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AFR: Tweets, Facebook posts track fire hotspots

The Australian Financial Review has a good article describing the role played by social media in getting the word out about fire warnings during the potentially catastrophic confluence of weather we had on Tuesday. As discussed in my post on the the NSW Bushfires and the Fires Near Me app, agencies like the NSW Rural…
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NSW Bushfires and the Fires Near Me NSW app

Tomorrow is going to be a very hot day in NSW, with temperatures of 43C predicted right across the Sydney metro area. Coupled with predictions of extremely strong winds (60-80kph), government officials are warning of catastrophic bushfire conditions, particularly in areas like the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands. Apparently this combination of hot weather and…
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