Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Very high fire danger Thursday

Fire Weather Warning

for the Upper Derwent Valley, East Coast, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:24 pm on Wednesday 14 October 2015.

Weather Situation: Maximum temperatures reaching the low 30s, relative humidity down to 15%, and northwest winds averaging up to 40 km/h are expected.

For Thursday 15 October:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East. Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be difficult to control. There is a possibility that people in the path of a fire who are not well prepared may be killed or seriously injured.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:
  • Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
  • Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Thursday.

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