Today was just as scary as the peeps on the TV said it was going to be. They say there's still between 100 and 150 fires burning in New South Wales, 30 of those uncontrolled (some of these close to towns).
It was really hot and very windy today and by this afternoon our area was upgraded from a warning level of extreme to catastrophic.
|We live in area 16|
Some of my peeps friends were evacuated from their farm at another village called Culcairn because of another fire. (This fire is not an emergency any more)
My peep's Dad was sent an emergency warning text message at 3 this afternoon because of a fire even closer at Wocolena. (This fire is not an emergency any more)
These three fires were some of worst in the state. It was really scary and very smokey all day. My peep was so worried that we might need to evacuate at one point. But thankfully everything turned out okay for us.
Nanny-Penny is okay, there is a fire not far from where she lives, but it is burning away from her, so she is safe.
Even after all this scariness, the wonderful "Firies" (what Aussies call fire fighters) have done and absolutely PAWSOME job!
It's 9pm and so far, even though hundreds of hectares of farming land has been destroyed only ONE house has been lost (at this point) in New South Wales. Sadly, many farm animals and native animals have been lost.
My peep and I can't say how much admiration we have for the firies, many of them volunteers. They are the best peeps there is I reckon.
Any way, I might leave it here for now. I wish everypawdy still facing hardship and danger the best.
PEES: My peep might be very busy for the next few days, so I might be a little absent for a while. Please don't worry.