Most readers of this blog who live in the current bushfire areas of Queensland and the New South Wales border areas will have received local warnings from the police of emergency services if they need to evacuate, or to be prepared to do so. If your area has a fire or fires in the area, be sure to keep your radio tuned to ABC Local Radio, which is set up as the national emergency network. Local conditions are regularly updated on air. A tip: Have you got enough batteries? Do you have your phone recharger in your evacuation bag?
You may want to read the other articles on this blog about babies and emergency situations.
As strong, dry winds and fire are very dehydrating, please also read my blog posts on how to tell if you yourself are getting enough fluid. You may need more. The same applies for other adults and children.