Next Episode of Big Weather (And How to Survive It) is
Season 1 / Episode 3 and airs on 27 October 2020 09:30
With unique access to Australia's emergency services, first responders and local communities, and packed with information for communities on how to manage extreme weather events, Big Weather (And How to Survive It) is an emotionally gripping series filmed over one intense summer, and preparing us for more.Shot on the frontlines during Australia's Black Summer of 2019-20, this 3-part ABC factual series delivers an urgent and empowering message of how our weather is changing and what we can do to survive it.Big Weather presenter, Craig Reucassel charts the 2019-20 summer as oppressive heatwaves set temperature records that lead to Australia's worst fire season on record. Over this period more than 20 million hectares of forest went up in flames: a fifth of the continent's forest and an area twice the size of Belgium. Then in a cruel contradiction, catastrophic fire is followed by severe storms and flash floods.
With unique access to Australia's emergency services, first responders and local communities, Craig Reucassel joins fire chiefs and emergency commissioners as they plan for an ominous summer ahead.
Australia experiences the largest peacetime evacuation in its history. Craig learns what's required to become a volunteer firefighter as he undertakes training before heading to the fire front in Gippsland, Victoria.
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