Toeofdoom wrote:The temperatures in Melbourne yesterday were the hottest on record (46.4) meaning that the 50 was presumably somewhere in central Australia.
As for the fires I got a few messages from a friend saying that his entire town (Marysville) had burned down and they were all trapped there because the fires headed to the evacuation centre. Then my dad comes in this morning saying something like 29 people died in Marysville, not knowing about my friend. From what I can tell, everyone in Marysville is actually fine, but still trapped in the park there and the 25 people who died were in other places... I haven't heard from my friend this morning though
I heard about Marysville on the radio at 2am when I went to bed but they wouldnt confirm it; I hope your friend is safe and you hear from him soon. The fires devastated everywhere they went, I heard king lake didnt have any warning it just came out of nowhere. I hope if there were any xkcdians that were near the fires that they're safe.