Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Australia’s NSW goes up in flames with the worst bushfires in decades

I thought I had better make a post about the situation here to the west of me. I am in the city of Sydney on the right side coastal area, so I am safe, but as you can see on the below map, a number of forested and residential areas have been burnt out (the black bordered/shaded areas) and many fires are still burning.

More than two hundreds homes have been lost so far.


You can find a live map here with the latest information where I produced those images from, http://google.org/crisismap/2013-nsw-bushfires

A zoomed out angle on the NSW state. 




The Guardian has a recent article up here explaining the situation. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/bushfires-blue-mountains-braces-dangerous

You can also find a YouTube video below that was posted a day ago about the situation. 



And the Sydney Morning Herald news site has live updates with time stamps here,
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-bushfires-live-updates-october-23-20131023-2vzs8.html

1 comment:

j.bradbury said...

Glad to hear you are safe.