A shout-out for the drought affected! Do you know someone affected by the drought? Are they a friend, neighbour, a friend of a friend? Or maybe you’ve just been hearing about it in the media. It’s time to do a shout-out for the drought. Ring that friend, send them an email, talk about it with your friends, spread the word, educate, support, lend a compassionate ear. Drought like floods and fires are natural disasters, except that with a drought the end date is impossible to know.