Thankyou for your concern, Mark. Tasmania is free from bushfires… for the moment anyway. Unfortunately we have very similar dry, drought conditions and unusual high temperatures with high winds and more than the “right” conditions to cop the same as Victoria.
150 fires are raging across Victoria and they also have some burning in New South Wales. The death toll is up around the 150 mark according to tonights news . I have just been watching a 90 minute special and cried the whole way through it…..so many tragic stories!! It is just terrible, terrible. The poor people just didn’t stand a chance…..big fireballs bouncing over the land and ember showers setting everything on fire. I rang my friend, Sharon last night and they have lost a home that was vacant at the time but the house they live in is OK and so is her family. She told me three of her friends have lost everything though. They are OK…..thank God. But still she doesn’t worry about herself…….she is off out tomorrow to help save horses and also put others down. What an emotionally tiring thing!! She is the lady that takes in mistreated horses and brings them back up to health for adoption.
The enormity of it all just leaves me speechless. I hope anybody else reading this blog that lives in those areas or has family or friends in those areas is OK. On the news they showed a poor fireman, who while out fighting fires and trying to help save his town, came back to the news that his wife and two children had been killed…….devastating!! Another fireman also lost his family while out fighting the fire.
If you know of anybody that has been burnt out or needs something in particular…… let us, the blog community, know. Maybe I can organise some supplies or personal items or clothing from here and get them sent to them? Let me know…….. My Mum has donated clothing today along with shoes and other things like hats. I will rustle up some things to donate as well……. but if you know an actual family and what sizes they take or anything like that….let me know.
So, I really don’t feel like blogging anything cheerful at the moment or any band news……it just seems a little insignificant at the moment……you know? Give me a few days ……….
Here is another koala picture that I was emailed. Damn those little buggers must be suffering with this heatwave!! I mean, they look cute, but they can be quite vicious and are “wild” animals. They must be so desperate to approach humans like this!!!! Think of all the little wild animals that have been killed in these fires……poor little things!