bushfires

Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau…

Where to Take Refuge in Your Home During a Bushfire

When you live in a bushfire-prone area you can’t ignore the danger. Most individuals and families address this necessity by preparing a bushfire survival plan. The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when…

Facebook Trials Australian Bush Fire and Disaster Planning Feature

Facebook is trialling a location data-driven feature which it believes will help authorities combat bush fires in Australia, as well as tackling other disasters around the world, and it hopes to have the feature ready…

Bushfires: Have You Treated Your Risks?

The elemental power and intensity of bushfires can wreak widespread destruction beyond our abilities to control them. However, we can make ourselves much safer during the bushfire season, and it’s not just about cleaning the…

Storms and bushfires expected as heat rises.

The SKY NEWS Weather Severe Weather Outlook 2016/2017 has just been released and Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders is forecasting another hotter than average severe weather season with an increased risk of severe thunderstorms, rain and…
September 13, 2016

Bushfire buffer zones needed in WA

Bushfire buffer zones: A plan to place buffer zones between urban areas and the bush needs to be funded by the state government, according to a volunteer firefighting association. John Iffla, spokesperson for the Emergency…
July 28, 2016

Damage from natural disasters expected to double by 2030

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the state of Victoria that broke out on February 7 that year rank among Australia’s worst natural disasters. Some 173 people were killed when 400 fires — fuelled by…

Summer’s Over But The Bushfire Season Continues

Summer is ending but firefighters are preparing for more months of hot, dry and dangerous weather as advocacy groups warn of fatigue setting in. The Australian Climate and Firefighters Alliance members reported this year’s fires…

Australians underinsured for natural disasters that cost more than $6b a year

As the bushfire season gets underway in NSW it is paramount that fire hazards are reduced around the home and that people have a survival plan. In an article published today by the Sydney Morning…
February 24, 2016

How global warming affects disaster potential in Australia

Forecasts that measure the effects of global warming on Australia suggest it will negatively impact the Australian environment, economy and our communities. How vulnerable is Australia? According to a Stern report, Australia is one of…
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