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littleman

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California burning again
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:20:04 AM »

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 03:30:51 AM »
Ran to the bluff today and it looked smokey and I wondered if there was a fire. Winds *are* out of the NW right now, though, so it could be.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 12:10:16 AM »
/r says this was taken while trying to escape the Paradise fire.

https://i.imgur.com/3CwV90i.gifv

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 01:49:09 AM »
That video is incredible.

The air quality is extremely poor here today, they passed out masks at the kids school.  Its been looking like sunset all day long, everything has an orange hue.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 02:29:49 AM »
There's a firm that came up here and felled a bunch of dead trees, chipped debris and did a significant portion of the work that allowed our neighborhood to survive our fire this summer.

I just found out that 20 of them lost their homes in the Camp fire and the crew chief did not lose his home, but his whole extended families lost theirs.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 02:39:02 AM »
That's too bad.  So many sad stories coming out.

Here is a satellite photo of Camp Fire


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Re: California burning again
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 11:06:29 AM »
Seriously, this seems the most out of control this year, or have I not been listening properly?
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Re: California burning again
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 07:34:01 PM »
I think they are the fastest moving and I also think they are the most urban, which makes things seem worse and makes it actually worse.

Fast moving: the two fires burned 100,000 acres in a day. Our big fire burned 96,000 acres between July 13 and Aug 20, and a fairly sizable amount of that acreage was burned on purpose by the firefighters.

Seems worse: a hospital burned down! From the perspective of fire behavior, a hospital is a the same as a warehouse which is the same as a barn which is the same as a forest. But from a perspective of shock and loss and human tragedy, that's a lot worse, so a lot more media.

Actually worse: when a fire breaks out in a very rural area and the first few hundred firefighters show up, they basically just defend the important structures and let the fire run until they get more support. When it breaks out in a heavily inhabited area, they have to have a very different strategy and it makes it complicated to figure out where to draw lines, what to defend and what to let go.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 05:25:43 PM »
Not sure if you guys know Declan Dunn but he has been in the affiliate and online marketing industry for as long as any of us. He lost his house, his pets, and the only thing he has are the clothes on his back. Lost pretty much everything in the fire. Rare that you see a whole town destroyed like this.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 09:42:54 PM »
Declan Dunn was a big motivator for me when I was just getting started as an affiliate.

Sad to hear!

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 01:52:15 AM »
I don't know Declan, but he seems like a nice guy.  I hope he rebounds alright.

 

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 08:27:55 PM »
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PARADISE, Calif. — The wildfires that have laid waste to vast parts of California are presenting residents with a new danger: air so thick with smoke it ranks with the dirtiest in the world.

On Friday, residents of smog-choked Northern California woke to learn that their pollution levels now exceed those in cities in China and India that regularly rank among the worst.

In the communities closest to the Paradise fire, an apocalyptic fog cloaked the roads, evacuees wandered in white masks and officials said respiratory hospitalizations had surged. Nearly 200 miles to the south, in San Francisco, the smoke was so thick that health warnings prompted widespread school closings. Even the city’s cable cars were yanked from the streets.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/us/air-quality-california.html


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The smoke from California's deadliest fire is so thick that it's blotting out the sun and lowering surface temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit (6 Celsius), according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Smoke-from-California-fires-is-so-bad-that-it-s-13395205.php