24 February 2009

Upwey Fire

It seems strange reading my last post when the death toll from the bushfires was only 84......how can I say ONLY 84.....it's tragic whether it's 1 life lost or 200. I feel so sorry for everyone who's lost family and friends, it's terribly sad.

I don't know exactly what's happening here at the moment, the fire siren has gone off a couple of times this morning and there's been helicopters flying around. There's no longer a threat in our area but there still seems to be a fair bit of activity. I live just off Glenfern Rd in Upwey and we actually left our house yesterday after the police were going door to door warning residents. Fortunately we were able to return last night. This has been the second fire close to us in 8 days, it's been pretty stressful. Friday is expected to be problematic so fingers crossed.


Teresa said...

Gosh Kathy - stay safe!


I am glad that you are okay. We hear reports here in the U.S. about the horrible Australian fires. We are bit concerned here because we have had negligible rain since SEPTEMBER and the winds are going to be over 40 mph both today and tomorrow. It is dry as a bone!

Keep us posted, Kathy.


Gretz said...

Glad to hear you are safe. I was wondering how you were!

I guess your stamps are living in the car are they?? ;-)