NSW residents flee ‘horrifying’ bushfires

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Thousands of residents have taken refuge at evacuation centres on NSW’s mid-north coast while scores of others have chosen to stare down “massive walls of glowing smoke” as they attempted to protect their homes.

Emergency warnings were in place for fires at Hillville south of Taree and nearby Crowdy Bay National Park on Saturday evening with the local mayor describing the firestorm as “a disaster of magnificent proportions”.

Mayor David West cried as he spoke to worried residents – including parents, children and grandchildren – in a local evacuation centre.

“To go into a room of a couple of hundred of people and talk to them, I’m sorry, I broke down and cried, you feel so helpless,” Mr West told AAP.

“You see tears in their eyes, you see the sense of hopelessness, knowing they’ve probably lost everything they own. It’s such an incredible, emotional time.”

The retired policeman – who lives in Brimbin – said the fire was “a disaster of magnificent proportions”.

“It’s horrifying. To say it’s terrible doesn’t explain it enough,” he said.

The mayor praised fire crews who were “risking their lives” to protect people and property.

Mr West’s deputy, Claire Pontin, says a change in the wind direction saw the fire danger move from her area towards Wallabi Point and Old Bar near the coast.

While some of her friends evacuated, others decided to stay and keep working with hoses to fend off the approaching fire, the Hallidays Point resident said.

One of her friends had posted a picture online that showed “massive walls of glowing smoke up in the air approaching them”.

“There are houses on the outskirts that are burning and the wind is so strong that it’s blowing embers ahead of the fire front and you’re getting spot fires all over the place.”

While she is concerned for her friends the deputy mayor said she had great faith in the “amazing” skills of firefighters.

The Hillville blaze had ripped through 13,000 hectares by Saturday evening while the Crowdy Bay blaze had destroyed 10,500 hectares.

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/nsw-residents-flee-horrifying-bushfires/ar-BBWuR3G

16 thoughts on “NSW residents flee ‘horrifying’ bushfires

    1. BELIEVE:
      It was a ….
      One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater – Youtube
      “Again” !!
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  1. What Are The Odds.

    Casino Money …
    I have read that the Casino is geared to pay out 10% of its takings to its patrons.
    What if you are not lucky ??

    Don’t even bother going.
    Stay home & buy lotto tickets.
    What if you are not lucky ??

    Give, give generously.
    Give a $10.00 note to a beggar on a regular occasion.
    Give away stuff instead of selling it.

    I cleaned out all he stuff that the kids had left behind … stuff that had accumulated over years … it was hard rubbish collection time … it took days for me to put out all the sports equipment & even a bike … a bike rider who lived down the … coming home from work stopped … how to get the bike home as well as his own … I came out & he was ready to leave … “no, no, please, take it, do me a favor, the pile is too big & the council will be pissed … “can you watch it for me while I take my bike home & come back for it” … “absolutely”.
    Every day there was someone who took something & on the weekend there was a constant flow … I sat in the back yard with a cup of tea … I could feel the the positive … fair like joy … outside … magnificent energy surrounding my house & me.
    And that’s not all …..
    You need to engender good will from the universe & all manner of things are possible.

    1. I told the about the night Raymond & I went to the Nova in Carlton & the wealth man who asked him for change & then vanished into thin air ….

      1. Irresistible force paradox

        An object who\’s motion or momentum cannot be changed is an immovable object.
        And it would halt any object relative to it.
        Making it an unstoppable force.

        What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
        The immovable object & the unstoppable force are both implicitly assumed to be indestructible, or else the question would have a trivial resolution. Further it is assumed that they are two entities.
        The paradox arises because it rests on two incompatible premises: that there can exist simultaneously such things as unstoppable forces & immovable objects. The paradox is flawed because if there exists an unstoppable force, it follows logically that there cannot be any such thing as an immovable object & vice versa.

        An example of this paradox in non-western thought can be found in the Chinese word for contradiction – pinyin.

        He sat there & said, \”Are you saying that everyone here is a part of a conspiracy against you\”
        SMUG & WITH A GLEAM IN HIS EYE, CONTENT THAT HE \”HAD ME\” … checkmate.
        Then he fell about laughing at me, \”aha ha ha ha ha aha ha ha he he ha ha ah\” for the piece of IGNORANT SHIT THAT I WAS.

