Black Saturday bushfires - wildfire case study, text - Coggle Diagram
Black Saturday bushfires - wildfire case study
173 people killed
450,000 hectares of forest destroyed
Over 2,000 homes destroyed
Burnt within a 80km radius of Melbourne
Feb - March 2009
Wildfires are needed in Australia to maintain the ecosystems.
Alert issued to the public
Provided designated community refuges and bushfire shelters
The Royal Commission recommended teh state government quadruple the amount of controlled burning as wells as that aging power lines be replaced with underground cables.
Annual burn - offs.
Clearing of gutters and gardens
Official survival guide
Secure fire bunkers
Poor forest management
Strong winds and temps over 40c
10 year long drought allowed the build up of highly flammable litter.