Security Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Weather Alert: Victorian Bushfires

Location:  Australia: Eastern Victoria Event: The Victorian state government declared a state of disaster on January 2 for several areas in eastern Victoria, and some areas are under evacuation orders due to wildfires.  Authorities are issuing regular updates on affected areas. Actions to Take: If you are holidaying in eastern Victoria or the Alpine region, …

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Weather Alert: South Coast of New South Wales Bushfires

Location:  Australia: South Coast of New South Wales Event:  Local authorities have ordered a tourist leave zone on the South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). Authorities predict widespread Extreme Fire Danger for the South Coast of NSW, from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border, starting this Saturday, January 4, 2020.  …

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Alert: Bush Fire Season in Australia

Location:  Australia Event: Every year Australian bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living in Australia should monitor local television and …

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Weather Alert: Bushfires on Australia’s East Coast

Location:  Australia: New South Wales, Queensland Event:  Local authorities have declared states of emergency across most of Australia’s east coast, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate in the face of dangerous fire conditions.  Expect high winds, high temperatures, and dry conditions, which will raise the risk of wildfires.  Total fire bans are in effect …

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