        I shook my head in disbelief at his gullibility, \”Do you really believe the shit you have … \”PUT ON ME\” ??

        **HE THE IMMOVABLE OBJECT / ME THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE**

        And so I set about to show him the reality of his true predicament.
        So far so good hey AlfieATick !!

        THIS IS PURE PHYSICS
        &
        NOT GOOD OLD FASHIONED … medieval & sacrificial blackmagic
        &
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        PHYSICS & MATHS actually works … I have the likes of Nikola Tesla on my side.
        &
        You only have a bunch of HARRIDANS who eat your money & suck your life force out of your sexual organ, who have eaten away at your brain man … to guide you.
        I have a pile of magic coins wrapped in magic sticky tape with your name on it … you need but ask … no strings attached.

  2. In witnessing my response, you wondered what I would do … as you wheeled me out of your cubicle
    I asked, “What star sign are you ” … “Leo” … How old are you” … “39” … you had another thought $#%^@&^% & I said, “Luck I did not marry you” ….
    When is it that I did not marry you ??
    Which lifetime ago was it, do you remember ??

    CLUE:
    She married the mayor instead of you, the local doctor …
    “Kalimera kirie yatre” she said as she welcomed you to her bed.

  3. mia zoi tis poutanes se zalizoun ta arhitha, mia zoi.
    Vre malaka, vale mialo, vale mialo min hasis ti zoi sou.

    Who said this to you ??

    1. As you wheeled me out of your cubical you puzzled as to what I was going to do as a result of your threats ….
      I told you … “I understand, physiatry, psychology & neurology”
      = THE KNEE JERK EFFECT … the reaction to my reaction to your
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      I can smell the stench of her from here.

      1. If anyone of my kids or all of them had been in that cubicle that day & saw what went down .. the each & everyone of them would have SMILED a confident smile & KNOWN…

        Mum’s Gonna Kill Him.

  4. At this point in time, I\’d like to thank … MOST SINCERELY
    The Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service Non-Emergency Transpore Teams
    AND
    The St John\’s Non-Emergency Transport Service Teams … The Wild Boys Of St John\’s
    Who transported me so efficiently
    Who\’s professional & friendly manner kept me sane in my struggle with this GOLIATH
    But for them
    Way to go gals & guys
    Mira

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      Sagapo Marinella Youtube
      Sagapo opos i man to pethi
      Opos i floga to thathi
      Opos o yeros i zoi pou ton afini

      I sing along loud so the neighbors can hear !!

  5. If you happen to bump into any of the 4 Well’s children, tell them Mira said to say hello & reminde Alice that she has lovely knees, say I said so.
    Tell David that the PJ’s go on inside out, when the witches come flying around on dark nights.
    Tory that she should always put herself interests before that of her friends.
    And Peter, the creamy macaroni cheese dish I invented was for him … the meat & potatoes man who would not eat vegetables.
    The ingredients were as follows …
    10 large cloves of garlic
    2 large carrots diced
    2 massel chicken stock cubes
    300 ml of sour cream
    & only the tiniest amount of water to cook the garlic & diced carrots.
    blitz & serve with pasta
    no need for cheese.
    If I had told him then what the ingredients were, he would have surely died.

  6. It has been years in the making! A time bomb waiting to go off because lack of regularly burning off. Some of this country has not seen a fire for over ten years so you can image the rubbish built up on the ground. Fire trails have not been kept in order for years, full of overgrowth, that you can not even ride a horse through!! This has nothing to do with climate change!!! Bad management on all Government levels!!! Young city couple beside us, don\’t believe in keeping the grass down, started to build a mac mansion on top of a hill, guess what, they lit a fire to burn some rubbish down the bottom of the hill and yes, it got away and went straight to top of the hill to the mac mansion and very very lucky there was no wind otherwise they would have lost their mac mansion! Sorry, I do not feel sorry for city people like this that want a house in the country, but do not look after it. Just like these stupid wildlife corridors, conservation areas they are getting grant money to build these, yet, I never see a animal go through piles of dead grass when they can go around it! It is safer for them to see all around them, they would not know what danger could be in the dead grass filled wildlife corridors or conservation ares! Put yourself in their position, would like to be in the clear and be able to see all around you in case of danger or would you just walk into a rubbish of dead stuff not knowing the danger there is in it?

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