With fires raging across New South Wales and Queensland, we have pulled together a list of information, safety tips and services, as the Hope Media team pray for those in danger and their loved ones.
- A Change in the Wind, A Shower of Rain: Prayers Answered for Tinonee Resident Facing Monster Fire Front
- Helping in the Bushfire Crisis: How You Can Assist with Response, Relief and Recovery
Where the Fires are Located – Live Updates
NSW Rural Fire Service
Catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday
CATASTROPHIC FIRE DANGER – now forecast for Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven areas on Tuesday 12 November 2019, due to worsening weather conditions. Large areas will see Severe and Extreme fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Check the latest and follow the updates via their Twitter feed below.
NSW State and Emergency Service also provides information on planning and preparing for you, your family, animals and pets.
The Important Numbers
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
Bush Fire Information Line – 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact the NSW RFS through the National Relay Service
- TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 679 737
- Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 679 737
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 679 737
- To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106
How Fireproof is Your Plan?
Take the NSW Rural Fire Service 5-minute preparation questionnaire to make sure you and your loved ones are ready in the event of an emergency.
Looking after your pets
PetSafe Australia have provided 4 tips on how to keep your pets safe this fire season
Asthma Australia – Breathe Better in Smoky Weather
Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to keep their relief medication on hand
Aid and Recovery
To apply for Commonwealth State Disaster Recovery Funding – https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/
Disaster Assistance – https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
Legal Support – http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/
NSW Emergency Information – https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/
For general info regarding insurance – call 1800 734 621 or head to http://www.disasters.org.au/
For help in rural areas with fencing and livestock – https://blazeaid.com.au/
Helpful Resources in recovering from an emergency – https://www.redcross.org.au/emergency-resources#recover-from-disasters