Posted 2019-10-27 6:37 PM (#589375) Subject: Northern California fire evacuation
30,000 acre wildfire burning out of control. 35-75 mph winds. Multi County wide power outages. Mass large city evacuations. Traffic jams. Very apocalypse feeling. Fire is getting close. Just evacuated one my running 61s.
I will be OK if wind doesn't change direction.
Posted 2019-10-31 9:04 PM (#589567 - in reply to #589559) Subject: Re: Northern California fire evacuation
The high winds finally stopped the fire has grown to 78k acres. Est 300 homes lost? There is now 60% containment. Fortunately for me the erratic 75mph winds went north. Imagine just having a few hours to decide what your going take with you and what your going leave behind. Fortunately there was a timely warning of the fire storm. No lives lost. The mass evacuation,traffic jams and and PGE blackout had everybody on edge! If you have ever seen the twilight zone classic (The monsters are due on maple st) !
Back home today.
Posted 2019-11-01 7:31 AM (#589582 - in reply to #589375) Subject: Re: Northern California fire evacuation
Location: northern germany
I know what it feels like. It is terrible. We had to evacuate in the summer of 75. Fortunately the wind changed direction short of a mile from my familys house, the air full of smoking flakes of soot falling down on our house with a thatch roof. I'll never forget that. Glad you made it!!!