Its been a nightmare here in Victoria this week - it got upto 48 degrees Celsius / 118.4 degrees Fahrenheit in country Victoria on Saturday. This plus years of drought, 100km p/h winds, and lightning strikes resulted in a series of bushfires across the state.
The fires have so far resulted in at least 181 deaths, and 100 people have been admitted to hospitals across Victoria with burns, at least 20 in a critical condition, and 9 on life support or in intensive care.
The fires have destroyed at least 1,033 homes. Many towns northeast of Melbourne have been almost completely destroyed, including Kinglake, Marysville, Narbethong and Strathewen. 5000+ are now homeless.
People always ask me how to dontate to Simple Invoices and I always say that we don't need money - If you have wanted to donate please donate to the Red Cross bushfire appeal instead now.
For a nice way for developers to dontate check out http://5for1.aws.sitepoint.com/ - all proceeds of the sale of the books go to the appeal