Sunday, February 08, 2009

Devastation

Yesterday saw the most appalling loss of life from bushfires in the history of european settlement of this country

There are already 65 confirmed deaths and that will rise as the days go on.
Entire towns have ceased to exist

read here
and here
and the horror continues :
Monday revised toll:

16 comments:

Bells said...

I'm glad you are ok.

As for the loss, it's so hard to comprehend.

Jack said...

Utterly unfathomable.

Nadie said...

76 dead and counting, Ash Wednesday's toll was 47. Those arsonists better pray they never get caught

Mimi said...

I read about the fires on yahoo and rushed over to see how you were after reading yesterdays post. I am thankful your ok. Everyone is in my heart there are just no words. Mimi

Warty Mammal said...

Goodness. It sounds terrifying.

Sheepish Annie said...

Dear God. That is beyond my ability to comprehend. I cannot even begin to imagine the terror that people must be feeling. Stay safe.

Alwen said...

I just saw the news and came to check up on you!

I cannot imagine deliberately setting a fire in those conditions.

Nadie said...

Please help those who have lost their homes, donate at http://www.redcross.org.au

Caity said...

KEEP SAFE ok? We worry!

Nadie said...

Any news from friends in Kilmore and Bendigo?

catsmum said...

Nadie, the Bendigonians are okay, haven't been able to raise the Kilmore lot.

Kylie said...

Susan I am so glad you are ok. You and your Family have been in my prayers. Stay safe. (((BIG HUGS)))

Kylie said...

Susan I am so glad you are ok. You and your Family have been in my prayers. Stay safe. (((BIG HUGS)))

Lynne said...

So glad you're OK.

Can't really get my head around it all!

Caity said...

stay SAFE, sweetie!!

and in a completely OTHER topic -
Here's some pretty crochet patterns - I hadn't seen them before -
http://naturallycaron.com/projects/item_index/crochet.html
makes me wish I could do something comforting like take a crochet class, rather than just watching the news over and over - oh, I'm phrasing that all wrong, I hope you get what I mean......

mehitabel said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers up here. We had similar firestorms, though not as extensive, last year, and are now dealing with the flooding and mudslides that seem to follow. Please keep us updated so we know you and yours are safe!