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    Senior Member ligia's Avatar
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    All of a sudden a tremendous tempest from 23:00-05:00 am
    yesterday changed lives for ever.
    Power went out and all that could be heard was the noise of
    water falling and running. A real tragedy in the darkness.

    http://edition.cnn.com/
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/wo...brazil.html?hp

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    I'm so sorry to hear this, this is certainly a tragedy. hope you are ok
    please keep us posted

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    WOW!! Sorry to hear this!!!

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    i just read a 13 yr old told rescuers to take his brother to safety first and then the 13 yr old didn't make it. so very sad.

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    My prayers are with people in both areas suffering during these floods.

    I am fortunate that I live about 1,300 km. from the flood area in Australia. We are watching live TV footage each day and it is heartbreaking.

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    I pray daily for all who are suffering though this devastation in both countries. It's so very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    I pray daily for all who are suffering though this devastation in both countries. It's so very sad.
    Ditto

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    Hey Deecee, you might want to evise how far you live from the floods, Victoria has a few of their own now too.

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    Hope your ok!!! This is such sad news :cry:

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    Prayers for all in Australia. Life can change so quickly.
    Please know that you are not forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Prayers for all in Australia. Life can change so quickly.
    Please know that you are not forgotten.
    Having been through Katrina, I can partially understand your pain. I hope you can get all the help you need.

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    So sad. You are all in my Prayers!

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    Prayers for everyone in Brazil, I hope you and your family, Ligia, are safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    I pray daily for all who are suffering though this devastation in both countries. It's so very sad.
    me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    Prayers for everyone in Brazil, I hope you and your family, Ligia, are safe
    Thank you.
    My house is safe away from mountains and rivers.
    I feel sorry for all others.
    There are families counting 10, 15 losses each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Hey Deecee, you might want to evise how far you live from the floods, Victoria has a few of their own now too.
    Lindy - I spoke too soon didn't I.

    I have nothing like others are experiencing but I have just come inside after digging out blocked drains and trying to divert runoff that is coursing down my yard. My aviaries are again 4inches deep in water.

    I'm just thankful that's all I have to contend with.

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    Hey Deecee, I ws doing that yesterday!!
    Nice to know it's not just me!!!

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    My daughters friends dad is there and they have not heard from him in days. WE have you all in our prayers.

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    Yes it's getting interesting over here now. Only Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory remain unflooded. Every state is experiencing some degree of flooding. Looks like Melbourne itself may flood somewhat overnight. Aint the weather just grand!!

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    Our flood has taken many lives, given us scenes of horror we never thought we would see in small farming communities as the terrible waters tore down off the Toowoomba range and into the valley below, taking whole towns with it. The Brisbane River broke its banks and thousands of homes are flooded here. Today the waters began to recede and left stinking mud and ruined homes and possesions. However what we have gained is an incredible sense of community as neighbour helped neighbour and strangers came and cleaned houses for people they had never met before. We have a wonderful State Premier who rallied us all in the dark moments and we will all never be the same again in this state. My house is safe and dry though I was flooded as a child so I know the feeling. I count my blessings looking round my soggy yard and at the blue skies today. My heart goes out to Brazil.

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    dear Ligia, I hope you are safe and if you are I hope you can get power, water and food in the next days. The pictures from Brazil are terrible, it seems no part of the planet is calm these days. The pictures and map illistrations of Australia are bad, too. Storms all over the place. share t

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    Ligia...stay safe dear...this is all so sad for all the families..I don't know what is happening with the world weather..its horrid!

    My heart goes out to all those in Australia, Brazil and all other places with these terrible tragedies.

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    Ligia, please be safe. Our news services have been so focused on the Australian floods, and only now have we realised how bad you have it in Brazil. One months rainfall ina day, and so many oives lost. Makes our floods almost seem insignificant.

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    God bless you and keep you safe.

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    Breaks my heart to see all the tragedies in Australia and Brazil. So sad, praying for help and comfort for all.

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