Australia fires: nation braces for ‘catastrophic’ bushfire week

Australia fires: nation braces for ‘catastrophic’ bushfire week


We know the weather forecast
for tomorrow is at catastrophic levels and based on that, plus the conditions
we’ve experienced in the last few days, I’ve accepted the advice
of Commissioner Fitzsimmons and declared a state of emergency
across New South Wales. – We’ve got to keep
reminding ourselves that catastrophic is off
the conventional scale. We are talking about indices
that go well beyond the old scale of 100. Homes that are specifically
designed and built to withstand bushfires are not done so
for catastrophic conditions. Catastrophic conditions are where
lives are lost, it’s where people die. The risk is absolutely real. – This is one o’clock in the morning
out at Bobin. Gotta two-storey house
fully involved. Poor buggers, lost everything. We are literally ringed by fire. Everywhere you look,
there’s just fire. Fire, fire bloody everywhere, fire. – We’ve also identified
and brought on our third large air tanker
over the weekend. It’s now up and operational
and available for deployment. So we’ll have three here
in New South Wales at the moment. – I also want to assure
the community that Commissioner Fitzsimmons
and all of our agencies have authority to undertake
and utilise any resource they need. I’ve said to them as the premier:
“You do what you need to do and we’ll sort out the details later.” Tomorrow is about protecting life. – This fire has been so intense. Never seen anything like it. – Under catastrophic conditions,
the safest thing you can do is not be in an at-risk area. [Under] catastrophic conditions,
the focus is principally and foremost on life safety. Life is at risk when it comes
to catastrophic conditions. – If you’re told to evacuate,
please do so. If you’re told to take certain
actions, please do so. And, for heaven’s sake,
stay away from bushland tomorrow.

100 thoughts on “Australia fires: nation braces for ‘catastrophic’ bushfire week

  1. What a tragedy for this beautiful country…for nature…for humans…for animals…We are thinking of you around the world…I live in Europe and here we have flooding and many people have to also leave their homes…Our heart is with you.

  2. Wether this fire was man made or not, if we keep having forest fires we could lead to extinction. This is a crisis, and it’s horror.

  3. Australia will be a wasteland in 10 years people will not be able to live there so so sad extinction is coming wake up

  4. I'm really close to where this is happening.. Im scared that we'll have to evacuate and that our house will turn out like this. All the memories… Destroyed… 💔

  5. hahaha what a joke, closing schools in areas where there's no bush or current fires,, talk about over emphasising and dramatising,,, give it a rest

  6. The government manipulates the weather where I live and makes it rain. The government manipulates the weather and burns people out of their homes.

  7. Tomorrow will be a hell of a day! All of the schools are closing im not going. I live right in front of a national park!! The national park has nearly been set on fire. I could've died… But i didnt and im scared. It will be 34 – 37 degrees and VERY windy. Its off the charts serious so please be greatful that u do not live in front of a national park like me… Prepare. Act. Survive.

  8. Unfortunately this is the begging of the end for the human race, abrupt climate change is upon us and the 6th mass extinction is underway……

  9. My parents don’t see this fire as serious, BUT WE LIVE IN SYDNEY, WHERE THE FIRE IS STRAIGHT UP ATTACKING! IF WE DONT TAKE ACTION, WE COULD ALL DIE!! I shall wish the bets of luck to everyone else who lives in the area where the fire is attacking…and I hope all of you would stay safe and stay alive, for many of us may not survive to see our sun ever again

  10. We must do something significant to eliminate climate change immediately or face a very serious depopulation of all living species on the planet. By the time governments get involved it will be too late, there is such a thing as a point of no return, ie, not much of a future in extinction!

  11. I'm Australian but a Victorian and I'm praying for everyone in the fire affected areas. Here in Vic we see fire seasons every summer and we have gone through some big ones too. Please just pack what you need and get out. Even if you don't have house insurance just get out as your life is worth more!

  12. Didn't you kill millions of "primitive" natives then took their land in the name of technological revolution?
    That's Karma. Enjoy

  13. Let's not glorify the work of these arsehole arsonists. They are for the most part dumb as F uck drop kicks who get off on the destruction and media frenzy.

