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Offline Richard/RMW

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Paradise lost
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:12 PM »
Everyone has seen it in the news this past week but this latest disaster hit our family personally, my niece lives (lived?) there. They all evacuated safely but confirmed today that they lost both her home and her husband's mother's home.

Beyond the loss of personal property it struck me how this disaster is so debilitating, she described losing her daughter's school, dance class, doctor's office, veterinarian, friend's homes and on down the line. Our home was damaged in Sandy but we had a community to return to and rebuild, I don't see that happening in Paradise. I cannot get my mind around the emotional impact of losing everything material connected to your daily existence.

Thoughts and prayers to anyone impacted by these events.

RMW
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Paradise lost
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Its pretty brutal. I have friends that live out there and in the surrounding areas. Very sad the stories they are telling. Here in Sacramento it looks like a fog everywhere and smells pretty bad of smoke. A minor inconvenience compared to what those in Paradise are experiencing for sure, but still, the fires are affecting people for many miles around.
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Re: Paradise lost
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 01:03 PM »
  This is a disaster beyond belief and the fires and damage still not finished, let alone those still missing people. Thoughts and prayers.
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Paradise lost
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 02:13 PM »
We are starting to get some rain today, that will help a lot.   

As other have said, it's a terrible situation.   The SF Bay Area has had unhealthy air all week (better today), but that's nothing like what the folks near the fires.

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Paradise lost
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 03:27 PM »
We are starting to get some rain today, that will help a lot.   

As other have said, it's a terrible situation.   The SF Bay Area has had unhealthy air all week (better today), but that's nothing like what the folks near the fires.


Same with Sacramento on both the rain and terrible air quality. Just starting to get over a sinus infection I got from all the dang smoke.
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