Australia: Gut-wrenching moment a bushfire victim, 85, breaks down in tears as he tells Scott Morrison he's lost EVERYTHING - as the PM reveals the day when fire levels will reach 'catastrophic' for the first time in HISTORY - - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia Gut-wrenching moment a bushfire victim, 85, breaks down in tears as he tells Scott Morrison he's lost EVERYTHING - as the PM reveals the day when fire levels will reach 'catastrophic' for the first time in HISTORY

10:31  10 november  2019
10:31  10 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

PM, NSW premier visit fire zones

  PM, NSW premier visit fire zones Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have been briefed on the bushfires during a visit to northern NSW.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have learnt first hand the difficulties firefighters are facing trying to tackle the raging fires in the north of the state.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has comforted shattered bushfire survivors amid warnings the greater Sydney region will be under 'catastrophic' fire danger on Tuesday for the first time in history.

Mr Morrison visited an evacuation centre in Taree, about 350km north of Sydney, on Sunday as firefighters continue to battle dozens of out-of-control blazes across NSW, which have left three dead.   

RFS raises Sydney fire warning to 'catastrophic'

  RFS raises Sydney fire warning to 'catastrophic' This is the first time that catastrophic fire danger has been forecast for the city.Catastrophic fire danger is forecast for Sydney and its surrounds on Tuesday for the first time, as a statewide total fire ban has been called for Monday to help contain more than 70 fires which continue to burn in NSW.

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The prime minister spoke with devastated 85-year-old Owen Whalan - who lost his property in Koorainghat - putting his arm around the elderly man as he broke down in tears.  

'I got rid of all my cattle a couple of weeks ago, but I've got my working dogs,' Mr Whalan says before becoming visibly upset. 

Mr Whalan thanked the prime minister before they are seen with their heads rested together.  

The RFS says 'catastrophic' fire danger is forecast for the greater Sydney and greater Hunter regions - including the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast - for Tuesday due to worsening conditions.


'Climate change is real, can't you see!' Scott Morrison is heckled by an environmental activist during a briefing about the bushfires

  'Climate change is real, can't you see!' Scott Morrison is heckled by an environmental activist during a briefing about the bushfires Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been heckled by a climate change activist during a briefing about the difficulties firefighters are facing trying to tackle fires across NSW.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have learnt first hand the difficulties firefighters are facing trying to tackle the raging fires in the north of the state.

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'High temperatures, strong winds and low humidity are forecast, making conditions dangerous,' the agency said in a statement on Sunday.

'Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger. Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions.'

'If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.'

Mr Morrison has warned Australians facing and fighting bushfires that even more difficult days could be ahead.

The prime minister and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian learnt first hand the difficulties firefighters are facing trying to tackle the raging fires during a visit to the north of the state.

'We're not out of this yet,' Mr Morrison told reporters at the evacuation centre in Taree on Sunday.

'There is a long way to go and Tuesday is looking more difficult.' 

Although conditions eased across the state on Sunday, by late afternoon two emergency warnings were issued for fires in the northeast and mid-north coast. 

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  Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln An emergency bushfire warning is issued for residents in Port Lincoln with reports of an uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards the township. © ABC News A map which shows the predicted direction of a bushfire burning near Port Lincoln in South Australia. The warning was issued about 4:20pm today for the bushfire at Duck Ponds, north-east of Port Lincoln, with the region under extreme weather conditions.The Country Fire Service has warned that residents are "now in danger" and should "take shelter in a solid building"."Do not leave or enter this area in a vehicle or on foot.

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Scott Morrison et al. posing for the camera: Mr Morrison visited an evacuation centre in Taree, about 350km north of Sydney, on Sunday as firefighters try to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Morrison visited an evacuation centre in Taree, about 350km north of Sydney, on Sunday as firefighters try to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes Scott Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian posing for the camera: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian are briefed on the fires at Mid North Coast Fire Control Centre in Wauchope © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian are briefed on the fires at Mid North Coast Fire Control Centre in Wauchope

A fire at Bills Crossing, north of Taree has already burned through almost 12,000 hectares, with the Rural Fire Service warning people in the Johns River area to seek shelter as the blaze approaches.

The other warning was issued for an out-of-control fire in the Mt Nardi National Park, where people are advised that leaving early is their safest option.

It is the first time since new fire danger ratings were introduced in 2009 that catastrophic fire danger has been forecast for Sydney.

More than 40 schools in NSW will also be closed on Monday due to the impact of the fires currently burning in the state's north. 

Large areas of the state are also predicted to see severe and extreme fire danger from the Queensland border to the south coast and across the central west.

Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln

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A statewide total fire ban has been issued for Monday and Tuesday.

RFS spokesman Greg Allan said a lot of the areas facing extreme fire danger risk on Tuesday have higher populations than the areas that have suffered fires so far.

He urged people to monitor conditions over the next two days and use the time to get ready and know what they will do if fire threatens.

'You need to take responsibility for your own safety,' he told AAP.

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said as winds increased throughout the day firefighters were starting to see an increase in fire activity.

'There is every likelihood as the afternoon rolls on, we're likely to see fires increasing to the emergency warning alert,' he told reporters in Taree.

