Sunday, February 8, 2009

Please Pray

Australia is in serious crisis!

Northen Queensland is flooding. More than half the state is now declared a disaster zone, with people cut off by flood waters and others losing their livestock, their livelihood. People have died from being trapped in cars, and a 5 year old has been killed by a crocodile after following his dog into flood waters. Homes are unlivable and mozzie diseases are prevalent. More rain and cyclones are on their way with no end in sight.

Victoria is under siege by fire. Not only are they putting up with 40-48 degree Celsius heat (that has killed), but arsonists have lit fires which have now killed a confirmed 173 people, and the number is still rising.

Whole towns have been destroyed by fire storms which are sweeping through hectares of bushland, killing native animals and livestock. People have gotten out with just the clothes on their back.


Please pray for those still fighting to save lives and homes, those who have lost loved ones and homes. Those who are going through the rubble finding bodies, and the animals who are suffering from this disaster!

3 comments:

creative breathing said...

Amanda, We have been following this story over hear as well. Prayers. The picture of the fireman says it all. E

mandapanda said...

It gets worse. A confirmed 134 deaths, and more to come. It hurts every time they show someone crying. It hurts that stuck 2000 kms away, we can't do anything at this very moment to comfort those who need it. The money we donate will take weeks to filter through. All we can do is pray. Or get on a jet and fly down there...if it were an option I would already be there.

Terri said...

It's been in the news...but Ifeel like I've seen more coverage here than on my local news...your post has given me chills I agree with mandapanda...It hurts that stuck 2000 kms away, we can't do anything at this very moment to comfort those who need it. The money we donate will take weeks to filter through. All we can do is pray....And as creative breathing said the picture of the fireman says alot.