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Power cuts, internet outages, mild inconvenience to your daily lives - how did you cope? Tell us your tales of pointless panic buying and hiding under the stairs.

thanks, ringofyre

(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 14:15)
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Our house survived too...
...it was timber, but all the paint had peeled off, and the windows here thicker at the bottom that the top - they had ever so slightly melted in the heat. One external light bulb had melted andwas twisted into a long strand of glass from the heat and the wind.

All the neighbouring brick houses exploded - I guess they can't "breathe" in a bushfire. None of the big animals made it, the ducks and chooks all lost their legs when they flew above the flames, but landed in the ensuing hot ashes that covered everything (had to be put down, must have been in extraordinary pain)and the dam had 6 feet of ash on top of the water.

62 people died that day. An elderly lady up the road was boiled alive in her water tank, when she leapt in, trying to escape the flames.

And to be fair to Dad, he returned to the house and doused an old smouldering stump that was about to re-ignite the house. He saw a lot of horrific things on the way to the house - people burned alive in their cars, and he found a man lying in a ditch, alive, but badly burned.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 4:36, 1 reply)

Alright mate don't milk it.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 5:48, closed)
Alright mate, no-one's forcing you to read.it.
I like telling stories. Seems to be the purpose of this board? You don't want to read it? Then don't.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 6:32, closed)

I read it, I clicked for it cos I liked it, I was taking the piss, thought you convicts liked that sort of thing.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 18:37, closed)
we're thin skinned.
It's the inferiority complex.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 18:56, closed)
& your story is?
Clearly never faced "Bush Fire Season" anywhere. Let alone done something like volunteer fire brigade stuff.

Think. Before you type.
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 7:52, closed)
You're telling me, it was terrifying
fuckin flint on the zippo bust and I had to use matches instead
(, Sat 16 Jun 2012, 17:39, closed)

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