Post by LittleHardrock on Nov 9, 2018 6:40:52 GMT -8
as I am watching the morning news, I am hoping that everyone's loved ones are safe and sound....
up here, we have lost 1,000's of homes, an unknown amount of deaths, and huge losses in the Camp fire.. which has burned the entire town of Paradise to the ground, and countless homes throughout the area.. this fire was started by a campfire. the winds were steady at 45 mph..plus gusts... there is no stopping a monster like that. I guess the good news is the winds have died down for the most part,, except in the main canyon, where they continue at 30
down south... the shootings, the fires... needless to say, our news is preoccupied with our own fire to give a lot of details on those events, but the horrificness of them come thru.
I don't know exactly where a lot of you call home... but I am sure these events are touching all of us.
Its a mess around here. I know since the Thomas fire and the Montecito flood they go fast with mandatory evacuations. I feel its a good thing as loss of life is kept to a minimum. When they say get out, do it as its for good reason.
The news up here (Redding) said that minutes before the fire was reported, PG&E had an issue with a transmission line and transformer (info from NBC affiliate out of Chico). Nothing up here reported it was started by a campfire. Sounds credible to me, given the issues PG&E has been experiencing with their equipment, and pst history, I.e., Santa Rosa fire. High winds certainly didn't help. I feel for those people, having been through the Carr Fire last summer. I was lucky, and did not lose my home, but quite a few friends did.
Post by LittleHardrock on Nov 10, 2018 13:29:28 GMT -8
yes, I have read that the cause now may be PGE... they cant win. they shut power off a couple of weeks ago when a wind event was coming, and boy did they hear about that..even tho some of their equipment was damaged in that wind. Did you see that we lost the honey run covered bridge in this fire?
Post by LittleHardrock on Nov 12, 2018 16:19:31 GMT -8
they are now at just shy of 6500 homes lost, and almost 300 business.. there are 3 anthropology teams searching for remains.. there are about 230 folks that are reported as missing in that area... beyond sad