Tuesday, October 23, 2007

California's Wildfires

Here are a few pictures I took tonight to show you how bad our air is at the moment. You can see it really well at dusk. During the day it is just a haze. We are staying inside as much as we can and we have our air conditioner running to help with the air circulation in the house. Our dogs are also inside with us. Those of you that actually know us, we can't harm our animals either! Many of our neighbors haven't even brought their animals out of this air for whatever reason. I am just glad that today's winds were not as bad as yesterdays.

This information on this link is using data from yesterday. It has evacuated about 750,000 as of today. Here is a link to one of the many news stories being published.
California wildfires: Firestorm 2007

My family and I are safe at the moment. We are about a quarter mile from one of the evacuation centers. Without giving too much personal information about us through the internet, I can say that we will be safe through most of this huge ordeal. The Santa Anna winds are dying down and the humidity index is finally hitting double digits for us. There has been one life lost and about 21 injured. I am so thankful that it wasn't many many more considering the number of households evacuated and the number of houses lost.

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