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Old 10-09-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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Just took this picture

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Old 10-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #2
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Holy Mackerel! This ones close, the winds are intense and blowing my direction.

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That doesn't look good, stay safe!
My oldest daughter (in Santa Rosa) was evacuated early this morning from the Santa Rosa/Napa fire. My youngest just texted me a few minutes ago (far side of town towards Napa) that her area is beginning to evacuate, on notice for possible mandatory evacuation. Winds are pushing the fire like crazy.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:14 PM   #4
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My wife is headed home. She never does that!

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wind gusts of up 50mph

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A friend in Petaluma said it went around her. Emergency shelters open, etc.

This is serious stuff. Just as serious as the hurricanes.

wow!
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Stay safe Mike


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Wow, that's way too close, same for DSConstructs, I heard about the red flag warning today for southern California and heard the ones up in Napa and Sonoma are really going off, went from 200 acres to 20,000 acres overnight with people barely getting away from them they're moving so fast.

Good luck to both of you and anyone else, hoping we'll be spared down here, it's bone dry out in the back country.
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This is about 3 or 4 miles from me

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We've got a whole neighborhood going up! Unbelievable!

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Gotta' be unnerving watching it creep up on you guys in California... hope everyone stays safe...
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http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/2...y-12262945.php

Stay safe Mike. Start watering down the house.
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The winds are so intense it's blowing the water away from the fire as the fire fighters spray the homes.

This is the worst case scenario. Massive Santa Ana winds. It's hot winds that blow at this time every year. Today was the first day of those winds.

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My home is the gray one with the tailgate of my truck showing

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Well on the positive side... at least you enough pics on CT documenting work you've done on your house for insurance purposes if things go south...

Just curious... At what point do you determine to get out of Dodge? When it's a coupe houses away?
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I'm sure you're ready to go but it might not be a bad idea to get out now. The news just came in that 1,500 homes burnt earlier today up in northern California.
Really scary with the ferocious Santa Ana Winds blowing like they are.
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Oh man talk about a bad situation to deal with. Grab what's irreplaceable and take off before it gets too nuts.

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My home is the gray one with the tailgate of my truck showing

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how far do away is the fire in this photo?

what is the evac plan?
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That's too close for comfort. Talk about scary!
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:21 PM   #20
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The roads are jam packed. I couldn't get out if I wanted to! My local golf course I believe is toast as well as the homes around it.


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