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18 November 2009 @ 12:16 am
Oooooh ...  
There is a catastrophic fire danger alert in place for parts of South Australia tomorrow. It's the first outing for the new fire warning, which is explained in the PSAs along the lines of 'Leave immediately, or you may die.'. It will be 39 degrees C, !00F, which is part of a month of record heatwave conditions for the state. It's still SPRING. Summer looks horribly grim.
Deborah Henning-Huff: Polar Bear Love Mehogwartsvixxxen on November 17th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh dear sweet Sister, I'm sorry I haven't been aroung much. Due to RL problems with my realtionship with Tanya, depression, my mental and physcial health. I was in the hospital overnight and and now completing an agressive antibiotic regemint for double phenomena but even though I haven't been around know that you and your country have NEVER left my Prayers or Blessings and I continue to Pray and send Blessings for a cool comfortable quiet and SAFE Spring and Summer.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 17th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
I need your address, miss! I thought I had it, but was wrong. Could you PM me on my lj address? And don't worry, people here are very good at running away when it's a good idea!
Deborah Henning-Huff: HUGShogwartsvixxxen on November 17th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
I sent you a PM with my address and a link to request a gift drabble/ficlet

STAY SAFE! *still sick sooo puts on a bio-hazard suit and hugs you*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 17th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
GET WELL! And thank you! I will be popping something in the post, but it could turn up anytime between now and January ;-)
Deborah Henning-Huff: Celebratehogwartsvixxxen on November 21st, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm getting better and better all the time I was really sick and no Thank You. I can't wait. I will be popping something in the post, but it could turn up anytime between now and January ;-)LOL whenever just know you have a gift drabble/ ficlet coming
*still puts on bio-hazard suit and hugs you*

Edited at 2009-11-21 08:28 pm (UTC)
Heather: Spinning Aroundfaynia on November 17th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)

*sends you bottles of ice water*
Potteresque Irepotteresque_ire on November 17th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
It's Fiendfyre!!! :(

Maybe Summer will be okay after a super hot Spring. We got snowstorms early winter last year but the later part of the season ended up to be pretty mild. There's hope *nods*

prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on November 17th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
*looks outside at endless low cloud and green and green and green*
I'm so glad I live down here, where we have civilised weather.
A catastrophic fire danger warning IN SPRING?!? Perhaps they should just evacuate the whole state now...
some kind of snark faery: annoyed (dark mark well shit)shyfoxling on November 17th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
'Leave immediately, or you may die.'.


Australia is the most fucking dangerous place on earth, Y/Y?
Meredythmeredyth_13 on November 17th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I suspect that out of sheer organisational paranoia, the Catastrophic warning will get overused until it has no more real impact than the old Extreme. The conditions earlier this year here in Vic were truly exceptional - as were the conditions in Canberra in 2003 (why do I always end up in the wrong place at the wrong time?). Will be interesting to see whether the authorities can keep that in mind when trying to be seen to be doing the right thing. People have been ignoring the Extreme warning for long enough, won't take them long to do the same with the new category if it's used and things aren't as bad as predicted. You can't win either way with society.
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on November 19th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Were you in Canberra in 2003? :( I had just moved away a month or so before, I was so worried about everyone I'd left!

I definitely agree with you about the Catastrophic warning. I'm hoping they can work out how to use it properly to really emphasise when we do have those extreme exceptional conditions.
Hueyphoenixacid on November 17th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
D: *sends you our flooding problem*

I really hope summer won't be worst. *crosses fingers for you*
Jaeenchanted_jae on November 17th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Gah, I hope you don't run into the same mess you had earlier this year with raging wildfires.
Ann: Feed Your Headtsosh on November 17th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I hope it's a false alarm. *crosses fingers*
Wenchiladawenchilada on November 18th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Gah! We're heading down there next week for an out-doors wedding where P will be flower girl... somehow I think I'll be looking forward to the minus temps of Beijing...
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Period: Musing by the Moonldydark1 on November 18th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Stay safe, I will be thinking of you.
The Ramblings of an often very distracted person.annes_stuff on November 18th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
I dread this time of year. My home town has come under threat to many times in recent years. Last summer was the first time my mother actually had to evacuate her home which was very scary. The most tragic incident that has happened since left were the Black Tuesday Fires of 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyre_Peninsula_bushfire

Port Lincoln itself was saved but many of the people living in outlying properties and townships lost everything. The
fire was within 30km of Port Lincoln and travelling at 100km per hour when the wind changed.
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on November 19th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
I'm so worried about this every time I think about it. :( It's one of the only things I hate about living in Australia, you're always on edge in summer. I've been lucky, I've never been right in the middle of one of the really bad fires (I moved away from Canberra a month before the 2003 fires) but to be constantly worried about friends and family who are? It's horrible.

I just hope we don't see anything like Victoria last summer. :(