California Fires

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  1. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    Well, this picture out from the side of my house onto a 4pm sky sorta sums it up:

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    No sun, just thick smoke and maybe some thin clouds at the top, and I'm a few dozen miles out from the actual fire. This afternoon the wind picked up and blanketed the area with the smoke, sun sorta disappeared and everything took on that orange hue.
     
  2. Ev!L-aLphA

    Ev!L-aLphA | n f e c t e D

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    im in escondido no school and also the highest polution rate:uhoh:
     
  3. tek

    tek New Member

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    Looks pretty, and evil alpha take care of yourself brother.

    :hmm:
     
  4. Ev!L-aLphA

    Ev!L-aLphA | n f e c t e D

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    thanks man

    :dead: <---- thats how it feels here :/

    just another day of cs/w3/mp2 and chatting :/ and chocking

    thanks agian
     
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    iKwak New Member

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    It is sad to see families losing their home and their valuables like photos and what not.
    And talk about the smokes. Smoke reached the pacific ocean and still going.
     
  6. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    Talking about fire just watch this image from Nasa about the fires in Portugal this summer:

    http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/Europe_W/2003/FSMHSpor217_MO.jpg


    Thousands of People lost everything this summer and hundreds died....very said indeed..........

    http://www.estranhomasverdade.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8746


    :( :(



    Last report of Direcção-Geral of the Forests
    More than 362 a thousand hectares of area ardida in Portugal since the beginning of the year


    This year 362,246 hectares of weeds and forest area in Portugal arderam, until the o day 31 of August. In accordance with the last flash report of Direcção-Geral of the Forests (DGF), the districts of Castello Branco, Portalegre and Santarém had been reached by the fogos.

    In a report divulged in its small farm online, the DGF indicates that these values include already the areas ardidas in the concelhos of Idanha-a-Nova, Nisa, Monchique and Silves.

    Of the districts afectados for the flames since the beginning of this year, Castello Branco leads the list with 85.373 hectares ardidos, or either, 24 percent of the total of the area entered for the DGF. Follows the districts of Portalegre, with 75.023 hectares consumed for the flames (21 percent), Santarém, with 64.091 hectares (18 percent), and Faro, that was with 43.893 hectares destroyed for the fogos (12 percent).

    The regions of the Alentejo, of the Ribatejo and West and Algarve meet equally enter afectadas, with 98.395 hectares consumed for fires (27 percent), 50,133 (14 percent) and 43,894 (12 percent), respectively.

    Second exactly report, the biggest forest fire number - considered as such when one hectare is destroyed or more than area - occurred in the districts of Braga (413), Port (404), Viseu (391) and Real Village (380), representing in its 46 set percent of the total.

    How much the fogachos - fogos that they consume less of one hectare - the biggest incidence was verified in the districts of the Port (2956, 25 percent) and Braga (1679, 14 percent).

    The region of the one Between Douro and Minho is afectada wants in fire number wants of fogachos, the the 42 equivalent percent of the total number of cases.

    1 of January enters and 31 of August had been registados 3447 forest fires and 11,778 fogachos, indicate the document of the DGF.

    Of great occurred fires, they had this year been already refined 135, responsible ones for 82 percent (298,604 hectares) of the total of the area ardida until entered here.

    The report of the DGF is based weekly on the information sent for the seven Direcções Regional of Agriculture supported for the data supplied for the regional structure of the National Service of Firemen, as well as of the National Body of Forest Guarda.

    Although the value of the refined ardida area for the DGF to have gone up for more than 362 a thousand hectares, this value continues to be inferior to esteem for Comissão Europeia, who according to its the Center of Common Inquiry indicated that the fires will be able to have afectado about 405 a thousand hectares of forests, agricultural matos, areas and urban zones in Portugal.

    In declaration to the Lusa, source of the DGF nominated clarified that the difference of values if must to the fact still not be refined the totality of the ardidos hectares, the agricultural area.

    This value took the European Union to attribute to Portugal 31,6 million euros through deep its of solidarity, sum on this side of the waited one for the Portuguese Government. However, the European Parliament already made to know that it waits an increase of the sum of the aid.
     
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Yarr... I be blind!

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    The BC Fires were really bad this year, lots of fire... people lost homes :(.

    Got a lot of smoke here in town for quite a while, made for some extremely interesting sunsets.
     
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    any news on this yet, have they stopped it or is it still rampaging?
     
  9. losingstreak

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    Should've seen it on saturday here in Riverside. Looked like armageddon outside. The entire sky was a dark orange the entire day. Ash has been falling like mad since. I got about 18 pieces of ash in my eyes walking to and from class today...so awesome
     
  10. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    I saw some pictures from Riverside, it was... disturbing. On Saturday here it was like snow with the ash - just kept falling down onto everything. I'm pretty sure that they haven't stopped it right now, since Tuesday afternoon they said it had gotten worse and threatened to break containment. Hm, a portent for our new governor? :p
     
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Yarr... I be blind!

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    Pfft... ash like snow, we have real snow:

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  12. toddsmack2k

    toddsmack2k It Never.....

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    Stay safe Joe! I hope the fires subside soon.
     
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    Well here in LasVegas some 250 miles east, the winds kicked up and are skys look the same as Californias. Its smells like a big BBQ. Plus the dust is being kicked up so we have dusty stinky fog like weather here to. And for the people that are cought up in these big fires my heart goes out to you. God bless those brave Firefighters that are trying to SAVE what they can.
     
  14. IslandGirl

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    We took a trip to Death Valley(352 miles from the fires) yesterday and we could smell the smoke.

    A really good friend of mine lost his brother-in-law in the fire two days ago. He was a firefighter.:tears:
     
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    sinjin the last samurai

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    digerati Everyones life has worth

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  17. ToshiroOC

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    Even the ghosts don't like the smoke.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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