Monday, February 9, 2009

We are safe

After receiving many emails from my friends around the world I thought I had better do a quick post to let you know that we are safe and well.
There are hundreds of fires still not under control right around our state of Victoria.
Fortunately, none near us.
The biggest fire wiped out a whole town (Kinglake) killing many people who where trapped in their homes. The wind changed and they had no where to go.
More Information can be found here.
Fire-fighters from around the country are travelling long distances to come and help.
Donations are flooding in (money, food, water, shelter, clothes, nappies etc..). Our emergency plan has been put into place for the many thousands of people left homeless.
Over 110 people now have been confirmed as dead with many more missing and countless homes left to be inspected for the dead.
It has been a horrible weekend one like we have not seen before.
Thankfully, everyone we know is OK and we are safe.
Please pray for those who have lost their loved one's, their homes, their memories.
Donations can be made through the Red Cross.
Every little thought, prayer or donation will help those who have lost everything.
With thanks to my wonderful blogging friends.
Kathryn. XX

14 comments:

clare said...

Thankyou for letting us know you are safe . It is such a terrible time for everyone . It is very hazy where I am and we are such a long way from the fires thats just how bad they are , take care .
clares craftroom

Kerryanne English said...

This is such a tragedy. Words can't describe the absolute devestation we all feel.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

rachelmp said...

2 volunteers from my work at Bendigo have lost their homes - so far that we have heard. It is so tragic x

TattingChic said...

What a devastating tragedy! So glad to hear that you are safe. Thank you for the update.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Kathryn
Yes it's ..... I'm lost for words!! Like you I'm feeling very emotional.

marie said...

Thanks for posting an update! We are praying!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn,
I think Gail sums up how I feel, I am however so pleased you & your family are Ok have been thinking of you,

Lyn xxx

PaisleyJade said...

Will be praying. xK

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Kathryn so happy that you and your family are safe. Just heard on the radio there are now 128 confirmed deaths. So, so sad.
Alison

Purple Pam said...

Glad to know you and your family are okay. We have been hearing about the devistating fires. I told my husband that you lived in Victoria and he said fires are being reported in your state. Thank you for posting that you are okay. Please take care.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

The devastation is unfathomabel.
My Sister is in the east right at the base of where the fires are.
Her Son had to evacuate as he is right in Yarra cvalley and as they left they watched two fire front raging!
My friends hubby is a firey and is coordinating swat type teams.
I believe he is emotionally and pysically had it.
Terrible time.

Christine said...

So glad you are safe. Such a terrible and tragic situation.
Christine

SG said...

I', so glad that you are safe! What a sad and tragic situation...

Tracy said...

Thank heavens! I was worried about you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your countrymen