Lake Tabourie resident John Dawe was taking things in his stride today (Wednesday) despite the current bushfire emergency situation.
"Panicking is the worst thing you can do. You're going to be ratshit if you panic," John said.
John said he like many of his neighbours were prepared to face the current bushfire emergency.
He has cleared his gutters of leaves and also has a sprinkler system set up on his roof.
"The Rural Fire Service and other emergency service teams are doing a great job - I feel that we are in safe hands," he said.
Some of his neighbours have already gone but John is taking a wait and see approach at this stage.
However, if things start to get dangerous he will be putting Blade the cat and Gypsie the dog in the car and will he heading to safety.
He added the RFS would give residents at least three to four hours notice if they have to leave.
Other Lake Tabourie residents talked about a glow on Tuesday night and a howling wind with some embers floating around.
Weather wise the residents said today (Wednesday) was the safest they felt in a few days.
Meanwhile, Stewart Craig from Bawley Point gives us an update on the latest from the village.
In other news, a total fire ban is also now in place for the Shoalhaven and Far South Coast areas for tomorrow Thursday December 5.
No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a Total Fire Ban.
Gas and electric barbeques may be used provided certain conditions are met.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice:
During the current bushfire danger period the RFS says
- be well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during a fire
- follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and remain vigilant
- keep informed by listening to local radio, watching television news broadcasts and monitoring www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.