Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Marvey, Dec 5, 2017 at 10:16 AM.
Please stay safe everyone in Cali.
Glad to know everyone who frequents here from the area is safe so far (knock on wood). We've have a family friend who got burned out in Ojai last night and other friends who got burned out in Sonoma earlier in the fall (after having lost their earlier home in the Lake Fire as well). Another friend is currently under evacuation from the Thomas fire.
For what it's worth if the smoke gets bad there, these N95 particle masks were a godsend during the Napa/Sonoma fires (comfortable to wear for extended periods). But hopefully the fires will be brought under control faster than they can ship...
Stay safe and here's hoping the winds die down soon!
^Was strange today seeing people wearing surgeon's masks and no sunglasses.
Skirball fire is close by, but luckily for us is on the other side of the 405. Feel bad for Bel Air.
We are packed and watching, wont' take any chances.
Damn. The animals must be freaking out too. I hope all you folks are OK.
LOL. I was wondering why zero traffic from Calabasas to Sherman Oaks. At one point I was worried I was driving into an Escape from Los Angeles situation, or if there was a jewish holiday I had forgotten about.
This showed up on my work Slack this morning:
That looks like something straight out of a movie @Vansen . Stay safe everyone. I guess I left Cali at the right time. Though I did spend most of my time in Santa Barbara, I did also spend some time in Ventura ><. Tis a shame.
Santa Barbara gets its share of devastating fires as well, and remains vulnerable in the current fire.
405 is open again at least.
Things look good for us now, will have to see what happens tonight.
Not nearly as fun as LA riots.
Can smell the smoke from Anaheim now.
Stay safe guys
Looking good here so far.
I hope everyone is safe. My sister is in ready to evacuate mode.
When I remember waist-deep water also known as sewage, I think I couldn't face it again, I'd just prefer to drown. But a couple of feet of filthy water and the loss of some of one's favourite things is something one can recover from: fire, not so much.
Atheist, but praying for you guys anyway...
I will never complain about my commute again...
So that’s what a commute from hell looks like. Everyone be safe and get out if you have to. I have friends in the Napa area that barely made it out in time, they waited too long.
Earthquakes, fires, mud slides, drought, flooding... CA needs to work on it's people skills.
A friend from work said he drove on the 405 just before they closed it, and that picture is real.
Danger has passed for us, but here is something to think about.
If you could pack up a car or two of stuff, what would you bring? The first car was easy, pictures, DVD's with home movies, important records, hard drives full of pics and videos, other irreplaceable stuff.
It was the 2nd car that was harder for me. We filled it mostly with clothes, and what you would need to live short term if your house was really burned down. Only my andros and dx50 were going for music. Not much fits in two cars. And thats if you're lucky, and would have time to pack up the cars.
Another thing I've looked at is how much insurance I have, and is it really enough to rebuild the house if the worst happens.
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