  14. This isn't the end this is the undeniable beginning.over half of aussieland vegetation is gone.this is not a natural drought.the temperature average will keep increasing.ecological collapse is well under way on this continent (noone is providing food shelter and water or land for any life too get through this last few years)don't believe me ask the mammal that went extinct 3 mths ago.or the csiro who says 4.7 temperature increase by 2050 and also mass extinction on its way in Australia.oz is now a quarry/migrant Centre and all revenue stream is lost cos assets are all sold off……..civilization is under threat.economy is collapsing.Ecology is collapsing.and human induced global warming is real.when you burn things it generates heat.all things considered from what was done since 1995 too economy. Environment and civilization and you end up exactly where we are right here and now………The undeniable beginning of this continents fall.

  15. We need training programs and policies to teach & allow regular civilians & private companies to safely & effectively mitigate land, We're never going to do it with the governmental resources alone. Nor while playing politics.

  16. Governments fault! try cutting trees around your property! any land clearing will create more revenue raising, ask the government how much money do they receive from fire levy on our rates notice ! and what they do with it!

  17. People in the Media should stop making so many people afraid! As for Gladys – she is behaving like Munchausen! Stay calm folks! Panic does not help! Fire is not consuming the whole of NSW!

    If a fire occurs near you, then follow the direction of the Emergency Services. Watch out for arsonists deliberately lighting fires!

  18. Australian suburbs and farmlands extend deep into the bush vulnerable to fires historically?
    In England they build homes on flood plains and homes get flooded. In Florida they build homes encroaching upon the swamps and everglades and people get eaten by alligators.. May have have to rethink how they live?

  19. It appears that the time has indeed come where we need to change where and how we live, although there are many reasons for these now normal crisis we were warned and are still warned of future problems. Unfortunately in this instance, if it was me, I would be looking at relocating my family to a safer part of my state / country as I would not want to live in fear of this happening every year of rest of my life.

  20. I hope and prey for the aborigines, all non whites and especially the wildlife but white people can just burn… hate white Australians… most racist white people I’ve ever encountered.

  21. We learned nothing after the Victorian bushfires of 2009 and the last major statewide drought that finished in 2007-2008. After this emergency is over the LNP will again ignore climate change and preparations for bigger and worse droughts and fires. The LNP will go straight back to rewarding their donors and big business with tax cuts.

  22. CLIMATE CHANGE, this whole video is proof and the whole of Australia and California is proof. I am praying for the people in Australia and in Cali 🙏🏼 We are putting ourselves in danger with the extreme amount of CO2 emissions, there is no other answer or reasoning for these catastrophic events (including all the hurricanes and typhoons). People have said it “we have never seen anything like this”. ENVIRONMENT OVER CONVENIENCE! I know it is convenient to keep pumping fossil fuels into our cars, but you know what is easier? Using the sun, wind, water, or the earth’s extreme internal heat to power the world and give your children a safe world to live in and everyone is at peace with safety.

  23. Stand with you all people fighting against fire in Australia. Climate change needs to be seriously considered by this world. Praying from Chinese people.

  24. I'm in one of the regions thats currently of now in catastrophic threat of bushfire. Thankfully there hasn't been one here

  25. I think too much information given by fire authority unnecessarily. Arsen's will be encouraged if again and again media broadcast, Catastrophic condition, high wind & any fire will take hold easily. They could just evacuate without giving all those details.

  26. This is horrific and i have to say,the heroes to me have to be Fire Fighters huge respect,of outstanding bravery!!!!

  27. In sydney we are lucky we have lots of lakes and rivers, however i am still concerned so i got the firesnearme app and it’s creepy seeing fires come closer and stuff but they usually all die out after like 17km away

  28. NSW and Queensland fires: Berejiklian declares state of emergency amid 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – live ► https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/nov/11/nsw-queensland-qld-bushfires-residents-catastrophic-conditions

  29. Oh poor people and animals in Auatralia. What a nightmare. I'm from Holland and don't understand why countries like Spain, Greece and France don't send their planes to you. We think of you and hope you all get over this.

  30. Has there been any research into whether the sale of groundwater to large corporations for bottling and export has contributed to this disaster?

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