Australia

View mindmap
  • Australia
    • FACTS
      • Environmental conditions added to intensity
        • followed 10 years of drought
      • February 2009
      • Lack of management
        • several caused by faulty power lines
    • IMPACTS
      • 2000 houses
      • 400 injured
      • 60 businesses
      • 173 died
      • AUS $4 bn
      • 4300km2 burned
      • Millions of animals, birds and reptiles
        • Some rare species
    • RESPONSES
      • AUS $400m donated to rebuild
        • Increased costs for fire resistant buildings
      • 20,000 firefighters & volunteers
      • Long term
        • Building fire shelters in vulnerable areas
        • Improve warning systems
        • Improve evacuation strategies
      • Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted
        • Told residents to evacuate or stay

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Case studies resources »