by rescuer Moderator 06 Jan 2020

Utah has sent many firefighters to help in Australia. Another 20+ more have finished training to use your systems and will be on their way to help. I am sure other States in the US are sending help. Know that we are mindful of your struggles and sadden by your losses. As ever, praying for rain.


by babash 06 Jan 2020

I am not affected by the fires personally but have family who live in the country who could be at any day.
So I thank all the overseas fire fighters who are coming and are already here.

by tuross 06 Jan 2020

I am sure I can speak for all Australians when I say we are grateful for all help, firefighters, ladies sewing things for the rehabilitations of our wildlife that have been so badly burnt, monetary donations and I'm sure many other ways. For those who have lost everything this has been just devastating, for families of those people who have died, even for those of us who have not experienced any real loss but have endured the bushfires it will be a long time before the effects of this event will pass. Please continue to prayer for us all, but especially those who have lost so much and for much needed rain.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 06 Jan 2020

We had rain yesterday,storms came in from the ocean.It was still drizzling this morning.Wish it was a bit heavier so the car could have had a free wash while we were out.

by shirley124 06 Jan 2020

We here in Australia are very thankful for all the help we are receiving from around the world. I am not in the affected areas but we have had a couple of days with the smoke drifting from the fires but nothing like other parts of Australia. Thanks for your prayers. Hugs

by basketkase 06 Jan 2020

I don't know if my state has sent any but am so happy the US and Canada are helping out by sending firefighters......I literally cry when they show Australia on the news and see the devastation to human and animal praying as well for rain ......

by asterixsew Moderator 06 Jan 2020

I belong to a small craft group and the fires in Australia were the main topic of conversation today as we sat and watched torrential rain outside. The amount of rain needed to really soak the land is days and days worth. Your news is uplifting and those in Australia who are firefighters will be glad of refreshed trained helpers from the States.
Firefighters uniforms are hot and heavy for their protection and it must be truly dreadful dealing with intense heat for them all.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 06 Jan 2020

Cooma got well watered because the reservoir that had been filled up for fighting fires cracked open & many homes were flooded.In some cases completely wrecked.

asterixsew by asterixsew 07 Jan 2020

How awful for them

toogie by toogie 07 Jan 2020

Oh my goodness! From one extreme to the other....

by crafter2243 Moderator 06 Jan 2020

California has send 12 I believe. So far 100 from USA. Praying for rain is all I can do. It is such a helpless feeling. I can not imagine at all what it must be like to be in the mist of it.

asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Jan 2020

Helpless feeling is the way most of us feel

basketkase by basketkase 06 Jan 2020

Yes, helpless is definately the feeling.....