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“Get out. Stay close to water” Australia urges 250,000 to flee bushfires. Video

Burning bushland fire in Australia

Reuters, January 10, 2020 Authorities sent emergency texts to 240,000 people in Victoria, telling them to leave. Told to ‘get out’, stay close to water SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia urged nearly 250,000 people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down …

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Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return. Video

A before and after view of Kangaroo Island from ground level

PortandTerminal.com, January 9, 2020 Australian wildfires spark “unprecedented” evacuations on Kangaroo Island as residents told “act now, leave” SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires threatening several towns and communities. A before and after view of Kangaroo Island There are currently two …

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Australia deploys army reservists, third navy ship to support firefighters

Australian navy ship HMAS Adelaide at sea with helicopter hovering over it

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Saturday that up to 3,000 army reservists would be deployed to help communities hit by spreading wildfires and a third navy ship had been readied to support evacuations from coastal towns. It is the first time there has been a compulsory call out of reserve brigades in Australia, underlining the scale of …

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Navy to evacuate hundreds trapped in Mallacoota. Video from beach just posted

A crowded town hall meeting where people wear surgical masks because of the smoke

PortandTerminal.com, January 2, 2020 4,000 people remain trapped by the fires on Mallacoota beach. Yesterday an ESSO offshore supply tug arrived on the scene to render assistance. Today, two Australian naval ships arrived. Evacuation begins Friday morning local time. MALLACOOTA, AUSTRALIA – Two Australian navy vessels, HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore, arrived this morning at Mallacoota beach. They will begin …

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First relief ship arrives at beach where 4,000 trapped by bushfire

Kangaroo hops in front of burning building

PortandTerminal.com, January 1, 2020 Bushfires have killed at least eight people in south-eastern Australia since Monday, while two others remain unaccounted for. 4,000 people remain trapped by the fires on Mallacoota beach. First relief vessel is now on the scene. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – There are an estimated 4,000 people trapped on a beach 400 miles south of Sydney as a …

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4,000 trapped on beach told to enter water as raging fire approaches. Navy sent

Blood red skies. People trapped on a beach in Australia

PortandTerminal.com, December 31, 2019 Apocalyptic scenes from coastal Victoria in Australia where 4,000 people are trapped on a beach by advancing fires. Naval ships and helicopters heading to rescue. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The bush fire crisis in Australia, with its apocalyptic images of blood-red skies and burning forests, has taken a turn for the worse if that is even possible. …

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