnt through many towns including
Wilson's Promontory and the West Gippsland area
Now see why I am stressing? They say this years going to be hotter! So anyone with tips on survival? An what to do. We are slashing keeping the grass short but the council wont clear the nature strips!! Our property has a large water supply which I am thankful for.(but limits). We are going to cut the fences and put everyone in the chanel paddock (but im scared they will take water out because they need it!) We are creating a wide fire birth (which is hard as our house is surrounded by trees!) Our house's main threat is ember attack so we will have hoses ready (if we decide to fight!) It is all so scary! I have halter/leads cages/carriers,collars. (sedatives if we decide to truck the horses.) I am plaing to try and get the horses as far away from the luceren crop as that will just explode! So if any one has tips on survival and water storage I would LOVE to hear it!
Lets just pray! Nobody has to ecperience Black saturday again! And no fires will harm us!
Some photos of whilst it was burning! Through out Victoria.
Exhausted CFA fighter at bunyip stae park. He just lost the fight of his life, literally! There was smoke like this trhough out the state.
This was how we knew it wasnt over! That's the moon.
Major Highway!! Imagine driving down that whilst on fire. It took many lives as the fire was flying across tree tops over the cars and trucks.
A bunker that saved a family
R.I.P to the people who lost there lives on this devistating day..