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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    gettin' mighty sporting 'round here with these fires...

    just ran 5 cases of drinking water and some sandwiches down to the firefighters handing the fire in Leander, and these guys look tuckered out.
    so far, the fires that are close are to me are moving away from me... which is good, 'cuz it's about a 1/2 mile away.
    luckily, they aren't as severe as the fire scorching Bastrop... that one is a doozy... 25,000 acres and hundreds of homes burned.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

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    Those are good folks there, don't you be mockin them. Why the hell you living out there? Working down teh road at "the Ranch"? Or whatever they are calling Meridell now?
    yeah, they are good folks... but i won't stop mocking them, i wouldn't be me if I did that

    i'm retired.. don't work anywhere.
    i moved out here because i found the amount of land i was looking for at the right price. i'm setting up a sort of family commune for my family

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Thrilla, Removable and anyone else in the vicinity of the fires, I hope you'll all escape with your loved ones and possessions in tact. My thoughts are with all the people of Texas who are suffering through this disaster. Lord knows I've seen my share of disastrous fires in California. Fingers are crossed for everyone.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    "Despite a public call by Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to pray for rain over the weekend, major wildfires continue to rage on across the state."
    Fighters From 43 States Battle Far-Flung Texas Wildfires - NYTimes.com

    "The fires aren't due to climate change, but the changing climate, I think, has been a contributing factor. I can't imagine that climate change hasn't had a deleterious impact," said Dave Cleaves, the climate change adviser for the U.S. Forest Service."
    Drought: Fires scorch more than 1M acres of Texas, burn hundreds of homes -- 04/21/2011 -- www.eenews.net
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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Thrilla, Removable and anyone else in the vicinity of the fires, I hope you'll all escape with your loved ones and possessions in tact. My thoughts are with all the people of Texas who are suffering through this disaster. Lord knows I've seen my share of disastrous fires in California. Fingers are crossed for everyone.
    Thanks for your concern. Fires are 12 miles from us, but we have smoke and some heavier ash fragments.

    Just dropped off an SUV load of diapers, baby food, juices, etc...as requested by area shelter. As long as things don't move any closer to us we will try to help victims any way possible.

    It's very bad in so many areas (about 5 adjoining counties) as thrills will attest.

    Thanks again...

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Yes, so many fires in so many different areas. I hope you all are hosing down your roofs and perimeters just in case. I keep reading about the terrible winds.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    To any an all those that are in harms way because of these fires, you have my prayers and sincere hope that you all are safe and that your property is saved from any harm.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    This year is unbelievable. The amount of land now burned in Texas is greater than size than the entire state of Connecticut, and more than 1,000 homes are gone so far. In the Magnolia area, fire came within a few hundred yards of my band's studio, and the home of our band leader. It was brought under control yesterday, but just a little while ago, it flared up again. I have many friends in the area who have been forced to evacuate, and I am praying for all of them. Earlier this year, the sister of the leader of the band I used to play for lost her home to a wild fire.

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that we played a benefit for the victims of those first wild fires, and now we have more which are even larger. Texas has been in a drought for more than a year, and the long range weather forcasts predict this continuing into next year, and even beyond that. If it does, then you can look for some areas of Texas, which had been green, to become desert. Texas will be America's new Dust Bowl if a miracle doesn't happen.
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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This year is unbelievable. The amount of land now burned in Texas is greater than size than the entire state of Connecticut, and more than 1,000 homes are gone so far. In the Magnolia area, fire came within a few hundred yards of my band's studio, and the home of our band leader. It was brought under control yesterday, but just a little while ago, it flared up again. I have many friends in the area who have been forced to evacuate, and I am praying for all of them. Earlier this year, the sister of the leader of the band I used to play for lost her home to a wild fire.

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that we played a benefit for the victims of those first wild fires, and now we have more which are even larger. Texas has been in a drought for more than a year, and the long range weather forcasts predict this continuing into next year, and even beyond that. If it does, then you can look for some areas of Texas, which had been green, to become desert. Texas will be America's new Dust Bowl if a miracle doesn't happen.

    I am so very, very sorry.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    We've got guys from Fort Worth and Dallas fire departments coming down to help in CenTex, and I hear whispers that some of our surrounding states are trying to see who they can spare to come down and provide our guys with some relief.

    It warms me to see so many people stepping up to help out through donations, volunteer time, spreading the word on needs, etc. This has been a terrible year for wildfires, but we'll rally.
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