I totally feel for the poor folks in Australia. To be going through what they're going through currently has to be incredibly difficult.
Mother Nature is sort of kicking us around also at the present time.... though not in it's usual form of major hurricanes. Nope. We've decided to diversify into earthquakes now. Been shaking pretty good around here for about a week now... and just this morning at about 4:30 am was rudely awakened by a 6.5 quake. Yesterday we had a smaller one which nonetheless destroyed some houses on the south part of the island and I believe there was one casualty. We're used to little tremors every now and then. But this is new to us.