Summer in Australia = Bushfires

This Image Speaks for Itself: Australia Has Suffered Terribly from Horrific Bushfires.

In January this year Tasmania was faced with the worst Bushfires ever to hit the state. CAn you explain in a snapshot how you would feel right at that moment if you were one of these people.

Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages, Australia

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  1. Luke
    February 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

    It looks very smokey and the dog dosent want to get in the water it would be hard and very scary to know that this could be were you are going to die and is this fire the one that the person from around gippsland went there to help and he died?

  2. Rennae
    February 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    If I was one of them I would feel terrified because everything is all orange and red. I would thinking about my home and the rest if my family. I would feel like I was going to die or get injured. The dog doesn’t know what to do because it is so smoky and it is all different colours than usual. If I was on of the children I would be wondering what is going to happen to me and what is going to happen to everyone else. Where are we going to go?

  3. Luke
    February 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

    J think I would be terrified too rennae

    • Rennae
      February 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

      We all probably would feel terrified Luke.

      • Jaymes
        February 25, 2013 at 3:50 am

        If I was one of those people I would feel Pique and heart broken for all the things that were damaged and for all peoples lives that were lost. Yes I agree we all would be frightened.

      • Vanessa
        February 26, 2013 at 7:43 am

        Yeah. I feel terrified if that happened to me. Its just so heart breaking.

      • Heidie
        February 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

        Yeah. I feel terrified if that happened to me. Its just so heart breaking.

  4. heidie
    February 26, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Here I stand. I feel so fragile. I cling my fingers into my mother’s shoulders. Her facial expression is exactly like mine, depressed, terrified and sadly devastated. I can hear the crackling of the roaring fires climbing higher and higher like Mount Everest. My nauseousness is overtaking me. I can’t stop my feelings stabbing me like a knife. I can see smoke swirling into the dark, dull and endless black sky. I can taste it too. I am peckish to eat though, I want to keep safe with my precious family. I never want to lose them. We are huddled together. I am desperate for clean, fresh air as if smoke was the only thing I could breathe in. I can feel the hotness of the air sizzling on my precious skin. My sweet memories thrash before my eyes in each horrific flame. I also feel cold, shivering in the freezing ocean like I was in a tub of ice. I can see my mother breathing heavily, gasping for just a bit of clean air. Her tears role sadly down her depressed face.
    What used to be a beloved hometown is now a dilapidated world of sadness and ash.

  5. Shontae
    February 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Fours years on from the devastating fires that claimed 173 lives and destroyed thousands of homes in Victoria, almost half of the recommendations made by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission into the Black Saturday bushfires have not yet been fully implemented. After the hottest January on record, bushfires continue to burn in Victoria. But, as the state and the nation remembers Black Saturday and its victims, have the lessons of that tragedy been learned?

    By GEORGIE MOORE

    IN the wake of the hottest January on record and fires across Victoria, which have killed a man and destroyed hundreds of properties, many key actions urged by the Black Saturday inquiry have yet to be fully implemented.

    The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission made 67 recommendations. Latest government figures show that 35 – 52 per cent – have been “substantially” implemented. But even those recommendations that have been taken up, are yet to be fully adopted.

    Among those actions not yet completed are some of the key recommendations of the report: building fire refuges; developing designated Neighbourhood Safer Places; upgrading fire trucks; and enhancing the system to support aerial firefighting.

    Victoria now has only one completed fire refuge, at Woods Point, north east of Melbourne. Work on four refuges in the Yarra Valley, Dandenong, Mansfield and Moorabool areas is planned but not yet underway.

    But none of these sites are in the areas of Kinglake, Marysville, Flowerdale, Whittlesea or Churchill – those hardest hit by the 2009 Black Saturday fires.

    There are also no completed refuges in Macedon, East Trentham, Framlingham and the Otway Ranges – affected by the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires.

    While there are 261 designated Neighbourhood Safer Places in Victoria, only six are being developed.

    Fewer than 360 of 850 fire trucks have received safety upgrades, which cost up to $27,000 each.

    A new system to enhance the response of Victoria’s aerial firefighting system will not be finished until June 2014.
    I got this off google for the class to read :).

    • Heidie
      February 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Shontae, Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. I have learnt a few things about the Tazzie Bushfires now! 😀

      • Rennae
        March 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

        Shontae I have learnt so much about the Tasmanian bush fires when I read it. I feel sorry for the people in the Tasmainan Bushfirers. I hope that they get back in there feet very soon. 🙁

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