Submitted by anon. on Tue, 2009-02-10 05:19
Some of you may not be aware that the state of Victoria in Australia is suffering its worst natural disaster ever. Wildfires are raging and have killed at least 160 people, many of them very near Melbourne. In addition to this, hundreds of homes have been lost. I have sent personal messages to those members of the forum who either come from Melbourne, or from Australia but do not say from which city, asking if they are OK. So far I've not heard back from any of them, but it's only been a day, so they're probably busy going about their usual business. Or they have over-efficient spam filters. I hope. I'll report back when I get replies. There's absolutely nothing we can do but hope for the best, so let's all do that shall we? Hopeful thoughts to everyone in Australia, and and deepest sympathy to those who have lost family or friends.