Update Wednesday morning: 181 now confirmed dead. Many in hospital, severely burnt. Well over 1,000 homes gone. Some areas still unable to be reached to confirm survivors or dead. No saying how many animals have lost their lives. Fires still burn fiercely approaching new towns.
People are being told if they see smoke, get out. If they see flames, stay and defend as it's too late to get out.
If any of you are in prayer circles, please add Australia to your prayers.
Currently we are experiencing incredible flooding in Queensland and devastating fires in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.
25 lives have been lost in fires in Victoria, with more dead expected to be found once areas behind the fire lines can be accessed.
On top of phenominal temperatures well in their 40s (110 + farenheit), strong winds are blowing in Victoria.
Small towns have been destroyed, as well as countless farms and homes.
Please pray for our firefighters, people living in those areas, and our livestock, pets and native animals.
Update 8pm Sunday night: 66 lives lost, many injured, 700 homes destroyed. And the fires still rage out of control and threaten even more towns. Some areas are now experiencing lightening storms, and consequently, fresh fires are starting from lightening strikes.
At the other end of the continent, a little boy has disappeared in flood water, the suspected victim of a crocodile. 2 people are missing from a car swept away by flood waters.
Autralians are rallying as they always do. Until it ends, we are limited as to what we can do as individuals. But we are ready.