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on: December 31, 2019, 07:19:24 AM
We are not celebrating New Year tonight, just praying for all the people facing fires today and al those that have been facing fires for the last couple of months.

 Our fire fighters are exhausted and these fires are all over Australia. I would also like to thank all the countries such a New Zealand, Canada and the USA for coming and supporting our firefighters.
I am safe were I live at present but as we are a bush country this could change any day.

Our NSW south coast and parts of Victoria became the recent areas to get hit today.
Just listened to a report that stated that that fire moved 75kms overnight so fast many were caught unawares.

This country is so dry and these fires are creating their own fire storms and fire tornados. The thick smoke has been around city areas where there is no fire, this so frightening.

Therefore all your prayers are needed  :hug:  :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 12:03:54 PM
I will keep you in thought and prayer, be safe.

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Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 12:22:41 PM
My prayers for Australia and all the other endangered areas of this earth.🙏
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Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 01:19:15 PM
Oh that is terrible.  We have those fires in California and they are so devastating.  I will certainly pray that it rains..and pray for those fighting the fires and those that have been affected by this tragedy. 
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Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 09:50:06 PM
Well said Teresa, also with no relief in sight with further dry and high temperatures forecast.
Thank you all for your thoughts.


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Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 10:15:50 AM
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Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 07:47:58 PM
all Australians are in our thoughts. So much lost, it's heartbreaking. :'(

The smoke is to dense, it is affecting our sunsets here in New Zealand, over 2000km away :o


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Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 03:04:02 PM
The scope of the fires, loss of lives and homes is so difficult to comprehend.

All women and men fighting fires and helping others deserve our deepest gratitude and respect.

Australian firefighters routinely come to Canada to help with our summer forest fires.

Thinking of all and wish it will soon be under control.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 02:09:14 PM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 08:18:10 AM
Our thoughts and prayers with people of Australia!It must be so devastating!Praying for Rain in Australia!


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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 02:16:48 AM
Gosh just when you think it can't get any worse, today is another stinker for the fire ravaged areas. It's going to take 6 mths before some of these fires will be fully extinguished by winter conditions.
Our son left today taking a truck full of Hay, Dog food, Water & food to a Gippsland Relief Centre. There is a convoy of 20 + semi's heading there. Prayers, Emergency Rescue Services, & Oz Community spirit is in full swing.
From all of us here in Oz, thank you for your prayers, thoughts, love  :-* :hug:
« Last Edit: January 04, 2020, 02:20:04 AM by Trace »


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Reply #11 on: January 05, 2020, 08:58:54 AM
Just to let you know what the stats are so far in Australia a have been reported.  See below.

Saturday it was so hot in most areas of Australia and records were broken. My home weather station showed 46deg C at 4.30pm not seen here before. Today a cool change has come through but last night the smoke rolled in again and is hazardous. Today Sunday 5 Jan is the worst it has been for weeks blowing in from other areas. Any time I went outside I just started coughing and we don't even have fire here thank God but it is getting closer each day.
We are getting our house ready as best we can and packing bags just in case we have to evacuate as many people have done in other areas. The fires are progressing up from Victoria and they are worried that it might join up with the one in NSW.
Please keep praying for rain. Australia needs weeks of rain as this is the only thing that will put these fires out our firefighters can only hope to contain them.

At least 150 bushfires were burning in NSW on Sunday
19 people dead
3.6 million hectares burned, greater than the size of Belgium
At least 1,365 homes confirmed destroyed

Two people dead, six missing
About 50 bushfires burning
More than 784,000 hectares burned
330 structures confirmed destroyed but significantly more expected

Three people, including two from Kangaroo Island, are dead
17 bushfires burning, four of significance
More than 100,000 hectares burned
88 homes confirmed destroyed 
About 600 properties on Kangaroo Island remain without power with SA Power Networks warning it may be some time before crews can access the fire ground to assess damage

33 bushfires burning
250,000 hectares burned
45 homes confirmed destroyed

More than 35 bushfires burning, two of significance
1.5 million hectares burned
One home confirmed destroyed

23 bushfires burning, two of significance
30,000 hectares burned
Two homes confirmed destroyed

Five bushfires burning
Five homes confirmed destroyed
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Reply #12 on: January 05, 2020, 02:06:07 PM
Teresa, this just brings tears to your eyes.  Thoughts and prayers to you and your beautiful country. :flowers:
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Reply #13 on: January 05, 2020, 02:12:24 PM
So awful. Prayers for you and all the people in Australia.

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Reply #14 on: January 05, 2020, 04:56:48 PM
Heartbreaking news. 

Sincerest aloha for the people of Australia.

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