Source: VIC Emergency
Watch and Act - Bushfire
Issued Today at 1:04 PM.
This Watch & Act message is being issued for Bete Bolong.
The bushfire at Ensay Ferntree Creek is not yet under control.
It is travelling from the north east and starting spot fires ahead of the main fire front through the Buchan South area.
Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly. Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
What you should do:
Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
If you are away from home, do not return.
If the situation changes or you feel unsafe you should leave:
Take your pets, medications, mobile phone and charger.
Locations Open for Residents:
The Orbost Library, 1 Ruskin St until 4 pm today
Bairnsdale Football pavilion, 20 Macarthur Street, Bairnsdale.
Omeo Recreation Reserve Pavillion, Park Street Omeo
Lakes Entrance 18 Mechanic Street Lakes Entrance.
Delegate Relief Centre, 3074 Delegate Road Delegate.
Sale- the Port of Sale will be open as an information centre between 9am and 5.30pm today.
Bairnsdale Library, 22 Service Street, is open for relief from smoke and heat.
If you relocate due to the fire use Register. Find. Reunite. This service registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency. https://register.redcross.org.au/
Emergency Services may not be able to help you if you decide to stay.
Impacts in your area:
The Great Alpine Road remains closed between Bruthen and Ensay.
The alternate route Buchan Ensay Road is closed to ALL TRAFFIC.
Changing fire conditions may result in further road closures in your area.Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
If you are driving turn on your headlights and drive to the conditions .
This message was issued by FFM.
The next update is expected by 30/12/2019 06:10 pm or as the situation changes.
If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
If you can see or smell smoke, please note:
Smoke can affect people's health.
People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226.
Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires).
Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.
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