November 10th, 2009

firestorm 2009

and so it begins again...

Yep.  Fecking Fire season.

My eldest (the one with Downs) just called to let me know they were being moved from Hurstbridge to Lower Plenty cos there's a FIRE at Hurstbridge.

o.O

Looked it up on the CFA incident summary page, and it's listed as a grassfire and under control.  Nevertheless... a few days of 35*C and off we go again.  

*HATES Summer*



ETA: ok, a siren just went past so I did a refresh on the incident summary... there's one in the next street!  Right near my kids school!  *wibbles*

*considers packing*

*refreshes page*  Shit, it now says there are 3 firetrucks there.

I'm off to bring the birds in.  :~(

burnt flag 2009

update

A drive-by posting cos we've been cut to dail-up till the 15th. Grrr! Just to let you all know that we're ok. The fires were under control by the time I found out about them. The school didn't send the kids home, so I guessed it couldn't have been too exciting. :~P Kids didn't know anything about it. But when I went to hang out some washing later, the sunlight had that orangey sort of bushfire glow, and I could see a thin layer of smoke over the sun (shafts of sunset-like beams coming from the sun) despite the blue sky. Not sure where that was from. :~( Another hot day forecast for tomorrow, and the rest of the week. Everything is going BROWN fast. *sigh*

*wishes she could move to Tassie.*