Bushfire Gippsland, NE Victoria & Alpine Fires

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  1. Claude Cat

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    Cool, ta. I figured I’d forgotten something....
     
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    Yes...my Chinese friends certainly know of fires and the decimation of much of the wildlife!Canberra ,Sydney and Melbourne have at times been under Hazardous Air Quality ....overseas visitors see the newspaper reports appearing in their own countries.
     
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    Round one did not put it out (wasn't expecting it to). Round two just starting. Could be an Olympic match - may go to three rounds but some heavy hitting now.
     
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    There's also some decent rain coming through with a SW cold front on Thursday.
     
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    Princes hwy open today between 8am - 8pm for residents between Orbost and Cann river.
     
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    as he says "proper rain in mallacoota"

     
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    NE Vic had another steady about 10 mm yesterday evening fires should be quiet now.
    not sure how many roads are closed as website is not updated .
    main problem now would be trees burnt at the base waiting to fall on cars
     
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    Most Australians thought the whole of Australia was on fire based on the phone sized Google maps graphic and scaling issues. What hope do the foreigners have?

    Most Australians are ignorant to what lies more than 100km from the capital cities. But have strong opinions that these places are poorly managed. Saw some newstainment images that showed what it is like.
     
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    Spike day tomorrow for parts of VIC with winds and temps on the increase.
    Latest Fire Weather Briefing.

     
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    If the whole of the coastal region from even the rain forests and savanna of North Qld to Victoria is burning. Just look at the maps I
    Think it would reasonable assume that you would not want to visit there. In Canberra we had smoke at varying degrees two weeks before Christmas until yesterday. Today is the first day with dark blue skies in 6 weeks. Tourists like to views things and when all you can see is a kilometre or two then it is pefectly reasonable to stay away. Driving through burnt Bush land is not a top idea of an attraction. Why would you visit these places seriously. I am a train photographer and apart from a couple of exceptions I have not been able to photograph my hobby since early December and when I did venture out just blue and yellow haze. The app Windy at one stage showed heavy smoke as far north at Longreach Qld, west to Whyalla and northern SA.
     
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    Point proved. No place worth visiting anywhere in australia because canberra is smokey and an infographic shows the whole east coast on fire.
     
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    Tourists with no idea of what a bushfire is like and how vast Australia is ,would be really put off by the thought.
    Their media would love to bang on about the smoke, weather and fires because it is so different from their home experiences in Europe , China or India. No doubt fluff pieces about injured wildlife.
    Its a bit like Australians going to visit overseas while they are having earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
    Advertising could start again later it will be forgotten in 12 months .
     
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    Every time they do go there, their opinions are reinforced!
     
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    Don’t see the overseas tourists as a cash cow to prop up the Tourism Industry.....
    If I was paying big sums for an overseas holiday I don’t want smoke,hazard air quality warnings and roads that are closed due to on going fire management.There are many areas of East Gippsland and Coastal NSW heavily impacted......don’t expect overseas tourists to bail you out.They don’t want to see fried wildlife or a total lack of wildlife !
     
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    How you market Corryong....is going have to be very innovative to say the least.Time to focus on getting roads open and safe.....the fact that Cann River to Orbost Princess Highway is still closed tells you much work needs to be undertaken and future bush fire planning will need to consider this major closure in fire preparation activities.
     
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    If the locals cannot get updated information ?We don’t want to provide false or misleading information like our snow reports from Australian Resorts???Ask yourselves whether you would take a valued friend and family from overseas on a picnic to some if these impacted areas??If not...then respect the tourists holiday time!
     
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    To clarify the point of the spread of the smoke crisis although I might live in the ACT which is Southern Tablelands ands/Monaro Alpine the smoke is was very widespread and why would you expect to visit with these images
     
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    But why would an overseas visitor want to visit the ACT? :confused: ;)
    Edit: Why would anyone?
     
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    Reply to Teckel. Maybe you should come sometime instead of a silly comment. We are not a large city and have excellent attractions and facilities. You might want to try the Mountains, busk walking, wineries, farm stays, Nature reserves, and the local attractions like the Aboretum which is a major tourist attraction. The unprecedented growth in our tourism industry is reflected in the number of visitors to Canberra: almost three million tourists, 2.65 million from within Australia and almost 230,000 from overseas, visited here in 2017. Remember that KNP/ Perisher Valley is just two hours away to the Ski-Tube and the coast when not burning a bit over one hour away. We are only 340 kms from Mallacoota when it gets back its beauty. I think that's enough reasons.
     
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    It's such a hole that once the smoke got in there it couldn't get out.
     
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    65mm for this last system and pretty happy with that. Fire crews are resting but some still out here doing prep work. The plan is to thermal image the area (done today we think) and then see what is likely to explode when things dry out, temps rise and winds pick up (that will start tomorrow). Some water bombing of dangerous hotspots is the current plan. I would hope a similar plan is in effect in other areas. Aerial resources should be free now.
     
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    Sorry you didn't notice my wink emoji. Was meant to be a flippant joke. Ah well. Yes, and I do go to Canberra at least once a year.
     
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    Even though the rating sites show the air is relatively clear, to lungs with Asthma it's still a bit annoying today.
     
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    Saw this photo today, on the feed of a CFA firefighter. Looks promising!
     
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    Another potentially informative view

     
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    90kmh winds today:(
     
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    So the cops stopped me at the cop shop at Hotham today, said only residents allowed to drive to DP. Not super impressed as I wanted to take my dear mum to DP, she’s never been to high country so wanted to show her around. Not blaming old bill, he’s just doing as superiors instruct but vicroads shows GAR open to DP. WTF?
     
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    It rained a lot last night in Melb. CC might be able to tell us what our cumulative total is now!We seem to have had more rain over last few days than for months.How much rainfall is reaching the NE and E.Gipps
    We get complacent in Melb after this rain ....
     
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    Check out a couple of my mates paddling a local creek in East Gippsland recently...:eek:
     
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    Not good for animals needing a drink, or for fish. :(
     
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    Truly awful...
     
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    Something just crashed near Cooma ...water bomber??
     
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    Confirmed 3 lives lost. Just ****ing awful!
     
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    Bit ridiculous
     
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    I refer to earlier comments about scary predictions and that Melbourne had received above average rain. Well in southern NSW the mega fires returned and new ones and there was the tragic loss of life with the C130 on lease here. So I hope that silly comments about the media beating up comments about scaring people and that the huge amount of rainfall meant that we are now out of danger will be put to bed. Southern NSW and north eastern Victoria are still tinder dry just waiting for a spark.