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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

tis the season

hn picture

this is a picture of the cave fire that erupted suddenly at 430pm yesterday and has been burning since that time
it at the time i am writing this blog 0% contained
the wind has slowed some but it is due to increase again at daybreak

why did this happen
this area where the burn is occurring is near the areas where other fires have burned in years past

these fires are a fact of life
i was thinking yesterday when this all started that this is like tornado season in the south
like a tornado there isnt much you can do to protect yourself just be ready to run if it gets close to you

this area has not had any rain for over 6 months so you can imagine how dry all of this stuff is
plus there has been drought in this area for the last several years

its just waiting for something to happen
usually its a spark from the wind blowing the electric lines that starts all these disasters

the most notorious event in recent years is the thomas fire since we moved here
followed by the terrible montecito mud slides

the storm thats about to ruin a lot of folks thanksgiving across the united states with all kinds of bad weather
this storm approaching is what started this mess we have now
as the storm approaches the winds have increased to 75 mph
coming zipping down the moutains out to the sea
carrying with it the fire that dashed down the mountain towards santa barbara

as i sit here writing this blog this morning i can hear the nighthawk helicopters flying over on their way to dump water on the fires
this storm will also probably end this for us tonight as there is rain 1-3 inches in the forecast
it should put all the fires out
all that rain on ground that just burned can leave the ground unprotected
leaving the area at risk for mudslides and floods
all winter long

from here these storms and the one behind it will come to where you live
flooding causing tornadoes freezing lots of places dumping snow and ice everywhere its real cold
this thanksgiving is a weather event thanksgiving
it will be a good day this thanksgiving to stay inside and eat turkey and watch football

this fire has lead to mandatory evacuation for the area across the street from my community garden
and from ms bs prek
about a mile away above our condo there is voluntary evacuation

the mandatory evacuation got extended to just across the freeway from ms b and mr hs house

we arent evacuating but we will if we need to

i am due to volunteer in the garden but may have to cancel out if the fire gets too close nad if the air quality is too bad
i remember working in the garden during the thomas fire and being uncomfortable with burning eyes and burning lungs

i think ill make it a slug day and stay inside

if the fire doesnt take off again and the rain starts up in 24 hours and if the winds die down
we will be able to stay in our condo and be ok

it may be a race against the wind and the fire and the onset of the rain tonight
here is hoping the rain wins the battles

i thought about all this fire business
i think i would almost rather be in a tornado than these fire things

we do as a society need to be more aware of climate change
we have to do our part in slowing it down
the man made part
we have to make decisions about where folks live and how they live

i like tornado warnings better than fire warnings

i dont like either of them

the organicgreen doctor

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