It all happened so quickly. The combination of severe heat, strong winds and a fire bug quickly ended in disaster. There are 86 people confirmed dead so far in Victoria. A tragedy that police believe will escalate as they are able to get to more areas that have been burnt. Many of those who died were trying to leave the area. My thoughts are with their families. Our Prime Minister has encouraged us all to give generously to the fund to help those who have lost everything.
And in Queensland too much of what Victoria needed (rain!) and didn't get is causing floods. Some towns have been isolated for a week now and a couple of people have lost their lives. Crazy, isn't it? We in South Australia have been very blessed I think. We had the same heat and winds with only one or two minor bushfires resulting. Next post is my 300th.