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Old 09-11-2015, 04:40 PM
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This fire is less than 5 miles from my Home, our Lake has been diminished to send water to SoCal, this is just one of many fires currently burning here in CA, what to do.

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/fa...lake-oroville/
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And we have been asking for authorization to go out there and help fight them (aerial firefighting) but can't get federal funding to do so...
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:47 PM
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Sorry bro. Tough situation. Take care of yourselves and don't worry about "things".

Wish you the best.
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Sorry bro. Tough situation. Take care of yourselves and don't worry about "things".

Wish you the best.
Thank you, unlike most I keep a few boxes of goods (food, clothing etc) ready in case we need to evacuate. I appreciate your guys thoughts
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I've lived in in CA twice in my life. It's an amazingly, stunningly beautiful state...

Good luck, man. Hope your house is OK.
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When they showed the NATIONAL radar map today, they pointed out the biggest area of cloud cover was actually smoke from a 150 sq mile fire.
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Hang on brother, keep yourself and your family safe, that's all that matters. Everything else can be replaced.
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Originally Posted by 530 Boat Man View Post
This fire is less than 5 miles from my Home, our Lake has been diminished to send water to SoCal, this is just one of many fires currently burning here in CA, what to do.

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/fa...lake-oroville/
Not sure his is the appropriate time, but "what to do?" - leave California.

With a governor, like Jerry Brown, the state is broke.

BTW, 70% of the rain/sleet/snow that falls in the state washes right out to the Pacific Ocean, unused.

Why?

I lived in Southern California. On the beach. Left in the late 1980's and would never go back.
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If you dont have a personal fire plan for your house / location and your in the line of the fire and upslope then not being there is probably the best move. Whats the rate of spread, how fast it it moving, is it heading your way, whats the road access like, how many road options, can the roads be cut by falling trees etc etc.

If in doubt leave early and in daylight if possible. Given your post was 6 hrs ago your getting close to needing to do something I would guess.

Good luck

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Old 09-12-2015, 12:42 AM
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Biggest shithole state get out now while u can
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I just checked and west of California is a vast ocean and the technology exists to desalinate seawater. There is also the option to use reclaimed water for things like irrigation and to build more reservoirs to store water. Maybe California's water problems are more political than technical.
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Very sorry for you and your family. Stay safe. Having said that, Kali's problems are a direct result of failed liberal enviromental policies'.
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Mojo on the fire front. Stay safe.
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Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your State has been completely taken over by "Complete Political Nut Jobs". It comes down to this: "Everything it gets, it deserves"

I would use this opportunity to move the hell out...NOW!

Good luck, keep alert, stay informed, and prayers sent.
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Very sorry for you and your family. Stay safe. Having said that, Kali's problems are a direct result of failed liberal enviromental policies'.
The guys house may be burning down and your about politics? Class act.
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The guys house may be burning down and your about politics? Class act.
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Plus they have no idea the lake was built by the State purposely for water supply and from what I read is a State Park. Whole area looks beautiful. I can see why you would live there despite the fire dangers.

To the OP - Is it not available for firefighting purposes now?

Hope you fare well. From what I read one good thing they are going to go back to the yearly or periodic managed burns so the underbrush doesn't ever get big enough to light off the trees.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I just checked and west of California is a vast ocean and the technology exists to desalinate seawater. There is also the option to use reclaimed water for things like irrigation and to build more reservoirs to store water. Maybe California's water problems are more political than technical.
It makes me think of the time when they had rolling blackouts. They F the people in Ca. all the time, this is just another fine example of how the politicians out there care for the public.


To the OP,
Best of luck, move to Jersey, where they at least use some lube.
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Good luck to you 530, I've visited your beautiful state many times and I will visit it again, pay no mind to the peanut gallery here.
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I'm no liberal or Jerry Brown fan but if you look at the actual numbers CA has made a lot of strides to pull back from the financial brink.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...-swells-budget

Again, best of luck to the OP as he faces a real crisis.
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I hear the Kardashians and Tom Selleck have plenty of water
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