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1 Bushfires By Emma, Leon and Kallie

2 Overview What causes the disaster? What causes the disaster? Where in the world has this disaster occurred/map Where in the world has this disaster occurred/map Restoring the damage Restoring the damage Working together Working together How often may this disaster occur? How long do they last? How often may this disaster occur? How long do they last? Preparing for this disaster Preparing for this disaster Major consequences Major consequences Tools to predict, measure or prevent this disaster Tools to predict, measure or prevent this disaster A well known disaster A well known disaster Awesome facts Awesome facts Bibliography/References Bibliography/References

3 What causes the disaster? Define Extreme weather conditions Extreme weather conditions High temperatures (mid to high 40s) High temperatures (mid to high 40s) High winds High winds Deliberately lit fires Deliberately lit fires Change in wind direction Change in wind direction Lightning Lightning

4 Where in the world has this disaster occurred? Victoria Victoria Between 7 th of February and 14 th of March Between 7 th of February and 14 th of March Affected 78 townships such as Kinglake, Marysville, Strathewen, Flowerdale and much more. Affected 78 townships such as Kinglake, Marysville, Strathewen, Flowerdale and much more. Around 400 fires were burning at the time. Around 400 fires were burning at the time.

5 How to restore the damage? Raise money to help re-build Raise money to help re-build Get community together to clean up Get community together to clean up Get government assistance Get government assistance Tackle climate change Tackle climate change Set up relief centres Set up relief centres

6 How often do these disasters occur? How long do they last? When there hasn’t been any rain for a long time everything is really dry: When there hasn’t been any rain for a long time everything is really dry: They can occur every summer because everything is dry if it hasn’t rained They can occur every summer because everything is dry if it hasn’t rained They can last for many weeks They can last for many weeks

7 How can you prepare for this disaster? Have warnings shown on TV Install water sprinklers on roofs of houses Clean out gutters and dry leaves from places around your garden Have a fire escape plan ready

8 Major consequences of this disaster? Families and friends lost Animals were injured and many died Wildlife and native animals have been effected too Houses destroyed

9 Predict or prevent your disaster? Fire safety plan Info from Government and Fire Department

10 A well known disaster February 2009, Victorian bushfires February 2009, Victorian bushfires 7 th of February-14 th of March 7 th of February-14 th of March Smoke reached New Zealand Smoke reached New Zealand Called it ‘Black Saturday’ Called it ‘Black Saturday’

11 Awesome facts Fires considered beneficial to wilderness Fires considered beneficial to wilderness Affect plant growth Affect plant growth

12 Bibliography/References Melways 2008 Melways html html html html


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