Terrible Fires in Australia

Paul T. ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 23:45:38 PST
Howdy everyone.

(I have posted this to a couple of lists, so I apologise for 
duplicates that some people may receive)

Just wishing those here on the list from the fire affected areas in 
Victoria, Australia all the best.  Current reports are (so far) of 65 
dead, more than 700 houses gone, with complete towns wiped off the 
map.  I hope that no-one from our list or known to anyone from the 
list has been affected too badly.  My thoughts are with those in the 
area, as well as those in New South Wales now affected by fires as 
well.  Given that Australia was officially forecast as the hottest 
place on the planet this weekend (it hit around 48'C in both the west 
of both the states I have mentioned) it is hardly surprising that 
fires have appeared.  They are even more dreadful because so many of 
them were deliberately started, even today there was someone going 
through and restarting fires in areas that they had just been put out.

All the best everyone.


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world 
including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, 
Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about 
anything else that doesn't move!! 

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