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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: California fires
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2007, 03:51:30 PM »
mikie
(who has dry socks and a 2 wk supply of his HIV meds also stashed in the emerg kit  ;) )

Hey Leather/Mikie, did you ask for the extra meds? It's a good idea. I wonder if I ask would it be granted? It just makes sense

Offline David_CA

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Re: California fires
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2007, 04:17:17 PM »
I'm glad to hear people's families and friends are getting out ok... at least the ones we're hearing about are.  Here on the East Coast, we don't worry much about fires; I think we had a bad one a couple counties away back in '86.  We don't have much in the way of earth quakes, either.  But damn if we don't have hurricanes!  We're supposed to average one every 7 years, but it's been more like several every year lately, 'cept for none this year.  Fires would surely be a scary thing.  Here's praying for some of our (normally) wet weather going your way, but it's been a bit dry here this year, too.  Take care, guys and gals (see, Lisa, I didn't forget you!)

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Re: California fires
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2007, 04:18:30 PM »
Thanks for the map, sdgirl, it gives me a better idea of the damage.. I have a friend that has been evacuated and now staying at my place good thing I have masks for him! I hope everything goes well for you, egello and sdcabincrew and all the others affected by the fires.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2007, 04:29:14 PM »
I not trying to bum anyone out but just saw a report on a business channel that the fire is gonna help many Socal home owners who are being crushed by the housing market. As most are aware many in Socal,fl,az and nevada bought real estate with teaser mortgages hoping to flip the properties for a quick profit. Those people are all facing personal bk. Many of these people are hoping the fire takes them out of their pain with insurance. Thats all I was talking about. Geez.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2007, 04:56:48 PM »
Jack,

That's not really an appropriate subject for this thread. You're hijacking. Why don't you just quit while you're ahead, eh? I don't want to see you post in this thread again, unless it's to wish someone well. Is that so difficult for you?

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Offline Terry

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Re: California fires
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2007, 05:01:44 PM »
There are 13 major fires In L.A. County alone. It’s not just in San Diego. It’s from Malibu, to Long Beach, to San Bernardino down to San Diego.

If anyone would like to find away to help these people out you could at this site.

www.cnn.com/impact

Over 750,000 people have been evacuated. No one knows yet how many are now homeless. Over 1000 homes completely destroyed. Two deaths and around 27 injured.

And I doubt that at an average cost of 1.5 to 2.5 Million dollar homes would be on the verge of bankruptcy.

Offline Sdgirl

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Re: California fires
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2007, 05:03:04 PM »
As usual, people deviate from the original subject.  

So sad considering over 530,000 have been evacuated, 1,300 have lost their homes entirely and 700 more have been damaged.  And the counts continue to rise.

No end in sight at the moment.  New fires are cropping up all over as the winds are blowing embers and starting new ones.

Seems no where is truly safe at the moment.  Those who can are glued to their television sets.  No cell phone coverage and we have been asked to conserve our power due to several outages.

And the saga continues..............

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

Offline Hard Times

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Re: California fires
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2007, 05:11:43 PM »
i was wrong for posting what i did . i'm sorry it wont happen again.
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Re: California fires
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2007, 05:13:21 PM »
and just when you thought it couldnt get any worse, george bush is coming to visit!

it's amazing that so few people have been killed or injured. hopefully it will stay that way. please if you are told to evacuate do so!

take care, im thinking of you and hoping it gets better soon
xxxx

ps tommy im glad youve found out that your family is safe!
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Offline Hard Times

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Re: California fires
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2007, 05:20:22 PM »
englishgirl
thanks .
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Offline Hard Times

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Re: California fires
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2007, 05:23:10 PM »
ann how do i contact you
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: California fires
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2007, 05:31:59 PM »
ann how do i contact you

Tommy you can send Ann a PM just like a real person. ;D Hope your family is well and Happy Birthday.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2007, 05:54:53 PM »
fires are bad.
I have to work all night (well on call all night) because of that, and I am some 700 miles away from that mess...
part of my lovely job discription is that in time of emergency I am responsible for assuring all employees are safe and if they are not I have to find a place for them in the network, and  we have people all over the world  >:(

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Offline anniebc

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Re: California fires
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2007, 06:58:48 PM »
I have my TV on in the back ground and I  can't believe what I'm seeing and hearing...my thoughts are still with everyone who are going through all this, please stay safe.

Tommy..Happy Birthday, sorry you had to celebrate it under such terrible circumstances but I'm pleased to hear your family are ok.

Lisa...hang in there sweetheart.

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Offline fearless

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Re: California fires
« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2007, 06:59:51 PM »
Glad to hear everyone from here is safe so far.
The ferocity of these types of fire storms is frightening and a little awe inspiring. Any attempts to control them seem somewhat feeble as the full force of nature is not something to be reckoned with.
I hope conditions change for the better and you all remain safe.

Our fire season has just kicked off and word on the ground is it's gonna be a bad year. seven years of drought and its a tinder box out there.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: California fires
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2007, 07:35:08 PM »
Wow.  I have been in my own little life bubble for several days now...I had no idea until reading this thread that this was happening.  Hoping for the safety and well-being of all of our San Diego loved ones. 
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: California fires
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2007, 08:39:56 PM »
The news reports are very bleak....

