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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Nation Mourns...

It is just after midnight...I have just seen the latest on the fires raging in Victoria...5000 homeless...130 precious people have lost their lives...31 fires...crews from New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory continue to bravely fight the flames...embers expected in some towns...devastating...My prayers and thoughts go out...Tears....

16 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

It's so awful what is happening in Victoria. So many lives destroyed. I hope they are able to get the fires under control fast. Take care.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I am deeply troubled by the ravages of Nature that have been bestowed upon your beautiful nation.
May you find some comfort in knowing that many of us feel your pain and send our most sincere sympathies for those who have lost their lives, homes and hope.
Sincerely, Susan

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Dzintra, we have been watching the news of Victoria and the heart-rending losses of life and property. My heart and prayers... all our hearts and prayers go out to you, to Victoria and your country as you all deal with these losses. Things seem to be going crazy these days. Stay safe. Sending support hugs over these airwaves, Vicki

Notjustnat said...

Dear Ingrid, I am overwhelm by how many life had lost in the disaster. We are in Victoria and none of us are really save right now. We are living in a very very dry landscape. Let's play for rain. Thanks everyone for your kind and caring words. Natima

Sandi said...

It is so devestating and sad for all those people in Victoria who have lost loved ones and properties there. My heart goes out to them.

Fer said...

It is so very sad. I think most of the nation is simply stunned. We must do what we can for them.

a good yarn said...

It is a devastating event for those involved and simply incomprehensible for the rest of us. Everything must be done to get these people back on their feet. I know many, many Australians will work towards that end. We will all do what we can.

Ann :)

Annabelle said...

Early rise this morning and back here in Canada we have freezing rain warning and school bus cancellations. A snow day for the kids. I long for visiting your beautiul country but from heaven it has turned into hell in a blink of an eye, and this can happen anywhere.I pray that some of this rain comes your way.Our sincere heartfelt sympathies go out to the people of Victoria and your country.

Hugs Annabelle

Micki said...

It is so sad to hear on the news about all the tragedies that are happening as a result of the fires. It is harder when you know people living there, and one feels so helpless.
All the best,
Micki

osagebluffquilter said...

I am just checking in, glad your family is safe. Our prayers are with your country.
Patti

Mildred said...

So very troubled and saddened by these fires and devastation. Praying for your safety and for the firefighters and asking God's peace for those who have lost loved ones.
Thanks for your prayers for Nalley and me and for your friendship.

Jeni said...

I am so sad with what is happening with the fires.... today I was driving to work @ 6.30am and on the radio was a fellow talking... well I just couldn't stop crying and here I am doing 110k's I had to pull over
Jeni

lilyvalley said...

I am remembering you in my prayers this morning.
Karen

Kath said...

Everyone in England is very shocked and sad, our prayers are with our Australian freinds. XX

Sea Angels said...

This is so very awful, I am so very sorry for those caught up in all of this, for those in pain, the worry and the heartache it is all too terrible.
Love Lynn xx

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