Wildfires - Black saturday

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  • Black Saturday - Victoria, Australia.
    • 2009
    • Up to 47 degrees
      • Drought
      • Open fires were banned
    • North westerly wind
      • No moisture
      • 100kmp wind speed
      • 25 miles ahead of fire
    • 500,000 hectares of forests destroyed
      • Smoke causes air pollution to rise by 300%
    • Drinking water polluted
    • Crops destroyed
    • Tourism trade disrupted
    • Death, injury  and homelessness
    • Breathing problems

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