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NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

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NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

From the NSW Rural Fire Service "Tomorrow is forecast to be one of the worst fire danger days on record for NSW. The safest place to be is where the fire is not."

Please stay safe everyone. Tomorrow is a day I would definitely not visit the Blue Mountains as a tourist.

Further info

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

smh.com.au/environment/weather/catastrophic-…

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1. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

If you are traveling with elderly parents or young children please stay indoors.

If you are outside, cover up with sunscreen, wear a hat and drink lots of water.

Think COOL!

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2. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

we are gearing up down this way. evac plan in order, essentials packed.

43C and 50 km/hr winds from the west gusting to 80. the 'perfect storm' one could say.

a fire that went thru my place a few years ago so we have had some fuel reduction plus the RFS has been burning off over the last year.

fingers crosssed!!!!!

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3. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

Fireplan in order here too. Haven't had a biggy since 94. Will be giving the garden a good water tonight and hosing down the bricks in the morning. Steam curtain efficiency.

A good option to add to the water is the occasional sports drink eg Gatorade as salt loss can be an issue.

if staying in a hotel, draw the curtains and forget the view. Choose indoor options and think carefully before relying on public transport. (rail lines buckled in 94)

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4. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

Good luck up there everyone! As an ex-Sydneysider with family and friends still dotted around the state, I'll be thinking of you.

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5. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

We really cannot over state the importance for visitors to keep away from bushland and take positive measures to stay cool and hydrated tomorrow. It is killer weather we are expecting.

Fingers crossed here that those of you within reach of potential fires dont need to action your fire plans beyond the steam curtains etc.

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6. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

And for those travellers already staying in bush or fire-prone areas, please make sure you discuss the situation with your hosts - they should have detailed fire plans in place and be able to advise as to your best options should worse come to worst (which I sincerely hope it won't!).

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7. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

I just heard on the radio that holidaymakers/campers in high risk areas should leave tonight or very early tomorrow morning as the roads may become blocked out of some areas.

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8. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

National parks are closed

…nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/…

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9. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

They are also telling campers to pack up and get out tonight or at latest early tomorrow morning. The Rural Fire Commissioner was pointing out that they expect to have embers jumping 10 or even 20 kms tomorrow and there's 90 odd fires already burning around the State. Tomorrow is going to be ugly. Even WorkCover has come out reminding employers of their duty of care and recommending that work outdoors tomorrow without shelter should be postponed if possible.

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10. Re: NSW Fire danger (including Sydney & Blue Mountains)

"National parks are closed"

I also saw that National Parks staff from reasonably secure areas are being sent to the Blue Mountains to be on stand-by for any problems.