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  • #46
    Originally posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Is it true they are evacuating Harvey?
    I'm not sure - I didn't see that in the alert update after 1pm. I think they evacuated the hospital, nursing home etc yesterday, and some people have chosen to leave. Scary stuff.

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    • #47
      They downgraded the warning this morning, but it has just been upgraded again for Harvey. They aren't forcing anyone to leave yet but a good many people have left.
      There is a seabreeze now so we'll just have to see over the next few hours.
      The pictures from Yarloop are devastating. It's amazing there has been no loss of life "touch wood".

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      • #48
        Originally posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
        My mums family is down that way (dairy farmers) and although currently safe from fires they are having to pour all their milk out as no tankers can get to them to cart it out.

        DH just said that There's also signs up at our local woollies about an expected milk shortage.
        Even if they could get it out the processors have no power. My brother just reminded me that Brunswick has a little processor that is ok as far as he can work out.

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        • #49
          Yes All the dairy farmers are having to dump their milk. We have been told no milk delivery for the next few days at our local woollies as Harvey Fresh supply the name brand too.

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          • #50
            DFES just updated that Harvey is now bring directly evacuated due to the change in conditions 😢

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            • #51
              Oh no! I really really hope that the wind changes soon. 😢😢😢😢😢 this is terrible

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              • #52
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                Please let me know if I am not allowed to do this. This is very good and detailed information about the situation at the moment and for the foreseeable future. Not looking great for some areas 😢

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                • #53
                  Not good at all. It's bad enough as it is, but there's so much forrest - a lot of which that haven't had a prescribed burn for decades - and tree plantations in the area, that it could travel even further if it gets in there.

                  There's also the loss of infrastructure - bridges on SW highway, plus the dozers have been up and down it so the road will need significant repair, house, businesses....its just devastating for the region.

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                  • #54
                    The bodies of 2 men have been found in 2 burnt houses in Yarloop

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                    • #55
                      What about all the dairy farms who cant transport their milk ie harvey milk and harvey beef?

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
                        What about all the dairy farms who cant transport their milk ie harvey milk and harvey beef?
                        They are dumping milk - the ones that have power to run the milking machines. The others will be praying the power comes back on so they have some chance of getting milk supply back up and not losing all the production until the next calf is born. Not to mention battling with mastitis.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Californication View Post
                          The bodies of 2 men have been found in 2 burnt houses in Yarloop
                          So horrible for the families. I saw some of the posts where they were hoping for some news of them.

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                            • #59
                              Milk from dairies where I am is still being picked up, but like amyd said, Harvey dairies have been dumping milk the last couple of days. Harvey Fresh has their plant/factory in Harvey, so if it gets over run by the fire, we could be in for a major milk shortage. Plus beef, vineyards, the list goes on. I think we are up to 125 houses lost now. So much destruction. Hopefully we don't lose any more lives.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Californication View Post
                                The bodies of 2 men have been found in 2 burnt houses in Yarloop
                                I saw on a few Facebook pages at the time the town was burning someone desperately looking for someone to get their relative matching the age of one of the people out. They had spoken to the relative an hour earlier then lost all contact. I saw this result coming. So so sad.

                                Originally posted by Californication View Post
                                Milk from dairies where I am is still being picked up, but like amyd said, Harvey dairies have been dumping milk the last couple of days. Harvey Fresh has their plant/factory in Harvey, so if it gets over run by the fire, we could be in for a major milk shortage. Plus beef, vineyards, the list goes on. I think we are up to 125 houses lost now. So much destruction. Hopefully we don't lose any more lives.
                                131 i heard.

                                Drakesbrook wines are gone. They went the first day. So many others are likely to have gone. I know there was a new one north of myalup, west of Harvey that would be very lucky to survive.

                                Anyone traveling the detour can not rely on roadside assist such as RAC to get to them due to distance, accessibility and danger.

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