PRAYING THAT OUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER WILL COMFORT ALL OF YOU WITH THE PEACE THAT ONLY HE CAN GIVE. MAY HE TOUCH OUR HEARTS TO REACH OUT AND HELP THOSE IN NEED.
5 million hectares have been burnt, you can imagine how many homes ,businesses ,farms ,stock,wildlife etc have been lost.A wildlife park in our area moved all their animals out weeks ago.Mogo zoo also.
Having no electricity means a lot of people can not evacuate because the ATMS & credit cards don't work,so you can not pay for petrol.
Navy is evacuating 800 people this morning from one area.
It just brakes my heart. Living in California I have a bit of an idea what it is like, but nothing like Australia's fires. One feels so helpless. The devastation is incredible.
You have expressed my feelings when I could not. Sending many, many prayers to all those going through so much in Australia at this time.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
The devastation so far has been unimaginable, with millions of acres of forest land already destroyed. There has been much human life already lost, and many people still unaccounted for. Property losses are unimaginable. Native animal losses will be huge, as many of the fires are burning in dense coastal bushland where large populations of native animals are found.
Emergency warnings have been announced where fires are burning ferociously, in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia ( including Kangaroo Island) and Western Australia. Southern Queensland is affected also,but they have been downgraded from emergency to `watch and act` status.
I live south of Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula, about 250 km ( approximately 150 miles) from the devastating fires in East Gippsland, and the smell and golden haze in the air from the smoke here, is really strong. I can only imagine what the people in the affected areas are having to tolerate. Many of them are trapped by fires all around.
Sadly , our worst bushfire period is not yet upon us. Traditionally, February is the worst month.
These horrendous fires have been burning in many areas since late November, and like my husband and I, a number of Australians have donated money to the Bushfire Appeal in lieu of giving Christmas presents.
Please pray that the affected areas receive rain soon.
Love to all, Barb.
Can you please get me the link for the Bushfire Appeal? I would like to share it here in the USA. Please make sure it is the correct link so any donation made will go directly to fighting the fires and not some scam artists' pocket. I may be poor but I can certainly ask for donations from those who have money. If you do not know the link, can you point me in the right direction of your government agency in charge? I can't just sit by and do nothing. Thank you!
Here is the link to the Australian Red Cross who try to provide assistance to people in desperate need.
Their website ;http;//www.redcross.org.au/
Thank you for your kindness and compassion, Barb.
Thank you so much, Barb. I will look at the website and share all the info on FB. You are in my prayers.