Monday, 9 February 2009

Bushfires in south Australia. floods in the north

A blogger (Marja) from New Zealand wrote on her blog:

" Our neighbour country is in a state of sorrow. They lost many lives and so many people lost their homes mostly in Kinglake and surrounded areas by the worst bushfires ever recorded. It happened during an exceptional heatwave. The smoke of the fire even reached New Zealand."

She offered her condolences and so do I

24 comments:

antigoni said...

I have an aunt living in Australia and i'm very worried about her and family. My sympathy to the victims' families.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

heartfelt thoughts to all in south australia during this terrible event.

Elizabeth said...

These are so terribly sad and tragic.
Our hearts go out to all Australians.

starnitesky said...

Such a sad time for the people in that part of Australia. My heart goes out to those who have lost so much.

George said...

It's hard to believe all the death and destruction caused by those fires. They definitely need our thoughts and prayers.

Babooshka said...

It is such a terrible tragedy that for once I hope our UK Government just wades in there and helps instead of discussing what to do.

Gramma Ann said...

I just read Merle's (Merle's Third Try) and her brother's Peter's blog. Peter has posted a lot of pictures of the devastation. It is really a very sad situation. They both live in Australia.

Patty said...

Yes, it sounds so horrible. We can only pray they will come through this safely. I hope Merle will be ok.

Wren said...

It's very scary. I've been near much smaller, less severe fires and can't imagine what this one is like.

I hope your daughter, her family, and all others are kept safe.

Pam said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Austraia and all of it's people. Especially the familys who have lossed loved ones. Thank you Reader Wil for this post.

Barbara Martin said...

This is a terrible tragedy for Australia. My heart and prayers are there for them.

Cloudia said...

Truly awesome, Wil! Aloha

Dina said...

Thanks for this post, Wil. I join you and all in offering condolences and prayers. The tragedy is so very sad.

Etje said...

Als je de beelden ziet is het verschrikkelijk voor de mensen in Australië. En dan zoveel slachtoffers, erg heel erg vind ik dit.

Groeten Etje

Lilli & Nevada said...

My sympathy goes to them as well.This is so awful. Been listening on the news.

KOSTAS said...

I pray for the souls of persons that were lost unfairly by the hell of fire!
My homeland regret still the 70 persons that were lost one year before by the same cause!
I feel anger for those that put fires.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. I love your banner photo, Wil.

I also read your post about the fires.

About all we hear lately is the terrible fires. The last time there were 166 dead and it was feared even more bodies would be found. And to think that an arsonist maybe started them.

I don't think there is enough punishment for a person that does something like this. Maybe the old ways had some merit where they used ot kill a person found guilty a little bit at a time.

Jeanette said...

Gday Wil..The Bush fires are in Victoia..its very devasting to watch the news every few hrs and see the tragic loss of life and homes..Death toll at 187...

Reader Wil said...

Thanks everybody for the comments it's such a disaster, and then in a place, where it should be cooler in summer, than where my daughter lives. I know people in Cooktown who go to the south because it's much nicer there during the Australian summer.

Atlântico Azul said...

Me too... My sincere condolences.

Brenda said...

Really sad. Many prayers are with all affected by this tragedy.

Miss_Yves said...

What a pity ...My sympathy goes to the victims of this drama.

Life with Kaishon said...

I will pray for them also! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Floods in North Queensland, Fire in Victoria. I wish I have a magic wand and whisk the rain clouds to the fire.

In New Zealand, we havd constant up dates on the fire. There is a donation drive besides the Government pledging to help.