AUSTRALIAN FIRES WORSEN!
TIME Magazine is reporting: All Major Australian Cities Threatened!
One thousand homes have been lost in the State of New South Wales alone! By January 20′ populated areas are cut off and the number of deaths continues to rise!
It is only the beginning of the summer fire season in Australia but because of severe drought in this vulnerable region of the world, the situation is already out of control in several States. The fires began in the States of Queensland and New South Wales, where by late December the outskirts of Sidney are now threatened!
Air quality in Sidney, Australias largest city is being compared with that of Beijing, China because of the intense smoke which has hung over the city for weeks.
The City of Adelaide in South Australia where my family arrived in Australia in the late 1950s is now threatened, and the State of Victoria has fires burning with thousands of holiday makers having to be rescued by ship. Fires are also reported burning in the State of Tasmania.
I printed a report made years ago by my sister who lives in a volatile area near the city of Hobart, Tasmania, telling the amazing story of survival by her friends living in a beach community with no way of escape, who stood in the ocean for hours saving their families lives by holding their children in chest deep water with fires raging along the nearby treeline!
Californians Suffer With You
As Californians who lost everything in recent Northern California fires will confirm, It is impossible to fight these fires. My son drove back to Southern California from Southern Oregon having to drive through one hundred miles of smoke as the fires still raged in Northern C.A.
Unlike in the British Isles where homes are brick-built, homes in Australia, Canada, and the US are wood-framed structures, once this construction begins to burn, within a few minutes almost nothing can be done to prevent the loss of these homes, especially with the strong winds which carry these fires entire neighborhoods can be lost in a short space of time!
P L E A S E ask God to protect our beloved Australians from the more than one hundred ruinous fires now raging.
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