NOTICE: FLORIDA WILDFIRES
Due to the spreading wildfires, residents of a county less than 30 miles from where I live were evacuated 3 nights ago. As the fires from Georgia continue to push south and west into Florida, there is growing concern here.
For the time being it seems that we are okay, but I wanted to post this notice just in case.
If we receive an evacuation order, I will not have the opportunity to post a "going away" notice. So, if I should "disappear" for longer than a couple of days, it is because I have been forced to leave.
I will post here again once the danger has passed.
Thank you all for your understanding.
Wow, hope you don't have to leave your home. Be Safe!!! D
No way?? I haven't been watching the news but it's been getting really bad my car was cover in ashes last night (
Sorry for all that have to go through this (
Fire sucks ( thats what i'm the man of ice ;)
hope you are OK
Thanks everyone - like I said, for now we're fine - but I wanted to post "just in case". We've got a wind advisory now, which is not good when there are wildfires, but we shall see...
NOAA says a storm system is heading your way. should help )
I sure hope so Jenn - as I was driving home I could see the heavy blanket of smoke to the east and the highway that my street turns off of disappeared into thick yellowy-gray smoke up about 5 or 6 miles. You can smell it and you can see a haze everywhere. It burns my eyes. You can bet I'm praying for rain!! In the meantime, we're getting our 6-day emergency kits together...
On the upside - there's been no power interruption and nothing on the local radio station - so hopefully everyone is just on edge for nothing.
I'll keep y'all posted )
Gosh! Good luck...hope everything's ok. That kind of stuff's scary!
Ash has started to fall from the sky.
But no call to evacuate yet, so it's just an annoyance at this point.
Kind of exciting in a twisted sort of way...
Wow! I would be staring out the window all day! HEHE but thats me the big wimpy scardy pants...
Hope everything is going alright!! I will go do alittle rain dance for ya wink wink [/colorf50a4b7a10]
Keep us updated!! I hope everything is alright - I will also do a raindance for ya lol )
It is kinda cool to watch - it reminds me of living in Cleveland watching the snow fall - except it's not cold and miserable lol
...course the snow can't burn my house down... P
Well, the ash continued to fall throughout the night and this morning the smake was very thick. The one thing that kept running through my mind was the special on the history channel about the eruption of mount vesuvius where they did the dramatization of what the people in pompeii went through - falling ash, the sun darkened by the smoke...
But the sky last night was black and there was a deer in the neighbor's yard, so I don't think we're in imminent danger.
But my husband and I are going out of town anyway for the weekend to get away from the smoke and to just take a little break. So I won't be online tomorrow at all and probably very little tonight and Sunday...
Yeah my parents live in FL and said the air is very smoky
Well, have a great weekend with your hubby and when you come back hopefully it will all be under control.
BE SAFE DEAR - ENJOY THE WEEKEND. You are in my prayers.
Take care. A fire is nothing to take chances with. Hope it all works out for you. Ill also say a prayer to all out friends in flo. (Fred)
What about the goats?
yep. goats to.
The goats can live for a day and a half - as a matter of fact all the animals were fine and are now super-happy to have us back D
And we had a wonderful weekend hanging out in Clearwater... Now it's back to the grind (
Hopefully it's all cleared up soon, I couldn't stand living in those conditions (
What part of Florida are you from? Im from Cape Coral and theres fires about 20 minutes from here in Lehigh Acres
We are in North Florida just west of the junction of I-75 and I-10.
I'm very happy to report that even though the fires are not completely resolved yet, they are supposedly contained and the smoke is clearing more each day - at least for now...
That's awesome to hear that things are alright!
Big War Bird
Good to hear things are getting better, sorry we georgians exported our fire!
[quote6a4f45e65e="Big War Bird"]Good to hear things are getting better, sorry we georgians exported our fire![/quote6a4f45e65e]