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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Residents Return After Highway 211 Brush Fire - San Antonio & Texas News Story - KSAT San Antonio

    THIS forced my wife and I, along with hundreds of others to flee.

    I was asleep at 1300 Friday, when my wife who works out here at the TRP came home. I had left my phone up in the front, on vibrate. "We have to evacuate NOW"

    I got up, looked out my front door... and we packed the essentials, some clothes, very little else and bailed. That story though, is inaccurate. They just let us home at 1915 Saturday evening, and to make matters worse, they had closed the Red Cross shelters LAST NIGHT, even though the 80 some odd tennet's here at the TRP were unable to return home.

    The wife and I stayed with Family, and it was a bit scary. I'll post pics I took later after I've had some time to relax, at home. The important bits:

    No homes lost, no lives lost... and we're home in time for some FOOTBALL.

    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story...iqLmZxyMA.cspx

    http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/loca...ideoid=2832224
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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    I'm glad your home was spared, and your loved ones... furred and unfurred... are safe.

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    Re: Wildfires Around Austin, Texas Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "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
    George Bush Park, here in Houston, burned to the ground the other day. 1,500 acres gone, but no homes lost. Perry can stop praying any time now.
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