Monday, 21 October 2013

It's on again

I'm not sure how many of you have been watching the news and if you even see it in other parts of the world, but Australia is under fire again, literally, this time in NSW. It's still only spring and New South Wales is having it's worst bush fires in decades. High temperatures, hot northerly winds and no rain are making conditions impossible for fire fighters to get the fires under control, they predict they could last for weeks. So many homes have been lost, fortunately there's been no loss of life to date, we can only hope that continues. If you are able to help the Salvos are doing a great job http://salvos.org.au


More photos of the devastation can be seen here on the ABC's news website.

11 comments:

Kristina said...

I did not know this, thank you for posting this.

Beanie Mouse said...

We heard about these fires on the UK television news the other day. Hope you're all OK.....

Heather said...

These awful fires have featured in our UK news - the reality must be terrifying. Keep safe everyone. My thoughts are with those who have lost their homes and possessions.

Jill said...

It didn't sound too good on the UK news this morning. Hope you and yours are safe.

Photocat said...

Yes Ro, I am in UK and do follow the news about the fires. There is now fear that the 3 separate ones will merge into one and cause a mega fire. My thoughts are with you all in Australia... Let's hope they get the fire down soon!

Bonnie Miller said...

Have been watching the progressing devastation on our news. It looks absolutely terrifying! Fingers crossed for a favourable turn in the weather. Did I hear that some kids started them?

Jen xo said...

its just terrifying.....and not even summer.....our firies do a wonderful job...lets hope the weather goes their way...

The Crafty Mugwump said...

We keep seeing the pictures on our news, It's hard to imagine the reality. Keep safe Ro.

Jo Murray said...

It's a disaster. I have friends so close they are living in constant smoke...and prepared to evacuate. My heart goes out to all who have lost their homes. Thank heavens for the volunteer agencies so willing to help..AND the firies, who put their lives on the line every day.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I have been following the news and I'm so sorry...this is a devastating loss...so many homes! I will hold good thoughts for you, the brave fireman and everyone else being touched by this inferno.

Judy McCarthy said...

Both our states know what horrific bush fires are like(Victoria, and SA-Ash Wednesday 1983),and Tas, and Canberra! I hope the fires die down soon.