Any update on our Australian friends?

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FallColors
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
How are you all doing????  Are things getting any better and are you getting the support you need?
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ivy6
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It's cooler today, so the fire fighters are trying to do backburning and consolidate their fire breaks before things get hotter on Friday and the weekend.

No current urgent fire alerts thanks to some rain and cooler weather, though a few communities are still needing to be vigilant.

Death toll is stable but likely to skyrocket at some point soon.

Thanks for asking,

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. I should mention that the death toll is 181. :-( So sad...
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FallColors
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you are getting a little bit of a break!!  Why do you think the death toll will go up?  Maybe they haven't had a chance to search the affected areas?  Very sad.    sad   sad   sad
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


ivy6
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
FallColors, the fire was hot enough to melt metal. It's going to be very hard to identify some of the people who died.

It's also very hard to search through some of the worst-hit areas. I don't know what conditions are like there today, but I've heard that the ground is still red-hot and will burn your feet if you try to walk there.
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andorable
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Since Im not able to do much to help the victims of the fire at least I could give some money. I believe so far us Aussies have raised a cool 50 mill to help them rebuild their lives and that sum keeps climbing too, which is great. It breaks my heart seeing it all on tv and the wildlife loss has been huge too. take care all

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   Posted 2/12/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
We’re having a casual Friday fundraiser at work tomorrow to raise money. It’s great to see collection tins on just about every single shop register in the country. I currently work in government….. I think all of the govt’ agencies and departments are holding a casual Friday fundraiser tomorrow, which is a terrific idea.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Still keeping you all in my prayers. Glad to hear that it is starting to cool down some. I heard your heat records were broken over and over.

I am loving the story about Sam, I loved the pictures of her drinking from the Firemans water bottle. I feel so sad not only about the innocent lives lost, but all the wildlife lost too. Very sad situation.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Celey
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   Posted 2/12/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
It is sad... :(....

I'm glad you guys managed to get some much-needed rain...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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