The Beagle Editor, After a few weeks of pure hell the questions have to be asked. If this was not a tourist destination would 30 thousand tourists have been allowed in the first place when the powers that be knew what potential that fire may have. I don’t think so.
Tourists who, when the poo hit the fan, emptied our supermarkets within hours in a rampage like I’ve never seen and crazily enough took all the fresh produce instead of tinned and packaged which was real useful when we had no power. Disgraceful.
Then the locals hitting the panic button with amazing waste of water followed by cutting down every tree around their property in a frenzy leaving piles of green waste lying on the ground ready to explode in the next event.
And after all that panic and madness it would have been of absolutely no use considering what was coming. Get educated to the ways of wildfires people. Then while it was happening we have the climate extinction sit-in crowd sitting on the council front lawn protesting with ‘Eurobodalla believes in climate change’. How dare you and no we don’t. Why weren’t you people out helping by making sandwiches for the firies or seeing if their families needed some support. Lastly our council keeps stating they want to encourage more tourists and its just been proven that the infrastructure we have just does not cope as it is and we never hear talk of improvements with no power, television,road access and raw sewerage pouring into the ocean.
Finally this issue is being politicized with the climate debate and anyone with an ounce of commonsense knows that fuel loads are the real problem. Its time for change and its coming .Yes we’ve seen good things happen but so much of the worst of human behavior was just so sad to watch. Pete Ward Moruya