February 9th, 2009

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Despite this:-

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/incidents/incident_updates.htm#1476764570648

My Mum and Dad are okay. I'm full of despair and grief and disbelief and sadness at what has happened in other parts of the state. I'm full of relief and gratefulness that my Mum and Dad are still okay.

The fires are still burning though. They're on alert.

This is my childhood nightmare. At the age of five I was made to watch films about bushfires as an educational experience. I have had nightmares about fires ever since.

Here's a map...

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/incidents/images/news_image/2009020_0230hrs_beechworth_murmungee_media_21187.jpg

I grew up in Bruarong, I still have friends there. I have friends who live in the shadow of Big Ben. That's where the fires are now.
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Latest News

Fires are heading back towards Yackandandah again. The wind is pushing them there. The alert hasn't been put out yet but Mum and Dad will know because they're at the Town Hall at a community meeting.

I hope they go this time. :-(
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Yack Fire Update

Looks like they're back on medium alert again. Although the fires are still threatening surrounding areas such as Bruarong and Stanley and Ben Valley, the wind has died down and Yack is not in immediate danger.

In other news my parents think I'm bonkers for ringing them every few hours but I need to know that they're listening to the radio and not being oblivious to what's going on outside their house like they normally are.