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by the fires.


Lisa, you take care of Moe ! (and yourself!)

Hugs,

Alan
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: California fires
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2007, 10:01:49 PM »
This is pretty shocking stuff. Kinda like re-living New Orleans all over again in terms of the magnitude and human suffering.

Very touching to read that members are standing close together and taking friends in. 

Hoping all of you out there come through this safely.

Tommy, wishing you happier birthdays in the future and wishing you and yours the best in getting through this time. 

Andy Velez

Offline RapidRod

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Re: California fires
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2007, 10:03:47 PM »
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope you are all safe and not in harms way.

Offline Sdgirl

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Re: California fires
« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2007, 10:39:51 PM »
Fire update....

Thank you for all of your well wishes.  It's a very trying time for us Southern Californians.

Fires are still raging here.  Some evacuations have been called off but other areas are now affected that weren't before.  As night falls here, the winds become more unpredictable.  The advice of the governor/mayor are that even if you aren't in an area that is being evacuated, be prepared to do so anyway.

Still VERY warm here, even at 7:30pm, in the high 70's.  They say they won't even begin to contain any of the fires until Thursday when the weather is supposed to be cooler/calmer.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves.."Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?"

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Re: California fires
« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2007, 12:45:38 AM »
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these terrible fires.
We know what they are like and it is an annual event in parts of Australia, as other members down here would know.
I just hope everyone is OK and can get on with their lives when it is all over.


Best wishes

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Re: California fires
« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2007, 01:44:15 AM »
Hey Lisa,

Thank you for the maps and updates.  My cousin Erik and his girl are living in Hillcrest, his mother in Monterrey was worried.  They had spoken yesterday, everything was fine.  Tonight we looked over the maps and the info you supplied.  We started noticing how many shelters were full and highways closed.  I think a mother feels better this evening than she did this afternoon.  Thank you so very much.
Michael

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Re: California fires
« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2007, 01:59:44 AM »
how is everyone in SoCal?
I know how bad things are right now, my thoughts are with you all.  May you be safe from harm.


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Offline jack

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Re: California fires
« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2007, 06:26:30 AM »
I apologize for my insensitive and asinine posts on Socal fires. I hope you will forgive me. Maybe I need to up my Lexapro.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2007, 07:15:34 AM »
Thank you very much for your apology, Jake. It is appreciated. Please think about the feelings of others before you post in future and all will indeed be forgiven.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2007, 09:24:49 AM »
Today I heard that the fires are zero percent contained. That's scary and nerve breaking. I hope you're all doing okay.

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Re: California fires
« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2007, 10:17:08 AM »
OMG!!  So many lost their homes.  It's like revisiting Katrina.
My heart goes out to all those who are affected....


Respectfully I add...
Couldn't help but notice FEMA had their shit together this time.
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Re: California fires
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2007, 12:55:34 PM »
One in three homes in San Diego have been evacuated. Lisa, Eggy any updates?

Offline Hard Times

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Re: California fires
« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2007, 02:20:49 PM »
hay all ;
here is my up date ;
well  i got a hold of my brother in yuma yesterday after noon (again) , my parents are safe , ( stuck in El Cajon) 1 of my sisters is in a motel across the street form the parents , 2 of my other sisters are stuck in Chula Vista , & i finally got a hold of my friend Bruce in Escondido (bear valley) he had to evacuate into town .
the only communication is cell phone, (if you could get a signal) , it took 3 days to get ahold of him !!!
my other 2 brothers & sister are in the safe zone .
uh duh, by the way i have 3 brothers & 4 sisters , now thats another story !!!
my daughter & grand sons (3) live in Hemit , they're ok,.
my dad is going to try to sneak in & see whats left,  the roads are closed untill friday, it's just something he has to do .
now knowing the family is ok ,  my birthday didn't turn out to bad after all !!   ;D
THANKS EVERY ONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT !    ;) 
i hope others find there familys are safe .  my prayers are with them !!   

sorry for my outburst yesterday .
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Re: California fires
« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2007, 07:18:22 PM »
Some of the coverage of the Californian fires that we've seen here on the Australian media are scary... Good luck to anyone living in the area, I hope you come through ok !!

Can anyone update?! whats happening with the fires, are they under control yet?

J
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Re: California fires
« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2007, 08:47:20 PM »
FIRE UPDATE:

Fires are not expected to be contained until sometime around November 3rd or so.

"Back fires" that were started to burn off brush and prevent further fires have gotten out of control and now Camp Pendleton has four very active fires burning out of control.

At this time, over 1/2 a million people have been evacuated and only about 100k of them have been let back into their homes, if they have homes to go back to.  It's hot as hell here, well let's be clear, it is HELL here of late.

Winds died down a bit and the MEGA BIG DOG planes that were supposed to be here to drop water are on the ground because there are no "spotters" to fly with them?  Yeah, I know I don't get that either.

More people have been evacuated here than in Katrina, fucking A.  San Diego may be a large city, but we have small town spirit.  We are organized, caring and smart.

That's it for now.  To bottom line it....................IT AIN'T OVER BY FAR
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Re: California fires
« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2007, 08:56:28 PM »
There is going to be an FBI news conference tonight offering a reward for information on the person or persons that set the fires.

 


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