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Breaking news: Dangerous fire conditions in NSW on Tuesday 12 November

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The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued fire weather advice for Tuesday 12 November 2019 with the following areas rated as at or above SEVERE:

  • Far North Coast – SEVERE
  • North Cost – EXTREME
  • Greater Hunter – CATASTROPHIC
  • Greater Sydney Region – CATASTROPHIC
  • Illawarra/Shoalhaven – EXTREME
  • Far South Coast – SEVERE
  • Southern Ranges – SEVERE
  • Central Ranges – EXTREME
  • New England – SEVERE
  • Northern Slopes – EXTREME
  • North Western – EXTREME
  • Lower Central West Plans – SEVERE

If you live in the above areas, stay informed of current fire activity by monitoring local media & regularly checking for updates on NSW RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or information line 1800 679 737.

You can also find useful information about fire safety within the home and specifically about egress concerns for people with disabilities in the HMinfo publication:

Summary Bulletin: Home Fire Safety Egress

More specific information about Residential Care Services preparation strategies have been provided by the Department of Health here.


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