After seeing the devastation first hand at the first property we visited, hardly a word was spoken for the whole tour. I'm sure I saw a tear or two in some eyes, perhaps even in mine. We were all in disbelief in what we saw, people's homes destroyed, their lives shattered and for some, their livelihood gone.
Just the framework of a shed and a house chimney left standing.
Many, many, burnt out hulks of motor vehicles were evident, sitting on their wheel rims after the tyres disappeared leaving only the rings of wire from their steel belted tyres. The windows of these vehicles just melted in the heat.
Some of the many burnt out remains of cars, left abandoned by their owners.