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Wot 'appens when the lights go out!...>>>

Postby Fozzer » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:14 pm

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... o-18404313

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 552778.php

I've been following all this sort of news daily since landing in California in 1995 with my copy of "Flight Unlimited II".

I know all these areas like the back of my hand!

An annual wildfire hazard also experienced by Mike (emfrat) in Oz Land.

Too many buildings planted in amoungst too many trees!

Los Angeles is alight at the moment!

...and it's only getting worse!

Never learn!

Paul.... :ph43r: ....!
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Re: Wot 'appens when the lights go out!...>>>

Postby emfrat » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:37 pm

But good folks come to the rescue:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-21/ ... l/11603860

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Re: Wot 'appens when the lights go out!...>>>

Postby cowpatz » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:07 am

I would have thought that during fire season in California they would have permanently airborne fire spotters (or even thermal imaging satellites) that detect early signs of fire. In addition there would be heavy lift firefighting aircraft stationed nearby (or even airborne during peak times) on immediate standby. Hit them early and hit them hard. The cost of this would be minimal compared to the widespread damage and rebuild costs caused by these fires. They seem to wait too long before calling in the big boys.
Unfortunately the bush/foliage there has a high flash burn so spreads quickly and ironically most of it requires periodic burning to propagate.
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Re: Wot 'appens when the lights go out!...>>>

Postby Fozzer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:52 am

The recent disastrous wildfire which totally destroyed the small town of Paradise, in Butte County, North of San Francisco, California....>>>>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46193429

I followed the harrowing news and images, every day!

A heart-breaking experience for all the wonderful folk living there.

Typical of all Americans, they just shrug their shoulders, and start all over again! Amazing people!

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Postby Fozzer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:02 pm

...still going on, with fresh outbreaks...>>>

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california- ... 559121.php

These are areas I regularly "fly" over, in my Flight Simulators!

Paul.

...edited: I keep including my e-mail address!... :blink: ...!
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Postby Fozzer » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:34 am

...it's probably of little interest to my NZ Chums, but I do get these San Francisco updates in my e-mail every day, just to let me know what is happening in the land of my; "Flight Unlimited II"
...>>> https://www.sfchronicle.com/california- ... 559121.php

The next Big Earthquake is also on the books at the moment...
..remember to 1906 one?...>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_ ... earthquake ...
...similar to the Christchurch one!

Shake, Rattle, and Roll...with added Wildfire!

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Postby Fozzer » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:27 pm

Sunday 27th October.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50196185

Sonoma Valley: The Wine Country.

Devastation.

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Postby Fozzer » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:39 am

Monday 28th October 2019.

...and still, it goes on...

My part of the; "Flight Simulator World"....>>> https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox ... JpwFZGbxfk

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Re: Wot 'appens when the lights go out!...>>>

Postby Fozzer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:50 am

While we in Britain are paddling around in floods...>>>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50365468

....and California is alight with power-lines generated Wildfires...>>>

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... nts-photos

....Australia is in flames from Wildfires...>>>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50365131

Weather wins every time!

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Postby Fozzer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:56 pm

...more wet stuff in England, while the rest of the World is on fire!...>>>>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50372839

Good job the altitude of my house is hundreds of feet above River and Sea Level!

Tip: Never live on a Flood Plain....or amongst Trees!!

Paul...with my new, trusty Umbrella!..... ;) ...!
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Postby Fozzer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:51 am

Floods in England and Firestorms in Australia!...>>>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50383800


Time to be on the alert!

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