I drove over to my parents yesterday in the 41 degree heat and strong winds. My car has air conditioning so the heat wasn’t really a problem. The winds were quite strong and the dust they blew up was full-on. At one stage it was like driving through thick fog as I could hardly see a few metres in front of me. When I took these photos the visibility was quite good in comparison.
It was a bit like being on a different planet because the visibility was so poor and seeing dust like this is so uncommon.
Thankfully we made it in one piece and didn’t break down or anything.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for far too many people in Victoria, Australia. They’re are suffering devastating bushfires that will be remembered for a long long time.
On Twitter the trending topic at the moment is #bushfires. I watched one of the many special news broadcasts this afternoon where they showed the mayhem the fires have wrought and the word holocaust has been mentioned more than once as that’s how bad they are.
When I watched a news report at 4.30 today about 30 were confirmed dead. Now that number is up to 76 with at least 700 homes burned down
Now if we could just move some of that flood water from Queensland to Victoria it would make everyone happy.
If you’re looking to donate there is a Victoria Bush Fire relief fund already setup through the National Australia Bank. Bank account details: BSB: 082-001, Account: 860 046 797.