Monday, November 12, 2018
A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR CLAN
Last Thursday the deadliest and most devastating fire began just 120 miles from us.
Our Nieces and Nephew and their families are directly in harms way.
As of this evening they have all evacuated and are staying safely with family and friends.
The outcome of their homes and property is unknown at this time.
It does look like perhaps 2 families have lost their homes.
One niece worked at the Feather River Hospital as a nurse.
The hospital is totally destroyed but everyone was evacuated from it.
The photos I took of the air quality 120 miles from the conflagration show how bad it was getting.
It only got worse later in the day.
One can taste the air and our clothes smelled from only a few minutes outside.
Our home at 3:30PM. The sun was a big orange and brown ball.
The photo doesn't even show the thickness of the smoke in our backyard.
Looking down the street in our front yard.
You can see how the smoke is just hanging in the air. It was touching the ground.
Enlarge the photos to see it better.
A friend posted this picture of the Pacifica, CA. pier.
This is the city we used to live in.
It's the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 miles from San Francisco.
That makes it 3 1/2 hours from the "Camp Fire".
Camp Creek is the name of the area where Paradise, CA is ...was...
99.9% of that beautiful old town is GONE!!
It's so hard to believe how fast the fire roared through the area.
Continued prayers appreciated and when I learn anything I will update.