At the moment in Australia we are experiencing extremely high temperatures as the bushfire season well and truly begins. Sadly, in the last 48 hours the beautiful island of Tasmania has had 80 or more homes lost and thousands evacuated. It was the hottest day in Hobart for 130 years when the fire started.
Fires continue to burn around Australia this morning. This map shows the current fires and also has emergency information. The heatwave is expected to continue for a few more days. . I think most Australians are holding their breath and hoping we do not see another loss of life as we did with the 2009 Victorian bushfires..
Try Hard Frugalista has written here about spending the night on the beach.
It’s made me think about how prepared our paperwork is if we had to grab it and leave. I really need to update it and thats going on my To Do list this month. Is your paperwork prepared for an emergency? There are no fires close to where we are at the moment but the temperatures here have been 38 – 39 degrees and the air conditioner is getting a workout.
We had our honeymoon in Tasmania and have holidayed there twice, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I’m sending out my thoughts and hope for safety to my Tasmanian readers, I hope this passes soon. xx