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 in some places.
Actions to Take:
- New South Wales: For the latest updates, follow NSW Rural Fire Service on Twitter and Facebook. Incidents and warnings are also reported here: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
- Queensland: For the latest updates, follow Queensland Fire and Rescue on Twitter and Facebook.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance. For more information see: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad/insurance-providers-overseas.html