Wild Weather

OK, so I have just heard all about the earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan. How devastating for them all. I can only hope that miracles happen for them and that not too many people are seriously injured or killed.

What is seriously going on in the world at the moment?! It’s like one natural disaster after another… almost weekly. These times are proving tough for a lot of people and it’s going to take a lot of cleaning up and rebuilding in several areas in the world.

Australia – Decemeber 2010/ January 2011 – QLD coast shocked by extreme flooding with a death toll of about 22. Big cleanup campaign and Flood Appeal started by Anna Bligh. Flooding continues to affect regions in VICTORIA. 😦

There were also some horrific FIRES ripping though W.A. during these times.

Australia – February 2nd 2011 – Cyclone Yasi rips through as everyone braces for the worst. Towns near Cairns most affected – Category 4 cyclone with winds of up to 300 kms an hour. Only one person known to have died during the cyclone. Big clean up ahead and many houses lost.

NZ – February 22nd 2011 – A huge earthquake 6.3 on the Richter, shakes Christchurch, bringing down some historical landmarks and scared the shit out of everyone in the process. Big hugs for all of my friends who have family and friends over there going through this terrible time. Hard to believe i was only there in October, sitting outside some of the shops shown on the news to have been reduced to rubble. Death toll has risen to 166, expected to reach at least 200, and the search continues…… 😦

Japan – March 11th 2011 – Earthquake of 8.9!! recorded and thus creates a larger than 10 metre tsunami that is just crashing through villages and taking everything with it. I can’t help but just watch in horror and imagine how terrified these people must be feeling right now. Current death toll 44 people. Earthquake happened 7 hours ago – Tsunami hit 6 minutes after. How terrifying.

How would you all react in situations like this. Can you wear the “STAY CALM” hat or would you lose control and panic? I think i would try and stay calm, but my emotions would take over, definitely. I can’t help but feel pain for all those suffering from loss and devastation.