[LINK] Canberra Emergency Warnings About Factory Fire

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Fri Sep 16 09:30:41 AEST 2011

On 16/09/2011 8:24 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> The ACT Emergency Services Agency issued an emergency warning for
> Canberra at 11:52pm 15 September 2011: http://www.esa.act.gov.au/
> 	"Factory fire in Mitchell The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to reports
> of a large factory fire in Dacre Street at Mitchell.
> 	Update to follow."
> At 4:10pm 16 September 2011, the Emergency Alert system was used to
> issue a message to advise "residents within a 10 kilometre radius to
> remain indoors until further notice": http://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/

My wife and I each received the warning message (complete with spelling 
mistakes - insadent and resadents) at 3:23am, so I don't know about the 
4:10pm use of the system (4:10pm, being this afternoon is a bit late.)

I'd already heard of the incident on the radio at 4:40am when I read the 
message so I knew it wasn't a hoax. According to the ABC some others 
assumed it was not a real alarm and went back to sleep.

I live in Nicholls and set off early (7:30am) to get to work in Fyshwick 
before the roads clogged up. I go down Horse Park Drive, which gave a 
lovely view of the smoke to the right. I had the quickest run in to work 
this week.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	brd at iimetro.com.au
website:	www.drbrd.com

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 10.0.1392 / Virus Database: 1520/3894 - Release Date: 09/13/11

More information about the Link mailing list