posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 03:21 AM
kay, couple of things. I live in Eltham, Victoria... i'm not sure how far that is from kinglake and whittlesea where the devastating deaths and loss
of homes, habitats has swept through. You could hear the fire brigade bell though, at different times of the day from sat onward. There's hasn't
really been any ash but i guess thats because of the wind I think... 173 and it's expected to rise as has been said.
oh geez, um.. well first off everyone's getting behind the salvation army... there was a point there where they were saying they had enough but of
course they can always take more. It seems like everyone is helping out - now, ive heard also that Myer's department store will match any donations
customers make towards bushfire relief - dollar for dollar, on Friday i believe it's ALL proceeds (but i may be wrong and will check that if anyones
interested) from Coles supermrket will go to bushfire relief. Also on a side note.. heh.. The APL (Australian Poker League) are running cash buy in
games to go to disaster relief as well...
so there you go, there's really no reason not to get behind and help if your in victoria/australia
I reckon, this whole stimulus that Kruddy's been going on about should now go to disaster relief as well but i dont see everyone agreeing with
Also, Kinglake has been evacuated. mostly. there are still some people who've been uneffected... actually, an even more terrible thing, my mate was
speaking to his uncle who's decided to stay behind and apparantley with no one really behind folks are just breaking into
the places still
standing and taking from their neighbours
really hope that last part isnt true
but yeah, you can leave Kinglake if you're already there but you cant go back in.
R.I.P everyone who got caught
and to all the native wildlife