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Old Jan 11th 2005, 9:05 am   #1
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Don't know if this has been mentioned yet:

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_...E28217,00.html

Several deaths.

Not far from Adelaide :scared:

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Don't know if this has been mentioned yet:

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_...E28217,00.html

Several deaths.

Not far from Adelaide :scared:

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Its just been on the news, first real summer days seem to be starting now, 44 in SA, Melb must have been on fire watch they were prediciting high 30's, Qlds got a cyclone off the coast so we have a mere 26, lets hope its not too wild a summer.
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Don't know if this has been mentioned yet:

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_...E28217,00.html

Several deaths.

Not far from Adelaide :scared:

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Doesn't look good - 8 dead Sky news says
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"There have been reports that the entire town of North Shields has been razed on a day that saw temperatures soar above 40C."

At least eight killed on peninsula

Eyre Peninsula - my country - people I know. Crops are in - eazy days but watchful. Families holidaying seaside.
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Eyre Peninsula - my country - people I know. Crops are in - eazy days but watchful. Families holidaying seaside.
Hope your friends/family there are OK.
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Yeah, ditto Quins.

Scotland braced for 100 mph winds this evening, Carlisle cut off for 2 days and people killed in the floods, bushfires in SA, landslides in California, of course far worst of all the Tsunami - lots of nasty things happening natural disaster wise in the world! Shape of things to come?

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Yeah, ditto Quins.

Scotland braced for 100 mph winds this evening, Carlisle cut off for 2 days and people killed in the floods, bushfires in SA, landslides in California, of course far worst of all the Tsunami - lots of nasty things happening natural disaster wise in the world! Shape of things to come?

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"There have been reports that the entire town of North Shields has been razed on a day that saw temperatures soar above 40C."

At least eight killed on peninsula

Eyre Peninsula - my country - people I know. Crops are in - eazy days but watchful. Families holidaying seaside.
Dont drop your guard "Q" , i hope the mobil servo survived,? made great bacon &eggs, we just got back from Port Pirie , between Snowtown and Locheil the wind born smoke made driving difficult ,and we were 300km away, fantastic blood red sunset. Due to the smoke, tough people over there, most people on the radio ,just dismissing it as somthing you have to live with. the Aussie spirit will prevail ................ mm
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Yeah, ditto Quins.

Scotland braced for 100 mph winds this evening, Carlisle cut off for 2 days and people killed in the floods, bushfires in SA, landslides in California, of course far worst of all the Tsunami - lots of nasty things happening natural disaster wise in the world! Shape of things to come?

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Hope everyones friends and families are ok.

We have had an evil hot day, 38 degs plus a wind that would have cooked tea if i'd have put it on the deck. Searing. The whole house is rattling and creaking with the gale, but its so strange as the A/C is on full
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Been listening about it on the news all day!

All around here it's all High to Extreme fire danger as well. Don't think we had reasonable rain since Boxing day.

This weekend Yanchep National Park burned down. Even the road signs were burnt, and it'd jumped the road.
Was arson.

Yesterday when I went to the bank for work there was a fire behind it in the little bit of shrub! Fire truck was putting it out. Must've been lit too.


Hope your people are ok Megs.

Damn, conditions aren't looking good for the coming days!
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Hope everyones friends and families are ok.

We have had an evil hot day, 38 degs plus a wind that would have cooked tea if i'd have put it on the deck. Searing. The whole house is rattling and creaking with the gale, but its so strange as the A/C is on full
Just spoken to my son in Adelaide.

His girlfriend's family have had their farmhouse destroyed :scared:

Fortunately they are OK

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Just spoken to my son in Adelaide.

His girlfriend's family have had their farmhouse destroyed :scared:

Fortunately they are OK

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