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Total fire ban declared in the ACT tomorrow

By Canfan - 15 December 2014 7

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:

12:00am Tuesday 16 December, 2014 to 11:59pm Tuesday 16 December, 2014.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot and north westerly winds tomorrow with a predicted temperature of 34 degrees.

The Forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to be SEVERE.

If a fire starts at the forecast fire danger level of SEVERE it may be uncontrollable and move quickly. Flames may be higher than roof tops.

Expect embers to be blown around. Spot fires may occur up to 4 km ahead of the main fire.

There is a chance people in the path of a fire may be injured or die. Some homes and businesses may be destroyed.

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au,the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

Territory and Municipal Services advises that due to the total fire ban declaration, the following nature reserves and roads will be closed:
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, selected roads within Namadgi National Park including Apollo Road, Orroral Road, Old Mill Road, Warks Road, Mount Franklin Road and the Corin Dam Road, Googong Foreshores, Kowen Forest, Lower Molonglo River Corridor, Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve, Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary and the Centenary Trail between Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and Hall.
The Boboyan Road and Brindabella Road remain open to through traffic.

The Tidbinbilla and Namadgi Visitors Centres will remain open.

Swimming areas at the Cotter and along the Murrumbidgee River such as Kambah Pool, Pine Island Point Hut and Uriarra Crossing will remain open.
Electric BBQs in Parks and Reserves including the National Arboretum Canberra and in Canberra’s urban parks will be available, however all gas barbeques will be turned off.

To find out more about Total Fire Bans log on to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

(Emergency Services Agency Media Release)

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7 Responses to
Total fire ban declared in the ACT tomorrow
Queen_of_the_Bun 11:19 pm 16 Dec 14

dungfungus said :

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

“3 degrees hotter than yesterday”? Jesus, that climate change is really hooting along. Must be even hotter if wearing a tin foil hat…

Your point is?

My point is your choice of words that I quoted. I found that quite hilarious given that you are a climate change denier. Also, a feeble attempt at humour. I’m sorry, it won’t happen again.
Merry Christmas.

In case you haven’t noticed it is summer in Australia now (it doesn’t start in some other countries in the Southern hemisphere until 22nd December) and a temperature above 25 Celsius is “hot” irrespective of climate change or global warming or whatever else is trendy.
Do you warmists really want your religion to become politically correct and have me say “greater than” instead of “hotter than”?
Give me a break.
I agree it was a feeble attempt though (leaving the alleged humour aside).
Happy Holidays to you.

What was your point? Where are the fires that occurred today after the downgrading of the fire alert that you demanded reinstating of?

dungfungus 10:04 pm 16 Dec 14

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

“3 degrees hotter than yesterday”? Jesus, that climate change is really hooting along. Must be even hotter if wearing a tin foil hat…

Your point is?

My point is your choice of words that I quoted. I found that quite hilarious given that you are a climate change denier. Also, a feeble attempt at humour. I’m sorry, it won’t happen again.
Merry Christmas.

In case you haven’t noticed it is summer in Australia now (it doesn’t start in some other countries in the Southern hemisphere until 22nd December) and a temperature above 25 Celsius is “hot” irrespective of climate change or global warming or whatever else is trendy.
Do you warmists really want your religion to become politically correct and have me say “greater than” instead of “hotter than”?
Give me a break.
I agree it was a feeble attempt though (leaving the alleged humour aside).
Happy Holidays to you.

Pork Hunt 7:53 pm 16 Dec 14

dungfungus said :

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

“3 degrees hotter than yesterday”? Jesus, that climate change is really hooting along. Must be even hotter if wearing a tin foil hat…

Your point is?

My point is your choice of words that I quoted. I found that quite hilarious given that you are a climate change denier. Also, a feeble attempt at humour. I’m sorry, it won’t happen again.
Merry Christmas.

dungfungus 6:46 pm 16 Dec 14

Pork Hunt said :

dungfungus said :

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

“3 degrees hotter than yesterday”? Jesus, that climate change is really hooting along. Must be even hotter if wearing a tin foil hat…

Your point is?

Pork Hunt 6:28 pm 16 Dec 14

dungfungus said :

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

“3 degrees hotter than yesterday”? Jesus, that climate change is really hooting along. Must be even hotter if wearing a tin foil hat…

dungfungus 2:38 pm 16 Dec 14

Canfan said :

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

The temperature is already 3 degrees hotter than yesterday (2.30pm) and the wind is gusting to 50 kmh.
I think the total fire ban should be re-instated ASAP.

Canfan 9:39 am 16 Dec 14

UPDATE – Due to the unsettled stormy weather that has brought rain across many parts of the ACT this morning the decision has been made to cancel the Total Fire Ban.

Conditions are still forecast to get hot and windy this afternoon but due to the rain only a very high fire danger rating will result.

The ESA reminds the community to report any fires, particularly as the Brindabella ranges and ares to the west of the ACT have experienced significant lighting activity with this stormy weather.

ESA agencies will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

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