Australian article: the same country that advises its citizens to prepare for BUSH FIRE.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
(How the hell does one prepare for a BUSH FIRE, anyway?)
-- lisa (email@example.com), October 25, 1999
I keep telling you, shaving the bush prevents many problems.
-- A (A@AisA.com), October 25, 1999.
Hi, I'm an Aussie and bushfires are common every summer in some parts of our country. By preparing they mean, have things like your own generator to pump water from your own water tanks etc. When a fire is happening, often power is cut and there isn't any water pressure to fight the fires. My mother, lost two houses growing up and I used to live in one that had sprinklers on the roof. These would wet the house down in the event of a fire. A friend of mine saved his families life by diving into a duckpond with wet towels over their heads as the inferno passed over. Scary stuff!
-- pauline jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 1999.
Now would this be a run-of-the-mill bush fire or a THREE DAY BUSH FIRE which our Aussie friends are being advised to prepare for? ;)
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), October 25, 1999.