Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 317 - Fire awareness talk

We went to a fire awareness meeting at the high school last night. Various members of the CFA, DSE and police force spoke to us about the threat of bushfires in our area (high) and whether we should stay and fight or leave EARLY. Basically the message was - it's our personal responsibility. We can't rely on anyone coming and rescuing us and in the case of a "catastrophic" warning, we should leave the night before. Fortunately we have relations down in the suburbs with whom we can stay - but people who don't are feeling rather bewildered and angry - but there just aren't any assured safe places in the Dandenongs.

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