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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:45 AM

Just checking on our friends in Australia - would any of you who read this let us know you are OK? I know there are a number of you.

I'd like to offer my sympathy for the enormous losses you've suffered and hopes that the 'wet' comes early.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:11 PM

Hi Jeannie,

I am in Adelaide and we are preparing for bushfires here, as the threat is very real this time of year. I have relatives in Victoria and some very close to the fires. It is unbelievable. Devestating and the death toll that stands at 170 is going to rise. This is the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

To everyone affected by these fires, my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you all.

Hugs Debz

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:42 PM

My thoughts are with all of you and your families...as well as with the firefighters/people trying to get it under some type of control, sure hope they can manage that safely and soon....
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:04 AM

Thanks for thinking of us here in Australia. I am in Queensland and it is pouring rain here. I wish I could send it to Victoria.
I have spent the last 3 days in tears watching it all on TV...it is just so heartbreaking.
Thinking of you all in Victoria.


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:51 AM

I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for those of you in Australia caught up in the bush fires but I would like to say that my thoughts are with you at this awful time.


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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:35 PM

I'm still around and still kicking :D , We're in Victoria, one of the main bushfires was 5 kilometres from us, it was terrible, smoke filling up in our house. I believe temperatures reached 47 degrees or thereabouts. on that day. Our house and suburb is fine for now. I have elderly friends who managed to leave their house with the clothes on their back, dogs anc cars, their house and belongings were burnt out. At least they have their lives though. I'm a little worried about Sharonvandee, I know she is on the border of Vic/NSW, and wondering whether she is OK.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

I feel deeply for all in Victoria and other parts of Australia who have been affected by the bushfires. I live in Sydney and feel ashamed of myself wishing for the heat wave to have continued. I moved from the UK 4 years ago and as a Raynauds suffer \ercannot stand the cold!

I have been moved to tears over the last couple of weeks but have noted how the Australian people are so committed to each other and do not want to be overcome by anything. I seriously am in awe of their 'mateship' attitude and feel proud to have become a citizen on Australia Day this year. My thoughts are with all those that have perished and their families, friends and neighbours.