So apparently so far we are looking at 96 dead, more missing, something like 78 injured, 11 critically and 3700 left homeless from Bushfires according to a headline from The Australian (FEB 09/09). Miss Elf has a good post on the various bushfire relief efforts out there.
All crazy like we also have bad floods over in Queensland – Australia’s weird like that.
As usual the best & worst of human nature is on display come a disaster. You get great charities springing into action, people come together, your everyday heroes arise, awesome generosity is displayed, warehouses are filled with relief goodies and all that.
You also get arsonists who try to burn the warehouses, looters who try to loot the warehouses, vandals who try to graffiti the warehouses, fake charities who want warehouses for just themselves… ahh you get the idea… dickheads and all that rot.
Kinda reminds me of barrens chat or PUG groups on some level.
Maa I have to ring a friend in Vic – last fire season I didn’t think to call and she was horribly offended because she was evacuated and the whole thing terrified her.