Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Australia Wild Fires: Searing Images, Messages of Support

Residents of southern Australia are reeling from the massive bushfires that have ravaged the Victoria area for the last several days. With the death toll nearing 200, and 900 families displaced from their homes, it is proving to be one of the most devastating disasters in Australia's history.

Powerful images of the fires and their aftermath have been captured by news organizations and uploaded to YouTube, like this one from nocommentv. The images speak for themselves:

Meanwhile, average citizens from around the world are also using YouTube to respond to the crisis. From offering their well-wishes, to organizing rallies and encouraging donations, these citizens aren't just sitting back idly, but are using YouTube to help the residents of southern Australians during this difficult and tragic time:


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