Horribly, this afternoon we heard the tornados crash. We were having a quiet day, a light gardening day rather than a combat the jungle day, and we heard the explosion. It was a very contained sound considering the damage it has done. They flew over us and a few seconds later there came the bang which we did not recognise for what it was. The crews are still missing and the forest is still burning. An enormous number of people are out there trying to help, the Italians are fantstic at that. We can smell it all as the evening wind blows down the valley. Horrible.