Guest beth

Explain to me bushfire season etc thanks

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    Guest beth

    What is bushfire season? Is the whole of adelaide affected, are there places that arnt?

    Hof often are there bushfires.

     

    I have no clue on this subject!

     

    Thanks

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    A quick google search of 'bushfire season, south australia' got me the following

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushfires_in_Australia

     

    http://www.ahc.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1174

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010–11_Australian_bushfire_season

     

    http://clearlyexplained.com/nature/earth/disasters/bushfires.html

     

    http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

     

    There are plenty more other search returns on the subject if you spend a couple of minutes searching and reading the results. Its pretty self explanatory.

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    Bushfire season, is the months of the year when there is most risk that bushfires are likely to occur. There are a number of factors that can affect the risk factor, and the CFS site might help a bit.

     

    There are areas that are not affected, and areas that are higher risk, if you are in a high risk area, then you should take note of the days ratings and plan your day accordingly. Bushfires can be pretty frequent in certain areas during the season, but that can be anything from a small managable fire, to god forbid, something like we saw in Victoria a couple of years ago - which is rare.

     

    http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp

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    Guest beth

    There are plenty more other search returns on the subject if you spend a couple of minutes searching and reading the results. Its pretty self explanatory.

     

    That made me laugh. I had googled some things like the cfs but thought id ask the locals too. Good sites though, thanks!

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    Yes, there are plenty of sites you can google, but sometimes it is just good to get a personal perspective from a local.

     

    If it has been a very dry year, and we get very extreme heat, there can be a threat of bushfires in the summer months. Usually they are smaller fires, which are contained with no lives lost. There have, however, been a few occasions when there has been a lot more damage and loss of life. I think Ash Wednesday 1980 and 1983 were bad fires. In 1983 a number of people died both here and in Victoria on the same day. Then, sometime within the last decade, there were some bad fires in Port Lincoln, where there was also loss of life.

     

    Generally, though, you are usually pretty well okay if you live in suburbs that are not in bushland, and if you do live in bushland, then you take the necessary precautions.

     

    There are rules and regulations that you can find out when you're here, but if you're concerned about the likelihood of being caught in a bushfire, then that is quite rare. Australia is a land that does experience bushfires, but they are usually in bushland and not so much in the cities. Since the bad bushfires, there have been a lot more precautions taken by authorities, such as better warning systems, etc.

     

    I've lived in Adelaide since the early 70's, and have never personally been threatened by bushfires, but the 1983 fires were not all that far from where I lived.

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