Saturday, February 28, 2009

Australian Bushfires

Last Sunday was a National Day of Mourning in Australia for the Victorian bushfire victims.
I was going to post something about it then, but I haven't been very well all week, so it didn't happen. This tragedy is still on my mind, and fires are still raging in Victoria. As with any disaster, there is a huge flurry of activity in the beginning, but then new stories emerge and interest starts to wane. I know it is still big news in Australia, and it still is to me. I found the following on YouTube and wanted to share it. My favorite image is the Australian flag at the end. It is badly damaged, but still flying.

Be sure to watch the video full screen and turn the volume up.
The total fatalities is now 210.



DysFUNctional Mom said...

This is so terrifying & sad.
I saw your comment on Texas Word Tangle and came to visit. We're practically neighbors! I live near Gainesville FL.

Aimee Carter said...

Sally I had not idea how bad this had gotten. So sad!