Read the latest news from the ShelterBox Response Team on the ground in Tasmania …….
‘Residents had no time to flee as the fire came over the hills and swept through the town in under four minutes,’ said Dunalley’s Mayor Kerry Vincent, also a Rotarian, to a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) that has just arrived in the Tasmanian township recently damaged by the Australian bushfires.
Dunalley is said to be the worst affected area in Australia’s southern state. SRT members and Rotarians Greg Moran (AU), Scott Jarman (AU) and Lynn Jarman (AU) are working with local Government and Tasmania’s State Emergency Service to assess the need and assist an estimated 150 households who have lost everything.
‘On entering the area, we witnessed the indiscriminate path of the fire noting that some areas of bush land and pastoral fields have been left untouched,’ said Scott. ‘But houses centered in the fields have been destroyed by embers reported as travelling some 15 kilometres and igniting on…
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