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Perth Palatial Homes Consumed by Fire

Posted by feww on February 7, 2011


Raging Blaze Destroys Scores of Palatial Homes in Upmarket Suburbs of Perth

UPDATE: ‘Sixty-four homes have now been razed in the bush-fringed Perth suburbs of Kelmscott and Roleystone, while 32 others have been damaged.’

At least 59 homes have been destroyed and scores more are damaged as massive wildfires leave trails of destruction in the SE and NE Perth suburbs of Roleystone and Red Hill.

West Australian Premier has declared the fire-ravaged areas of  Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill as “natural disaster areas.”

“Residents have been forced to flee with just the clothes on their backs as a flaming “war zone” descended on their homes,” a report said.

The fire has already consumed about eight thousand hectares including an area of a national park, and several farms.

The blaze was started by lightning, according to reports, and has been fanned by 70kmph easterlies.

“Gusty winds were today still causing authorities headaches across the entire southwest of the state, with fire fighters in Bunbury, Albany and various regional areas both north and south of Perth battling complex and complicated fire fronts.” Source

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The raging blaze has destroyed dozens of palatial houses. Photo: Channel Ten via SMH

Meanwhile in Queensland…

About 75 percent of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster area “after Cyclone Yasi compounded the damage left by recent widespread flooding,” a report said.

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Latest US Snowstorm Exits, ‘Two More’ Arriving

Posted by feww on February 7, 2011

The Latest US Snowstorm Left the East Coast, Making Room for Two More

The latest storm left East Coast on Sunday, after dumping another 3 inches of snow over Chicago.

A new front is departing from the Midwest and is forecast “to bring snow from the Ohio Valley throughout the Northeast starting Sunday night,” a forecaster said.

“Schools in Seabrook, New Hampshire, have been closed since Wednesday of last week and those in Methuen, Massachusetts, schools are expected to remain shut through at least Wednesday of this week to remove rooftop snow,” a report said.

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US Weather Forecast – NOAA

US Snow Cover: February 6, 2011

Area Covered By Snow: 48.3%
Area Covered Last Month: 44.9%
Snow Depth
Average: 7.3 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 909.9 in
Std. Dev.: 12.8 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.6 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 448.9 in
Std. Dev.: 3.6 in

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