Skip to comments.Prince William shocked at Australia bushfire impact
Posted on 01/21/2010 12:08:48 AM PST by James C. Bennett
Prince William has described his shock at seeing first hand the devastation caused by bushfires in Australia.
As part of a three-day tour of the country, he met people affected by the fires outside Melbourne and said the power of the flames was "terrifying".
One of those he met, Gabrielle Denky, said: "He was devastated and saddened when we told him what happened to us."
Fires in south-eastern Australia last February killed hundreds of people and razed entire towns.
William was driven through mile after mile of blackened trees, stopping off at a relief centre in the town of Whittlesea where he was shown a book of photographs taken shortly after the fires.
Looking at the images, he said: "It's terrifying what it can do, isn't it?"
Later the prince drove to another town, Flowerdale, where 13 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed.
Residents fought against the flames to save their school, pub and shop and in the aftermath of the disaster have rallied round and so far rebuilt 16 homes themselves.
The prince hit a few balls bowled by children in Flowerdale Hundreds turned out to meet the prince, who told them: "I couldn't believe it when I drove through - the vast scale of it all. It really brings it home.
"It's great what you guys have done."
William joined Flowerdale locals for a barbecue, all the time wearing a yellow ribbon...
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