Smoke Over the Water

Last Update: January 24, 2019

I would just like to let everyone know that we have spent the last few days in a smoky fugue.

By tomorrow, we might have to evacuate. Fortunately friends have offered us a place to stay.

Why. We have a large bush fire to the west of us. And we have a weather inclusion. This is phenomena where a layer of air holds, in our case, the smoke down low. Well it certainly meant our environs were a bit on the nose!

This photo was taken 5 days ago. The next day, the view looked like this early morning. By late afternoon everything here, with even a hint of smoke, was invisible.



The following two days, the view was completely obliterated. I tried to get a photo of that but it was totally meaningless. So here I present a normal view with notes.

And the note is Everything above the red line was just thick brown smoke!


Yesterday the inclusion was blown away, but guess what? IT'S BACK!

It's a bit smoky today but tomorrow looks to be a killer. Our neighbour, a forestry manager, has just spend 5 days fighting another fire (now fortunately out). His advice is pack our good and prepare to flee tomorrow.

The main point of this blog is to let everyone know, sometime tomorrow, we unplug my computer and with it under arm and our cat in carrier just might not sign in to WA for a while.

Wish us luck and hope that the fire doesn't split and threaten our friends place.

Update: 25 January 2019. By the way it's Australia Day. Great way to celebrate. Not!

So far smoke is slowly accumulating, but no evacuate notice. We have a number of rankings. Emergency, ie Get Out Now; Watch and Act, stay glued to the computer or battery radio.

We are Watch and Act. Cars are packed, cat carrier in and raring to go. Cat not happy she can't go out!

I might be unplugging soon but will get back to all of you when I am replugged.

Helen

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NnurseBecca Premium
Oh no:'( you are in my thoughts and prayers too
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thanks. It sure makes life exciting!
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Apexxtx11 Premium
All my prayers are sent.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Ta.
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Apexxtx11 Premium
Of course I could not even imagine what your and your family are going through. With all of Gods love I pray for your family safety.
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NidaV Premium
You be safe! I pray that it won’t hurt anyone nor damage any houses or premises!

Take care!

Nida
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thanks Nida. Can't panic as it is out of our hands.
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JerryHoskin Premium
Wow! Hope things clear up for you. Sounds like you are prepared if you do have to leave. Best regards, Jerry
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Thought I would add this map.
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FKelso Premium Plus
Hope the fire passes you by -- or fizzles out before it gets there. What a scary thing!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Fires in eucalypts tend to go out with far greater noise than a fizzle. Rain would be nice!

I have an approved fire plan and implementing that at the moment.
Thanks for your hope.
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