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Old October 20 2013, 06:16 AM   #16
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To all my fellow Aussies, a reminder. If you are buying food to donate to those who are homeless because of this, remember pet food too!
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Old October 20 2013, 06:51 AM   #17
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Australis, I'm happy that your friend's house wasn't damaged...don't worry about that...but I cannot stop laughing at this phrase:

"his house in the Blue Mountains has escaped".

I get this mental image of the house sprouting legs and running away.
... and is at large!

That said, he previously lived in one of the suburbs that has lost a lot of houses, I haven't had a chance to ask if his old house is okay.
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Old October 20 2013, 11:51 AM   #18
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I'm still in Brisbane, so I'm not affected.

Going to be an interesting few weeks at work though. I work for an insurance company, and we have a huge share of the home market in nsw.

From an insurance perspective, this is not good. Not for the obvious reason of having to pay out to individuals. That's fine. It's about re-insurance. This is big enough that both Suncorp and IAG are most likely going to have to claim themselves. Even if the big 2 don't end up claiming, it's going to hurt re-insurance. Australia really needs a few good years of no major natural disasters to counter-balance what happened 2010 and 2011. If this is typical of the type of summer we're going to have this year... everyone, expect your premiums to go up because you can bet your bottom dollar, re-insurance is going to sky rocket again.

I know some people will think it a bit heartless to consider what impact this is going to have on insurance, both individually and from a corporate perspective, but I can't help it. It is just the way my mind works these days.
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Old October 21 2013, 01:39 AM   #19
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It will be interesting to see what Newcastle Airport looks like as I fly home today. Got a few friends that have been affected in either southern Newcastle or in the Blue Mountains. I wish I could bring this cloudy weather up from Melbourne with me.
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Old October 21 2013, 06:16 AM   #20
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My friend is getting evacuated again due to the flare ups..
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Old October 21 2013, 09:35 AM   #21
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Good luck to him or her. I hope their house will be safe.
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Old October 23 2013, 03:49 AM   #22
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The fire that is causing the most concerned today is one near Newcastle (Stockrington Road at Minmi).

However, it seems that today is going better than what firefighters were expecting it to - though they are saying that the weather conditions today are as bad as they can get.

Edited to add - the fire at Springwood that was at a Watch and Act level has just been updated to Emergency Status.

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Old October 23 2013, 05:16 AM   #23
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Now there is a third emergency warning, this time for a fire west of Dudley.
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Old October 23 2013, 06:36 AM   #24
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The fire that is causing the most concerned today is one near Newcastle (Stockrington Road at Minmi).
I could see the smoke from that fire from tafe today. They had to close the M1 down, as the fire was pretty bad. There is another fire at Gateshead. We need some rain up here.
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Old October 23 2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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Weird that it's being called the "Gateshead" fire given that it's a few suburbs away and over the other side of the highway, but no matter - hopefully it can be contained quickly. I know the area well enough to be able to envision what sort of disaster could ensue otherwise.

We badly need some rain everywhere and just as importantly, far less wind. I won't hold my breath waiting for either eventuality.
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Old October 23 2013, 10:20 AM   #26
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It has been announced that one of the fires that started last Wednesday (the Lithgow fire) was as a result of army ordinance being exploded on an army range.
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Old October 23 2013, 11:49 AM   #27
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Question for those in NSW: is controlled burning still done in nsw? I'm hearing a lot of talk that it has been stopped for a number of years now, which seems downright silly if true.
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Old October 23 2013, 12:10 PM   #28
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My friend the part time firie reported on the weekend there was controlled burn being conducted behind his house, and I hear on he news something about the same as well.
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Old October 23 2013, 02:05 PM   #29
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Hi Jaz haven't spoken to you in years. Funny that you're working for an insurer, I spent the better part of five years as a broker.
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Old October 23 2013, 02:06 PM   #30
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All the papers I've been reading are saying that controlled burns have been reduced or are not done at all. Makes no sense to me either.
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