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I take my hat off to the firefighters who risk their lives to save life and property.
Yes Jan, you have heard correct. Over half of Australia has had extreme heat for the past few days now and hundreds of fires are being fought across the Nation. The temp has cooled down in some parts, but further extreme days are around the corner.
Fire can be beautiful as it is dangerous. Heard you guys are have an extreme heat wave there. Is this true, temps in the 120's
Terrible Robbos, but I did understood from Chookies that you are in a safe area. I really hope so. Take good care friend.
I wish all of you a safe outcome from this tragedy. We see it here in the US with the fires in the Western US. Be safe and our prayers go out to all of you down under.
Kirsten, thanks for your information input here.As we all know bushfires are very nasty....whether started intentional, deliberate, lightening etc....with the tempature on the front line being much higher you can see why anything in its way just ignites and with the strong gully winds as well, it's time to walk away whilst you can.Don't worry Pumpkin, the whole of Australia is not on fire and we are safe and well.
So sorry to hear about these terrible fires. You are all in our prayers!
To all of our friends in Australia...please take care. Wish we could send along cooler temperatures and rain to you. You are half a world away, but in our thoughts every day.
Thanks so much Tex! The more who know, the more help they'll get. And call me Kirsten. :)))
Excellent information, RandomWorship! If we all get behind this, we can make a big difference. I'm taking these links to my Church group and the hospitality organizations I'm involved with. This is so heartbreaking!
Thanks for letting me know about your puzzles too chookies. These days I only look at my favourites, and I think I added Robbos ages ago when I figured out he was an Aussie! There's not that many of us Aussies here!! I've just added you too now. And feel free to copy my links over to your puzzles if you want. :)))
Robbos is off-line, Kirsten, but I'm sure he will be interested in reading your input as well as I am. I just wish I was closer to Tasmania so that I could help these poor desperate people in need but I'm sure I'll be able to make a donation through banks and so-forth as soon as things settle down. My heart goes out to all the people, not only in Tasmania, but all over our State, who have lost everything! Feel free to keep posting, Kirsten. I have jigs as well that you can add onto also. Bless you:)
I hope you don't mind Robbos, but I'd like to share this site with you too:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tassie-Fires-We-Can-Help/265695153558391It was started by an ordinary woman who was watching the fires on the news a few days ago. It's a place where people can offer help of any kind, and anyone needing it can go straight to that person. It's AMAZING!! People in need are asking for help and people who want to help are responding directly. There's people providing food, clothing, transport, fencing, food for stock, making donations. All sorts of stuff. Aren't people amazing?
Looked at the site also Kristen. That's a lot of fires.
Oh my gosh, I've never seen anything like that in my lifetime, Kirsten.....that's some map!! Thanks for that link, it's one that you wouldn't want to see very often!!
May all who suffer with the devastation of fire know that we your friends at jigidi have you all in our prayers.
I'm glad you're safe Robbos and Chookies. Have a look at this!!http://www.bushfirecrc.com/fire-locationsScary image!
Wow pilley, this has to bring back bad memories for you. Glad you made it ok. Talk about bumps in the road......that was a big one for you.
We had our share of forrest fires this summer and worry about anyone caught in this. Lost our home to a fireworks started fire 7 years ago and this is a life changing event. Hopefully no one will get hurt, everything else is just stuff and can be replaced.
This is quite some picture Robbos, looks like an up-hill battle. I hope they can get under control quick and wish everyone down under a safe recovery.
Kirsten, we're alright here in SA but I heard on the 6am news service that there's still 136 fires raging thoughout Vic, NSW and the ACT. Oodnadatta got temperatures of 48(C) or 118(F) degrees yesterday and they were unable to pump petrol because of the heat as the fuel just evaporated! Overseas visitors, escaping their cold winters, didn't know what hit them!!
Unfortunately I was involved with the aftermath of the Ash Wednesday bushfire in SA and know first hand as to what damage can be done by these bushfires with days of extreme high temperatures.Where I am currently living in a farming community, we are safe and out of harms way, thanks Kirsten.
This person seems to be standing way too close. Hope he got out of there ok.
Yes, stay safe Robbos.
I hope you're safe Robbos. I'm on the bushy outer fringe of Melbourne, quite close to the area affected by the Black Saturday fire. The Tassie fires remind me of those fires, with the terrible loss of property. But no loss of life, and I hope it remains so. Stay safe! Kirsten