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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bushfires destroying towns...

I mentioned in another thread how hot it was in Victoria (Australia) yesterday... oh my gosh, it has been a crazy weekend. There are bush fires all over the state, and a lot of people have died... at least one town was almost completely wiped out.

I was supposed to go up to Alexandra today, but because of the fires I think it's safe to say I won't be going. Part of the major highway going up there is closed, and anyway I don't want to get in the way of people fighting the fires. Apparently there are tourists in other parts of the state cloggin up roads because they're driving TO fires to take photos! I can't believe it!!

If anyone's interested, it's all over the news here, as you might expect: http://www.abc.net.au/news/

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 08:16 PM
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Oh, please do stay home. Fires can change direction and speed in a heartbeat. Plus it sounds like an unusual amount of idiots out there. We had the "picture takers" during our fires here, too. Some of which had to be rescued.

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Those news reports are amazing. Everyone seems to be repeating the same thing - how fast it all happens. So horrible for everyone affected, my heart goes out to them. It is hard to believe some people would actually go and take pictures.
How far away are you from all that is happening?

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That's truly a tragedy! My prayers are with those affected by the fires.




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I'm right in the city, so I should be pretty safe. The closest fires were north of Melbourne (where I go horse riding)!! My friend has a property in Kilmore where the fires started, and another friend has a property in East Warburton, which is vaguely in the direction the fires are going! If they can be kept north they might miss it though. And I have friends in Churchill and Traralgon. Luckily for them the wind is on their side! I can't imagine what it must be like for people affected!

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Oh, how terribly sad, those poor people and animals! Please stay safe Silver Deer!
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Prayers for those affected by these disastrous fires. (((HUGS)))

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The death toll has gone up to 108.

I feel so terrible about what people have had to go through, because of the 100km winds apparently people couldnt even drive away fast enough and got incinerated in their cars. Just terrible.

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Oh, Krystle, that's beyond tragic. God rest their souls.




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I cried when I watched the special report last night.

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