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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:36 PM
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Wish us luck in SoCal for the next few days - Santa Ana winds blowing, fires starting again.
Cal Fire is now reporting a brush fire between Fillmore and Moorpark in Ventura Co, 300+ acres, spreading rapidly, heading south ahead of 50+mph winds.

It's a blast furnace out there today, supposed to be 103F+.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:39 PM
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1. Take care up there, down here we are having
a red flag alert as well
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:43 PM
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2. The very best wishes and Good Luck
to stay out of harm's way..and for those Santa Anas to stop. If only there was some way to keep the fires from ever starting especially when the hot winds are Blowing!
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Creena Donating Member (501 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:51 PM
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3. The air conditioner exploded over the weekend.
Shook the windows and everything. I'm glad nothing dangerous happened as a result, because we back up to a very dry hiking trail.

It's hitting 85F in the house and the air conditioner guy isn't coming until Thursday. Ew.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:56 PM
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4. Yikes. You're gonna need some box fans
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Creena Donating Member (501 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:32 PM
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36. That IS with the box fans.
Ugh.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:56 PM
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5. Humidity is only 6%. Winds are strong out of the ENE. Moorpark and Somis at risk.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:57 PM
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6. There is oil infrastructure in the area.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:57 PM
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7. Sending positive thoughts to all SoCal DUers
I used to live in Newbury Park and then Oceanside.... :scared:. Stay safe.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:58 PM
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8. CBS 2 / KCAL 9 has good local coverage:
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:59 PM
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9. That's all we need is another fire. The Angeles Crest one is still burning.
:scared:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:06 PM
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12. The Station Fire (the big one in ANF) was scheduled to be 100% contained today.
Not anymore.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:48 PM
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18. God, this everlasting fire season is terrible.
:scared:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:00 PM
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10. Take care my brothers and sisters to the South!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:01 PM
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11. Starting to order evacuations. The wind is roaring so hard the TV reporter
almost can't stay on her feet.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:25 PM
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15. weird
im right outside long beach, no wind here and not all that hot.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:34 PM
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16. Well, Long Beach is by the BEACH.
Turn on KCAL if you don't believe me.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:47 PM
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17. dial it back a notch
i didnt say i didnt believe you. i also didnt say i was in long beach.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:22 PM
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23. You must not know much about SoCal weather if you don't understand
how wildly different one area can be from another.........lol
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:58 PM
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31. im sorry
i had no idea i was talking to dallas raines.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:43 PM
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37. Wow...
For someone who speaks such plain English, you sure are misunderstood... LOL! And there are three dots in a proper ellipsis, unless it ends a sentence... then there are four... with the final dot being the period....

Some people prefer a space ... followed by the ellipsis, and another space before the sentence continues. Some prefer to put the ellipsis smack-dab up against the word... then a space, followed by the remaining words. Both are correct according to The Elements of Style, and The Gregg Reference Manual.

But you knew that, I'm sure :)

Glass houses :)

Little pictures :)
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:36 PM
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38. oh sure
who doesnt know that?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:07 PM
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13. One structure has been lost, on some ranch. Firefighters coming in from around the west.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:12 PM
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14. On the bright side, apparently this same area burned just 3 years ago, so
there isn't the heavy brush buildup like we saw with the Station Fire.

But the wind can wreak real havoc, especially if it gets down onto housing tracts.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:50 PM
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19. All weekend long our firefighters have been readying their gear
No fire here..but they were out there in force, and are ready to go again..

Damn socialists, ready to spend my tax dollars helping out someone else instead of kicking back at our firestations, watching tv.. :rofl:
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:50 PM
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20. Stay safe!
Property is replaceable.

But you are irreplaceable.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:31 PM
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24. NTW, I'm far from harm's way.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:16 PM
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21. good thoughts, ya'll!
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 05:42 PM by mike_c
Stay safe, think nonflammable thoughts!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:31 PM
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25. Hey, mike c, send rain south!
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:43 PM
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29. check your PM....
Wish I could have sent some rain!

Actually, we're having a BEAUTIFUL summer up here, not much rain so far. We did get some last weekend, though.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:21 PM
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22. Oh shit, hope they don't start near Corona again.
Last year my whole neighborhood went up in flames. Hope this doesn't happen again. :yoiks:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:32 PM
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26. Nothing left to burn down that way.........
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:32 PM
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27. So far not a whisper of a breeze yet.. It's coming though
:scared:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:33 PM
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28. Now at 1500 acres; 400 firefghters on the scene, 2 firefighter injuries already.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:44 PM
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30. I always worry about you guys down there.
My daughter lives in Santa Monica which isn't in the fire zone, but still I always feel a personal connection whenever the fires rage.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:04 PM
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32. Too bad we can't send you some of the umpty ump inches of rain we just got
Here in GA..

Take care y'all, hope everyone and their property comes through this OK.

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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:15 PM
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33. oh no... here we go again ...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:16 PM by AsahinaKimi

I asked my best friend in LA if the fires were out. She said "for now.." and so here we go again..
Three years of drought, vegetation like a tinder box, people throwing cigarette butts out their car windows...The air already choked with car fumes, and other kinds of pollutants.. and the start of a new fire season. Not to mention, these fires ..in the winter, after rain storms, cause mud slides..

Seems things just get worse and worse for LA. I lived in Santa Barbara for a while, and have seen mudslides but only heard about the fires there. Moving back to the Bay Area, at least we have better weather and air quality..though I have heard Santa Cruz recently had a bad fire..and of course there was one in the Oakland Hills. This State has gone though so much lately.. its terrible!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:23 PM
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34. 6000 acres already. Yikes.
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:11 PM
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35. Take care and may the powers that be
have mercy on all the people in your area.
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