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The Environmental Protection Agency has said that the event is far less dramatic than last year's asthma thunderstorm.
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Using sunscreen has never been so important.
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The president has moved swiftly to dismantle a wide range of protections for the environment.
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Hundreds of residents evacuate, schools and universities close and people are being told to stay inside.
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Socks. We need socks. Wait, what even ARE socks?
Get ready for a rough ride.
It's an unimaginable loss for the 17-year-old.
Parts of Victoria are in for a soggy 24 hours.
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Cockatoos, turtles and the little lorikeet that could (we hope).
Residents will still be getting around in tinnies for a few days yet.
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One reptile catcher has already relocated more than twenty.
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Police have arrested one man and moved on 16 more.
The focus now turns to the clean-up effort.