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In A Cashless World, You'd Better Pray The Power Never Goes Out

I don't know how much of an issue it is in the California fires, but during the BC fires credit and debit cards didn't work and many people had no way to buy fuel to leave, most gas stations closed or empty. It's such a damn good idea to keep some cash on hand. Look at Puerto Rico. The hurricane decimated the island, and people have had no access to their accounts.

Being evacuated from your home is distressing. We had the bad luck to be evacuated twice in a day. Got chased out of our house by the army then chased out again from where we went to. Drove all night and caught an hour's sleep in a parking lot. Couldn't get a hotel room because of the dogs, were barely allowed to let them out of the vehicles to pee, a cranky camp ground attendant scowling while we walked the dogs. Three large dogs. You feel like a vagabond, a burden to others. A beggar. No where to go, animals are stressed, you don't know when you can go home or if you even have a home left standing to go to. No work for months, no income, but bills still have to be paid. We did end up at a friend's farm and actually had it good compared to others who had no money, no vehicle, nothing but a cot in a school gym. I bless my foresight keeping cash in the house, jerry cans of fuel and a bug out bag. Don't ever ever underestimate the importance of having a plan in place. No matter the emergency, be ready.
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(10-11-2017, 10:22 PM)shakeyflyface Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 09:42 PM)rube Wrote: [Image: Wildfire-Stunning-Public-Domain-460x284.jpg]
hell on earth

Is that a recent California fire pic, rube?  Scream1
That reminds me of the upcoming Only the Brave trailer...

Canyon Fire 2: Firefighters make progress, expect full containment by Saturday

oops sorry about that,  apparently the site I copied it from used a North Carolina fire pic for their California story..why do that??
below are some images of the current fires

[Image: California-Wildfires-October-9.jpg]
[Image: 2017-10-11T093017Z_1_LYNXMPED9A0NV-OUSDN...A-FIRE.JPG]
[Image: california-fire-1-rt-jt-171010_4x3_992.jpg]
[Image: california-wildfires-01-ap-jef-171009_4x3_992.jpg]
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Pretty crazy, rube.  Not sure if those would be the Northern California or Southern California fires.  This is a SoCal image from  an article from the 9th, which looks just as bad as anything that might be going on up north, anyhow  1dunno1

[Image: fire-1fa6q9o-640x427-640x489.jpg]

60% containmemt, reported recently, here...
Canyon Fire 2 at 60 percent containment; 9,217-acre blaze destroys 23 structures damages 36

State prisoners are a ‘valuable resource’ on the front lines of Canyon Fire 2

Quote:After burning 9,200 acres, Cal Fire reported that the Anaheim Hills fire was 60% contained as of Thursday morning.

All evacuation orders have been lifted. The fire destroyed 23 structures and damaged 36 others...
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We only have resources to slow the fires, not stop them – fire ecologist

Fire Ecologist at Audubon Canyon Ranch, Sasha Berleman, tells RT America that the resources they have are focused on saving lives, keeping the flames from populated areas, and providing for those being evacuated.

No one can resist the truth wrapped in a good joke.

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(10-12-2017, 09:35 PM)rube Wrote: [Image: maxresdefault.jpg]

No fires in L.A. or Hollywood today, thankfully Chuckle Scream1
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Think of the money that will go to fix all this, a portion of which could have been spent on putting power lines under the earth. California isn't the only place which must face this. Didn't power lines coming down at 35mph or so that were said to be able to hold winds of 56mph cause, or help to significantly manifest the fires? I think other things contributed, unnatural things, but power lines can be useful weaponry in fire country.
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Unpinning at OP's suggestion as the other thread is about the bigger fires where 31 now confirmed dead.

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