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The information on our website, which will be updated on a regular basis, arose from support given by our team on an informal basis since 2017 fires in Portugal to individuals and families that were affected and incurred losses due as a result of the fires.
Olive trees are part and parcel of our landscape in Portugal especially in the Algarve and Alentejo regions. As such we are of the opinion that this short guide may be of assistance to these facing this type of situation after a fire.
If you live in a bush fire-affected area your drinking water tank could have become contaminated from debris, ash, dead animals or aerial fire retardants.
Only return home when its safe for you to do so. When you do, even if there is no sign of risks, there may still be hazards on your property. Please ensure you wear a P2 face mask, which can filter out very fine particles from the air.
Fire damage in orchards can affect trees in various ways: leaves are scorched and die, but limbs survive; trees are burnt and die; trees are affected by radiant heat, killing the cambium layer in the trunk and limbs; trunks are ring barked by the vegetation that burned around the base of the tree.
If your home or buildings have been damaged in the fire, you need to conduct an assessment to identify the hazards that you need to be aware of. You need to do this so that you can take the proper action to protect yourself, your family, pets and your live stock.
Fire suppressant retardants and gels are typically dropped from aircraft during fire-fighting operations to help slow the spread of a fire in many countries across the world.
Many dwellings have solar panels currently in their homes, caravans and off-grid wooden structures. In this article we endeavour to answer a few questions on how to deal with solar panels after a fire.Are fire damaged solar panels dangerous to my health?
This information aims to assist property owners with post-impact advice related to Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders that have been damaged or potentially damaged by fire.
CCA-treated timber is commonly used in private and public areas for wooden houses, sheds, pergolas, decking, claddings, posts, gates, fencing and for landscaping purposes. Its use is in fact multipurpose.
It can be difficult to know how to help someone you love and care for when they have gone through a distressing or frightening event.
It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event such as a bush fire.
There are many things you can do to help cope with and recover from such an experience.
Toddlers between the ages of 2 and 5, can be seriously affected by trauma, just like older children and adults.
If you are feeling suicidal now you may be feeling very alone, lost, frightened, confused. You may be feeling there is no other way out of your problem, difficulties, worries, feelings, or whatever reason you are contemplating taking your life.
We all need to be aware, that for cildren, as well as for adults, facing a distressing or frightening experience such as a bush fire, means that children’s responses to these experiences depend on a wide range of factors.
Trauma can have a serious effect on babies and toddlers. Many people wrongly believe that babies do not notice or remember traumatic events.
There are many causes that may lead to you being stressed due to financial matters. Currently, the Covid19 saga may be one of these causes, as so many are loosing their financial stability.
While we all know deep down there are many more important things in life than money, when you’re struggling financially, fear and stress can take over your world.
No matter how bleak your situation may seem at the moment, there is a way out. These strategies can help you to break the cycle, ease the stress of money problems, and find stability again.
Taking into account that many individuals and families may have lost their homes during a bush fire, many legal issues will rise its head. The type of legal matters that will have to be addressed by these affected will vary from person to person, from family to family.