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#1 Bob-the-skull

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

To all of our hills/country dwellers where there is such a warning today please stay safe and be prepared.

I would prefer you all to feel like you over reacted and were safe than to have news of people being trapped and in danger such as black saturday and ash wednesday.

Take what can't be replaced and remember the rest is just material!

#2 Berndt Tőst

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'm in Vic and I can't access the CFA website to find out what's going on (hopefully nothing). Is anyone out there able to access it?

#3 YeahbutNah

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Apparently they're having issues with the Vic websites, have been down since around 10 and no immediate fix in sight (so said ABC local radio just now).  They suggest trying twitter or other sources of information.

#4 greatwon2

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

its loading slowly for me , if i get on ill post whats on there

Twitter page


Current warnings

    Mill Park, Advice04/01/13 12:52:00 pm

    Dandenong, Dandenong South, Hallam, Hampton Park, Keysborough, Advice04/01/13 12:46:00 pm

    Koallah, Weerite, Pomborneit, Advice04/01/13 12:26:00 pm

    Lysterfield, Advice04/01/13 11:49:00 am

Outtrim, Advice04/01/13 11:33:00 am

South Purrumbete, Advice04/01/13 10:28:00 am

Dartmoor, Casterton, Advice04/01/13 11:32:00 am

Narrung, Boundary Bend, Advice04/01/13 08:56:00 am

Hillside, Taylors Hill, Advice

Cabbage Tree Creek, Advice

Sorry , can't seem to get the individual warnings detail pages to load

Edited by greatwon2, 04 January 2013 - 12:22 PM.

#5 Berndt Tőst

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

A friend suggested following @CFA_Updates on Twitter, the info seems to be just as good. And yes, there are fires already :-(.

Thanks Greatwon2, don't worry about it, sounds like a waste of time.

Edited by CancerianMoon, 04 January 2013 - 12:25 PM.

#6 countrychic29

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

I live in the hills but at work today ... been checking on DH and the pets all morning.
Now however at work we have heaps of smoke coming through the aircon due to a large grass fire at end of street. sad.gif

My brother works with me and we both said this morning, today just reminds us too much of Black Saturday, not a good memory.

I know the CFA does a brilliant job, however it is disappointing that on the first real fire danger day the site crashes.

#7 emnut

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

CFA also has the app & a facebook page that is being updated with information

#8 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

I'm actually feeling quite scared today. Something about the weather is reminding me of Black Saturday sad.gif

Please, anyone in affected areas, just leave and leave early.

#9 erindiv

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

My two kids are going to their dad tonight and he lives in the middle of the bush. I'm terrified.

#10 TupperChick

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

in vic there is this site you can use as well

#11 countrychic29

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Yep we used the app and have left work.
The grass fire in dandenong was 500m from our factory with lots of vacant land, gas plants and a cardboard factory between us and the fire it wasnt worth hanging around with all the road closures etc. sad.gif

#12 liveworkplay

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

for current status on Tas fires.

#13 greatwon2

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I'm in Tassie nothing much going on near us but half the states on fire and its so hot and windy sad.gif I really feel for the Firefighters , must be hell on earth fighting fires in these conditions.

Just heard houses have been lost in Dunalley and the fires on its way to more towns down south and we have multiple emergency warnings ...scary, scary stuff.

Stay safe everyone in fire areas

#14 Gallifrey

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

countrychic29 - I work in the same area but am on holidays till Monday. Our shop is on Hammond road near the bus factory and Visy, you sound like you aren't far away. Was much burnt out around there yesterday? Rang my boss to tell him about the fire and how close to work it was and his response was "Oh ok well let me know if anything happens". At least it is a little cooler today.

#15 **Xena**

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

Please stay safe!

Devastated about the Tassie fires. Came home today and it's just horrible. I really hope we get them under control soon. My sympathies and respect to our fierys!

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