Record temperatures have come to the state of Victoria. The capital city of Melbourne was 46 ºC = 114.8 ºF today 02/07/09
Avolon airport 20miles SW of Melbourne recorded 47.6 ºC = 117.68 ºF
Wildfires are scattered throughout the state. SEE LINKS
Hey, We out here in Los Angeles (so. Cal) get things like these
we had 23 brush fires all at once (2 years ago)
the whole countys of los angeles and san diego was surrounded by fire the smoke was so great that ppl from the international space station could see the smoke (see photo above)
there were even fire on a Catalina Isand (an island that is part of cali..its about 20 miles off the coast of Los Angeles)
Los Angeles City Fire Department
I sat on my bum at the station, we were to important to deploy. such is life, in a high risk area.
You stay there and defend that beautiful place! I want to see green (not black!) when we come up in September to facilitate this exercise!!!!