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Sydney and surroundings – “Catastrophic” fire warning.


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Catastrophic’ fire warning a first for Sydney   RFS raises Sydney fire warning to ‘catastrophic’, SMH  Helen PittLisa VisentinLaura Chung and Lucy Cormack, November 10, 2019
Catastrophic fire danger is forecast for Sydney and its surrounds on Tuesday for the first time, as a statewide total fire ban is enforced today to help contain more than 60 fires across the state.
It’s the first time the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued the maximum level of warning for the city since the introduction of the “catastrophic” alert in 2009 in the wake of the Victorian Black Saturday blazes.
Yet both the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have refused to be drawn on the contribution of climate change to the fires which have so far killed three, injured at least 35 and destroyed more than 150 homes.
The Sydney region is now drier than before the 2001 Black Christmas fires, as authorities warn more “lives and homes” will be at risk when the mercury soars to 37-38C tomorrow…….

November 11, 2019 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, New South Wales

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