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Bushfires

on January 9, 2016

It’s a pretty bad and scary situation down here in the south west of Western Australia with one town destroyed by fire in around seven minutes yesterday.


57 responses to “Bushfires

  1. I clicked on Like to show I read your post … Julie, please be safe! ❤ Gloria

  2. shoreacres says:

    As so often happens, our media are focused on the stupid and irrelevant (Marco Rubio’s shoes?!?) while in the real world, real events are occurring. I’m a bit up to speed now, and am following #Yarloop and #WAbushfires on Twitter. There’s always misinformation and such on that site, but it’s a good, fast way to get information. The best to you all. We remember all too well the fires that raged here a few years ago.

  3. Scary stuff. Please stay safe.

  4. ksbeth says:

    i am thinking of all of you and hope for a quick end to this terrible series of events.

  5. susanpoozan says:

    I hope Ming is keeping you safe and that the fires leave you alone.

  6. judyrutrider says:

    We Southern Californians are no strangers to wildfires but this one is worse than most if only because of the number of people who have lost their homes. The one million dollars the government has put up for assistance doesn’t sound like it will make a dent in the need. I hope this is only seed money to get more donations rolling in.

  7. Oh my God. That is just awful. Those poor people. Australia is a land of fire – I would be very careful where I built a house out there.. We are staying in a holiday home out of Melbourne it is ALL bush around it.. maybe I should check on it! My geography is rubbish, I don’t know which way is west. c

  8. Oh Julie, I’m so sorry. Has it been contained yet??

  9. so sorry to hear this. in our part of the world its the opposite – flooding inundating towns. stay safe

  10. Have been thinking about you often with all the horrid reports. Keep safe.

  11. That would be terrifying! Hope you’re safe.

  12. Yvonne says:

    It’s just formidable, the power of fire (and water and wind).

  13. How horrible, Julie. Hate to hit the ‘like’ button, but wanted you to know your thoughts had registered. Hoping all are safe!!

  14. Terry says:

    sending prayers, you will be safe, Ming and Ants needs you

  15. I apologize for clicking like, I don’t like it. But wanted you to know I stopped by and feel for all involved. That’s a rough one.

  16. Trisha says:

    That is very scary and so heartbreaking for people to lose their homes. We had a similar situation on the eastern side of our state this summer. Stay safe!

  17. tootlepedal says:

    I hope that Ming is still watering the roof.

  18. Vicki says:

    One can’t begin to imagine what its like to lose everything. Its not the furniture or everyday stuff which can be replaced. Its the memories and small personal items that are irreplaceable in bushfire (floods or storms)

    Just hope you and all your family stay safe, Julie.

    Always have your bushfire plan ready (with important docs, photos & so on) ready to move out during our devastating summers.

    • jmgoyder says:

      Thanks Vicki – you are so right about having a bushfire plan ready! The fire now seems to be contained (only just!) 50 kms north of here. Hundreds of people have lost everything – terrible.

  19. Wow! We have our share of water disasters here right now. Be safe!

  20. That is horrible -hoping for rain for you.

  21. Lynda says:

    I’m so scared of fire! I do hope you will all be safe, Julie!

    • jmgoyder says:

      We’re safe but hundreds of people north of here have been displaced.

      • Lynda says:

        I’m sad to read this. We always had lots of fires in Southern California every summer. None can compare to the fires your country can spawn. Ultra scary. Glad you are safe; I’m praying for those in danger and who have suffered losses. ❤

  22. I will say a prayer for those who have lost so much and that you stay safe.

  23. How awful!! I hope you and yours are all safe from fires. We are familiar with fires like this in California, and I have seen the results first hand. Truly devastating! It’s hard to only sit by and do nothing but offer words of hope, but I mean this sincerely: I send positive thoughts and hope for rain in Australia.

  24. Yes, the reports we are hearing are pretty scary. My son and family are in WA at the moment, a bit further south. I hope they are managed soon.

  25. Ann Koplow says:

    Thinking about you, Julie. ❤

  26. niasunset says:

    I heard too on TV, dear Julie, please be in safe. This is fearful. Thinking of you. Love, nia

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