The Victorian firestorm has been going for a week; and its effects will be long-lasting. Saturday 7-Feb-2009 was the date tragedy sruck, and it has continued durng this week.
There are many stories and images of human angst, grief and anger. Some can be viewed at:
- http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/stories.htm span>
Those who have seen and heard the tragedy; those directly affected by the tragedy, including residents, those who lost family & friends, &/or property; those who stayed to fight the fires, police, SES, firefighters, and other volunteeers will be scarred for life - in the same way as war veterans.
The Australian Red Cross has indicated that the best way to help is to donate money to its appeal - that way money can be targeted to purchase the goods and services needed.
Currently you can donate to the Red Cross Victorian BushFire Appeal at: http://www.redcross.org.au/