fire updates

Thank you for these heartfelt updates Kate


Here are a few points on what is happening over the last five days

On NY eve alone … seven lives were lost! …. 381 more homes gone!!

one eleven year old led his family to safety;

a dummy sucking child accepted his father’s bravery medal … fire fighting dad is gone;

one elderly neighbour picked up two families from his local caravan park as he watched his home of 50 years burn … he managed to pack 17 people and two dogs into a six person dinghy and get them into the safety of the water;

navy evacuated a thousand people from beach resort areas as roads are not usable.

Survivorship guilt is already strong when some homes survive and others are left with nothing

Today is expected to be the worst yet … many were evacuated the elderly are choosing to stay and one refugee family is staying…

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

7 thoughts on “fire updates”

  1. Thank you for this update, Ivor.
    In the U.K. the plight of Australia has become the most important news item of every news program and we watch and listen in horror and with deep sympathy.

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    1. Yes Sue, it’s hard to explain how big and horrible the situation is, but apparently, the fires over these last few months have burnt an area nearly the size of England…. If can imagine your whole country burnt to the ground……. We keep hoping for a better week ahead… 🌏🌏🤗🤔

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