Slow moving catastrophe calls for some fast action

By Matthew Charles-Jones
March 5 2017 - 6:00pm
Slow moving catastrophe calls for some fast action
Slow moving catastrophe calls for some fast action

Courage, selflessness, passion and co-operation! Such traits were on display in my regional community just before Christmas 2015. All this as an uncontrolled bushfire threatened Yackandandah and other small towns in Victoria’s north-east. As the flames drew closer, fears mounted. Our three-year-old, my wife, our dog and I collected our valued belongings, checked our neighbours and an exodus began.

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