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Thank you Maria and everyone
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Posted to Thread #29917 at 4:25 pm on Oct 17, 2017
we are home. I don't think there is any imminent danger to the town of Santa Rosa any more but the air quality is still bad and the fires are still burning in the hills. There are still some areas in Santa Rosa under mandatory evacuation and those areas are blocked off by police and military. We sent our youngest daughter to stay with family in San Diego because she has issues already with her lungs so we didn't want her breathing this air 24/7.
A lot of people we know lost their homes and some lost their jobs. I drove the I5 south to Los Angeles last week and there was haze from the fires all the way to the Grapevine pass where you get into the mountains north of L.A. On the way back was similar. Haze as far as you could see on the horizon. If you are not familiar with California to put that in perspective, that would be like seeing smoke in the sky in Philadelphia from fires in Maine. When we took the 80 east to Sacramento last week you could see the fires in the hills in Napa from the interstate and it was tough to breath driving through Fairfield and Vacaville. The oncoming headlights were sick yellow instead of white.
There are hundreds of fire trucks, military vehicles of different shapes and sizes, ambulances and red cross vehicles in Santa Rosa right now. A lot of people are still displaced but there are a lot of volunteers and supplies helping people. The parking lots at the fair grounds are full where people are receiving shelter and service for themselves and animals. Otherwise people are going about their business. Many wearing masks. Some people even walking around smoking cigarettes.
Other messages in this thread:
- 29917. Update on Paul – they are safely evacuated and hope to be back in a few days - MariaDNoCA - 1:17am on 10/14/17 (14)
- Thanks so much for the update, Maria [NT] - colleenmomof2 - 8:57am on 10/14/17
- Whew!! Thank you so much for this update Maria!! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 11:17am on 10/14/17
- Thank you for letting us know. I do hope his home stays safe. [NT] - Lana in FL - 11:46am on 10/14/17
- I have been wondering about them, thank you Maria [NT] - KarenNoCA - 12:28pm on 10/15/17
- Thx so very much 4 keeping us apprised of P's situation. What good news! [NT] - wigs - 10:39am on 10/16/17
- Thank you Maria and everyone - pmassell_93 - 4:25pm on 10/17/17
- So good to hear from you Paul! Thoughts will continue to be with you, yours and all affected [NT] - deb-in-MI - 6:51am on 10/18/17
- Glad you are okay, these fires have been really scary. - Heather_in_SF - 1:23pm on 10/18/17
- we had fog early and I think that helped - pmassell_93 - 8:56pm on 10/18/17
- So glad you're safe. I know those fairgrounds. I have fond memories of attending... - Michael in Phoenix - 3:50pm on 10/18/17
- so you were one of those guys chucking the telephone poles? [NT] - pmassell_93 - 8:52pm on 10/18/17
- Naw, not me. My best friend was part Scottish on his mom's side, so we enjoyed... [LINK] - Michael in Phoenix - 10:25am on 10/19/17
- ...amen. [NT] - MarilynFL - 6:04pm on 10/19/17
- So relieved to hear from you. Glad you and family are safe. [NT] - barb_b - 6:46pm on 10/22/17