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Another bad fire burns a town to the ground

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  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Yeah I've seen that on the news.in which their not sure if everyone got out alive or not.when it comes to one city.
     
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    I know Paradise because it was the back way into the mining claim when the main road was blocked by land slide. Still too close for comfort. No sign of winter rains yet either.
     
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    There is a little in the 10 day forecast, let's hope that it opens the storm doors and they get lots of rain after that.
     
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    Here in Reno, I've seen repeated forecasts for rain about 10 days out. But it keeps getting changed as the date gets near. Still no rain here either.
     
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    One can hope....

    Usually the weather turns mid-November, so let's just go with that.
     
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    I hope they get at leat,some of this rain we're getting here in east tx..
     
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    It's been raining up here in Oregon too. I hope some heads south soon, because we have a wet week forecasted here so I know it's not too far away.
     
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    Just read.5 ppl found dead from the fire.and it appears they died while trying to escape it.
     
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    jimLE; that speaks to having a bug-out-bag ready to go and the means to go, even if that is on foot, bicycle, motorbike or car/truck. It appears that most of the town was encircled by fire, hence the need to know your escape routes.
     
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    Yeah.im thinking,that they should of known a better route.but yet.that fire was on top of the town real fast.so they was probally taking the only,or best route.plus,it's all to easy to get confused,turned around wrong to getting scared and paninic..
     
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    It shows that knowing EVERY or at least multiple routes away from your location is going to be invaluable. As well having a way to get real time intel on what is happening.
     
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    Been watching the news about the fires.so many homes have been destroyed.
     
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    Hopefully we will learn something from this. Forest management practices are very poor. We need to fix this problem now.
     
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    Re the weather, I've just checked the local forecast and we have 10 days, at least, of rain starting 7 days from now. That means it's coming from California which is good for their fire danger. This also points at a possible flood and mud slide problem...

    Reno, NV 10-Day Weather Forecast - The Weather Channel | Weather.com

    You can use this link and aim it at your local area, in the US.
     
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    I use the weather channel, as well a couple of others..for constant weather updatestfrom midnight tonight,till noon tomorrow aint looking to good.we've been getting rain.now we're looking at a winter freeze. .i won't be getting out tomorrow.
     
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    Stay warm and dry...
     
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    Bring it on.
     

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