Blackheath locals pack amid fire warnings

  Blackheath locals pack amid fire warnings Residents of the NSW Blue Mountains village of Blackheath spent the day packing their most precious belongings ahead of "catastrophic" fire conditions.It's 4pm on Monday and the serenity in Gordon Avenue, one of the backstreets of the NSW Blue Mountains village of Blackheath, is disturbed by the grim warnings of "catastrophic" fire conditions.

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Mr Fitzsimmons said fire crews are doing all they can to control blazes already burning before Tuesday.

a group of people sitting at a table with a plate of food: Mr Morrison can be seen with his arm around the 85-year-old, who broke down in tears at the evacuation centre © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Morrison can be seen with his arm around the 85-year-old, who broke down in tears at the evacuation centre a truck is parked in a parking lot: Fire Storm from a wind change overruns fire fighters in South Taree Bush Fire emergency on the east coast of Australia © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Fire Storm from a wind change overruns fire fighters in South Taree Bush Fire emergency on the east coast of Australia

'The weather conditions will be worse than what we experienced ... only a few days ago, not only will they be worse, they'll be concentrated much further than just the northeastern area of NSW.'

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited devastated bushfire communities on Sunday, telling reporters people were in a 'traumatised' state.

'What really hit me today is even though some people know that their homes are OK they are still extremely traumatised by what they have experienced,' she said.

The premier said the federal and state governments had already moved to put disaster relief arrangements in place.

The RFS will also coordinate relief work with the Australian Defence Force.

Three people have died and 150 homes have been lost in the bushfires in NSW, while firefighters are also battling fires in Queensland and Western Australia.

Despite the traumatic events of the past few days, Mr Morrison said he found the response of residents and their families as 'quite inspiring'.

Earlier, the prime minister and premier were briefed on the unprecedented firestorms at the Mid-North Coast Fire Control Centre in Wauchope, where they were told firefighters have found it hard to contain and access some fire areas. 

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  Tony Abbott 'should head' an Australian 'bushfire task force' Sky News host Rowan Dean has called on former prime minister Tony Abbott to head an Australian 'bushfire task force', as fires continue to devastate the nation. "I would love to see Scott Morrison setting up a bushfire task force, putting Tony Abbott in charge of it," Mr Dean told Sky News host Paul Murray. "Someone with Tony Abbott's knowledge and expertise should be able to get in there and say 'here's where we're going wrong'"."Because we're clearly doing something wrong," he said. Mr Dean said "we must be able to learn from" the catastrophic bushfires currently gripping Australia.

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Scott Morrison et al. sitting at a table eating food: 'We're not out of this yet,' Mr Morrison told reporters at the evacuation centre in Taree © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'We're not out of this yet,' Mr Morrison told reporters at the evacuation centre in Taree a person flying through the air on top of a mountain: Images from the efforts by the men and women in the air and on the ground fighting the fires in northern NSW © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Images from the efforts by the men and women in the air and on the ground fighting the fires in northern NSW

Mr Morrison wouldn't be drawn on climate change when quizzed about it during the media conference.

'I'm focused on the needs of the people in this room today, as is the premier, the needs of resourcing firefighters and to ensure they have everything they need to keep those firefighters safe and to protect as many properties as we can,' he replied.  

Grandmother Vivian Chaplain, 69, died in hospital after she suffered burns to 40 to 50 per cent of her body after fire swept through her home in Johns River on Friday.

A woman who died as she tried to flee the weekend's devastating bushfires was identified as Julie Fletcher, 63. 

Ms Fletcher's body was discovered on Saturday night in a burnt-out home in the town of Johns River some 40km north of Taree on the mid-north coast. 

Wytaliba resident George Nole was also named as a victim. 

a man walking down a dirt road: Firefighters are desperately trying to control devastating bushfires across NSW before a 'dangerous day' of weather forecast for Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Firefighters are desperately trying to control devastating bushfires across NSW before a 'dangerous day' of weather forecast for Tuesday a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Three people have died and 150 homes have been lost in the bushfires in NSW © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Three people have died and 150 homes have been lost in the bushfires in NSW

Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud warned the fires in NSW and Queensland could get worse on Tuesday and when there are also concerns of potential catastrophic fire levels in Western Australia.

He urged people to listen to the instructions given by firefighters in affected areas.

'We cannot take this for granted, this a very, very frightening circumstance that people have to take seriously,' Mr Littleproud told Sky News on Sunday.

The military have also been called in to bring firefighters from interstate to help in NSW and Queensland, and are also being asked to help with catering, accommodation and some backburning.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance have been activated to provide financial assistance, payment that provide $1000 for adults and $400 for children that have lost their homes.

'That is just to get people through the here and now. We understand there is a bigger job to be done,' Mr Littleproud said

He urged fire victims to contact Centrelink to receive their payments from 12pm on Sunday. 

Gladys Berejiklian et al. that are talking to each other: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is seen during a visit to Club Taree Evacuation Centre in Taree © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is seen during a visit to Club Taree Evacuation Centre in Taree Read more

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend a pre-arranged Chamber of Commerce business lunch in Gosford on Tuesday as NSW braces for catastrophic bushfires. Mr Morrison is then expected to fly to Canberra to attend meetings at the bushfire emergency centre."Let's hope today is a boring day," he told 2GB radio host Ray Hadley on Tuesday morning."I just want to assure people, Ray, that everything that can be done is being done."Mr Morrison said the NSW government was well placed to respond to the bushfires with international support and the Army on standby."Nature will throw some curveballs today no doubt," he said.

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