Be Prepared, The Weather Forecast Is Catastrophic
The SA Country Fire Service has urged residents to be prepared and have an exit plan, with Catastrophic conditions expected on Saturday.
Total fire bans have been declared in these disctricts:
Northwest Pastoral - Severe
Northeast Pastoral - Severe
West Coast - Severe
Eastern Eyre Peninsula - Severe
Lower Eyre Peninsula - Severe
Flinders - Severe
Mid North - Extreme
Mount Lofty Ranges - Catastrophic
Adelaide Metropolitan - Severe
Yorke Peninsula - Extreme
Kangaroo Island - Severe
Riverland - Severe
Murraylands - Severe
Upper South East - Catastrophic
Lower South East - Catastrophic
The CFS recommends residents implement their Bushfire Survival Plan, warning that with a fire danger rating of Catastrophic, even well prepared, well constructed and defended homes may not be safe during a fire.
In the districts with Catastrophic forecasts, the CFS recommends leaving tonight or early tomorrow morning to ensure your survival.
In areas with an Extreme forecast, only well prepared, well constructed and actively defended houses are likely to be safe during a fire.
When making your exit plan, remember essential services such as electricity and water may not be available due to the weather conditions.
Be safe and call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au.