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Old January 8 2013, 10:16 AM   #44
Miss Chicken
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Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Australians - heat and fire

In Tasmania, the problem is that a cold front is coming through. That sounds good but the problems is high winds came before it - whipping the fires up again.

Earlier in the day a convoy of cars, caravans etc were escorted by police out of the the Peninsula. Most of them were tourists who had been trapped at Nubeena and Port Arthur. A second convoy was meant to make the trip but it was forced to go back when the fires flared up again.

My friend Janet found her three horses, safe but very spooked. They had been waterbombed by helicopters.

Now Janet's father's place - up the North West Coast near Montumana is under threat. Her elderly father has been evacuated but his much younger wife has unwisely decided to stay behind and defend the home.
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