Guitar Forums

Go Back   Guitar Forums > General > Open Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
Missinova
Official PRSplaya Groupie
 
Missinova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: HRM - Nova Scotia - Canada
Posts: 1,351
Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies
Default Forest Fire too close to home

Right now there is a forest fire raging out of control near our home.. Eric is at home, the power has been cut off and they have evacuated a huge area just east of our home, and blocked all the roads into the area - so I'm camping out at my Dad's because I can't get through.

The wind is gusting to around 50 mph.. so that isn't helping.
Doesn't look like our home is in danger unless the wind takes a huge turn.. but its a serious pain in the ass.
__________________
Mrs. G.

Soli Deo Gloria
Missinova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
Rustee
carbon based biped
 
Rustee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gulf Coast, Texas
Posts: 3,462
Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop Rustee likes poop
Default

That's crappy. I hope everything works out ok.
And Eric with no power...uh oh, that means he's prolly gonna pick up your acoustic with those nice new strings on it. Or have to cook all the meat in the house and drink all the beer, lest it all goes bad.
__________________
We all have our moments.
Rustee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 04:46 AM   #3
Revenge of the Naked Ape
Tinnitus Merit Badge
 
Revenge of the Naked Ape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,206
Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools Revenge of the Naked Ape has been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from elementary schools
Default

While I was stationed at Eglin AFB there were some HUGE fires farther East in the FL panhandle.


I was never in any danger or even inconvenienced by it, but a lot of friends and family called me up to ask about it.

"Uhh... that's a ways away from here and I'm kinda busy most of day... I don't know too much about it."
Revenge of the Naked Ape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 04:48 AM   #4
Skeleton Keys
Dorian's Deviant
 
Skeleton Keys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 136
Skeleton Keys Just getting started
Default

I hope you and your home turn out ok.
Skeleton Keys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
Missinova
Official PRSplaya Groupie
 
Missinova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: HRM - Nova Scotia - Canada
Posts: 1,351
Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies
Default

Update... I made it through to get home about 10:30pm last night (I fibbed a little to the RCMP as the main road was closed right before access to the road Eric and I live on)I just took some back roads and made it home ok. The power was turned back on to our area around midnight.

The fire is still burning and all the roads are still closed. I called the emergency number this morning to check on the roads and they said that If we don't have to leave - don't because there is no guarantee if I'll be able to get back because of the blockades... There are fire bombers in the area and many many departments of fire crews.. They let it burn all night and only fought it in the air to protect residential areas which were all evacuated and they are still not letting anyone back in the area.

We were lucky we weren't evacuated; the cut off for the evacuation is only a couple miles away. From what I can tell so far, the fire only came within about 3 miles of our home but is going away from our area towards the ocean...

I really feel for people who live past this area up on the Eastern Shore as the three main access roads into the area have all been crossed by the fire and are closed. The only way past the area is a 100km (approx 60miles) go around.
__________________
Mrs. G.

Soli Deo Gloria
Missinova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
Missinova
Official PRSplaya Groupie
 
Missinova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: HRM - Nova Scotia - Canada
Posts: 1,351
Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies
Default

Here are some pictures I took yesterday while trying to get home....



Stuck on the main highway heading to our community... I was there for almost an hour just sitting...



Another shot while sitting in my car...



This is the view from my Dad's front step, where I had to wait for a bit.





This was up on a hill by our house where you could see the fire... too dark to get a really clear shot.. The fire they said at that time was about 1.7km wide (just over a mile) and about 8 - 10km long (5 to just over 6miles). So this was just a small section of the fire...
__________________
Mrs. G.

Soli Deo Gloria
Missinova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
Hunter60
Senior Member
 
Hunter60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,419
Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass Hunter60 Sucks butter from a skanks ass
Default

Damn! That's rough. Hope all turns out well.
__________________
RIP Cleo. June 1998 - March 2011

Guardian, Warrior, Friend. You will be loved and missed always.
Hunter60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
iiholly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 6,343
iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard iiholly is an unapologetic snarky bastard
Default

Smores for everyone!
iiholly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #9
Missinova
Official PRSplaya Groupie
 
Missinova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: HRM - Nova Scotia - Canada
Posts: 1,351
Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies Missinova feels up puppies
Default

Update: The fire is still burning... However because the weather has finally cooperated - they are "cautiously optimistic" that it will be contained and under control today. Its further away from homes now than it was - so that is good.

Two homes burned down and about a dozen damaged.. which in the big scheme of things - Isn't that bad. Considering over 5000 people were evacuated and a thousand more were on High Alert to be evacuated.

No one was hurt.
__________________
Mrs. G.

Soli Deo Gloria
Missinova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
HDJ
Re-newed Senior Member
 
HDJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 772
HDJ The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking HDJ The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking
Default

That's great news.....Glad ya'll made it through okay.
HDJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Guitar Competition | Piano Lessons