I feel like the crap – the tears have started – god knows how others are managing.
Even if I was in a room of 20 people – It would still only be me.
So many people perished state-wide, I don’t blame anyone, not the authorities, not the people. People did what they thought was right, the authorities did what they could with the information they had at hand.
The only thing that saved our house was 15min, 15’ wind change, something as simple as that.
We could see the fire taking off into the hills. You knew it was going to be bad- but you couldn’t think of that – you just had to worry about you.
‘My Story’ Here, shows some of the emotion, but not all of it – words can’t explain the horse still standing, watching you come down the hill – needing water which you can’t provide.
Words can’t explain the trees collapsing and wondering if one has your name on it. Words can’t explain the car, almost untouched by flame, with the back packed up with treasured possessions, the keys in the ignition and you know the family has perished.
Words can’t explain the pain of asking for help and being told we are too busy you haven’t been affected. You feel abandoned,
But you know what the worst thing is? – People don’t believe the truth. If the truth hit them in the head with a pick-ax, they still wouldn’t believe.
People you have to wake up – this could happen to YOU tomorrow, or the next day or the next day.
Did you know that the 15min 15’ wind change is the only thing that saved the outskirts of Melbourne?
Did you know that there was talk of closing the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne at Bell Street, Preston, to stop all north-bound traffic. Did you know that CFA were prepared to sacrifice many houses in order to save Melbourne?
Don’t think it won’t happen – because one day it just might.