Login Register

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 19 posts ]   
Author Message
 Post subject: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:11 am 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 1:42 pm
Posts: 7893
Location: Fields of Rohan
Religion: Eorlingean Catholic
Church Affiliations: KC
I stayed home from work (I work nights driving truck) and prepared my family to evacuate. It was such a crazy day, I slept finally three hours but my DW woke me twice in a panic because of new info she wasn't sure how to deal with. Later I laid down and was woke up two more times by emergency messages for areas to evacuate. We have packed essentials as best we can and have an evac route down to my mom's an hour south of us. It's smoky there too, but from distant fires that aren't a threat at all.

It's a big adventure, definitely an opportunity to detach from goods. I can hear the water tankers flying in the distance. Hopefully they'll be able to keep flying all night long. It just dawned on me. The highway is silent. It's sooooo quiet in this room. Normally I can hear the highway several blocks behind our house constantly. It's silent. The fires were less than twenty miles away when this all started. It's probably less than half that now. The evacuation shelter is about sixty blocks east of me. Anything east of that is supposed to be evac'd.

https://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/User ... 201900.png

That's a link to what we're looking at. Level three is get out now. Level two is voluntarily go. Level 1 is get ready to go. We're get ready to get ready to go, I guess.

2020 is going to go down in Oregon as a very bad year. I think God's got his belt off. For those of you who grew up with spankings, you know what that means. It's not like we don't have it coming.

_________________
"We all got it comin', Kid." William Munny

Twitter: @blueyedmule


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:58 am 
Offline
Board Administrator
Board Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:44 am
Posts: 19303
Religion: Catholic
:pray: Neighbors to the south. I do get it. It has been a crazy year. Can we cancel it? No? Well I am quite done.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:47 am 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33974
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
:pray:

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:11 am 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:47 am
Posts: 9107
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: Third Order Lay Carmelite
:pray:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:18 am 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 1:42 pm
Posts: 7893
Location: Fields of Rohan
Religion: Eorlingean Catholic
Church Affiliations: KC
We decided to evac to my mom's an hour south. Slaved several hours getting stuff packed and loaded, finally made our break. Got down to mom's, the air was so thick it was like a nice day in L.A.. We ended up turning around and coming back. She has fires coming up out of the south and also smoke blowing in from another large fire on the coast. Supposedly we're supposed to get a break I think on Thursday when the winds go back to traditional directions for the season and basically blow these fires back into themselves; having no fuel they starve out. Please God that happens.

_________________
"We all got it comin', Kid." William Munny

Twitter: @blueyedmule


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:29 am 
Offline
Board Administrator
Board Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:44 am
Posts: 19303
Religion: Catholic
:pray:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:47 am 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:22 pm
Posts: 19804
:pray:

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:42 pm 
Offline
Potty Hollerer
Potty Hollerer

Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:47 pm
Posts: 9275
Religion: Catholic
:pray:

_________________
ImagePrayers for all who have requested prayer, or for whom prayer has been requested.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:56 pm 
Offline
Highness
Highness

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:52 pm
Posts: 6665
Religion: Christian
Near zero visibility here in Portland OR. Twilight zone for days. 3 solid days of nonstop wind knocked down trees and power lines starting fires. Multiple towns within 45 minutes of the city are evacuated. There are reports of multiple arrests connected to arson.

https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/

_________________
But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20


Last edited by EtcumSpiri22-0 on Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:20 pm 
Offline
Head Administrator
Head Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:24 am
Posts: 73632
Location: Music City
Religion: Catholic
:pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:57 am 
Offline
Our Lady's Gladiator
Our Lady's Gladiator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:26 am
Posts: 105530
Location: Revelation 11:19-12:1
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus
:pray: :pray: :pray:

_________________
All Marian devotion begins with Christ,is centered on Christ,and ends with Christ.
As Mary brought Jesus to us,so shall She bring us to Jesus!


De Maria numquam satis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pm 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:34 pm
Posts: 36624
Location: San Antonio
Religion: Catholic
:pray:

_________________
Formerly LiveByFaithNotSight
1HCaAC = One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
"Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere." - G. K. Chesterton


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:47 pm 
Offline
Highness
Highness

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:52 pm
Posts: 6665
Religion: Christian
Like the levees in New Orleans, forest management was never a consideration here in Oregon.
When the point is made, the brilliant politicians immediately change the subject to climate change.
But they sure did a number on plastic grocery bags.

_________________
But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:00 pm 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 1:42 pm
Posts: 7893
Location: Fields of Rohan
Religion: Eorlingean Catholic
Church Affiliations: KC
We're still waiting on a break from the smoke. It's gotten even worse, "dense smoke advisory" through I think tomorrow morning. Maybe some break coming Monday, but by Thursday we may be looking at thunderstorms. As dry as it is, this is BAD. More fires is the last thing we need, though thunderstorms generally put the fires up in the Cascade Mountains where folks don't live near as much, rather than all this man-made highway fires.

_________________
"We all got it comin', Kid." William Munny

Twitter: @blueyedmule


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:44 pm 
Offline
Highness
Highness

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:52 pm
Posts: 6665
Religion: Christian
BlueyedMule wrote:
We're still waiting on a break from the smoke. It's gotten even worse, "dense smoke advisory" through I think tomorrow morning. Maybe some break coming Monday, but by Thursday we may be looking at thunderstorms. As dry as it is, this is BAD. More fires is the last thing we need, though thunderstorms generally put the fires up in the Cascade Mountains where folks don't live near as much, rather than all this man-made highway fires.


Yeah, can barely see across the Willamette River to Forest Park from St Johns, where I live. Portland, which is easily seen from the St Johns bridge, is invisible in the graybrown haze.
My friend who lives in Molalla said they evacuated the town 2 days ago. Most of Clackamas County is in the red evacuation zone. Damascus is still in the yellow zone where some friends live. They are saying that the fire has stalled in north west Clackamas County short of Damascus and Happy Valley and Lake Oswego. Hopefully that will hold.

_________________
But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:06 pm 
Offline
Highness
Highness

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:52 pm
Posts: 6665
Religion: Christian
Saw my friend (lives in Damascus),which was just adjacent to the evacuation zone, at church this morning. He said he had already moved his family to his parents home. The winds and fire died down over night. He plans to move back home tomorrow.
The winds died and the fire stalled and burned itself out before it took out the northwest corner of Clackamas County on its way to Portland. Up til this point the fire was moving fast, fueled by the wind and temperature. Both have dropped enough to stall the inferno in this area. Several areas are now downgraded from level 2 (be ready to evacuate) to level 3 (stay alert but not in immediate danger)

Those prayers work. But dont let up. :pray:

_________________
But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:20


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:34 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 9:23 am
Posts: 19356
Location: NYC area
Religion: Catholic
:pray:

_________________
A modern day Shunamite woman. (2 Kgs. 4:26)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:29 pm 
Offline
Prodigal Son of Thunder
Prodigal Son of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:54 am
Posts: 40411
Location: Ithilien
Religion: Dunedain Catholic
Church Affiliations: AWC, CSB, UIGSE-FSE (FNE)
:pray:

_________________
Formerly Bagheera

"Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King." (1 Peter 2:17)
Federation of North-American Explorers - North Star Group - How You Can Help


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forest Fires are Surrounding My City in the East
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:43 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:13 am
Posts: 473
Location: Houston TX
Religion: Catholic
BlueyedMule wrote:
We're still waiting on a break from the smoke. It's gotten even worse, "dense smoke advisory" through I think tomorrow morning.

Not to make light of the situation, but I guess those face masks are finally going to be put to better use.

_________________
For every honest, inoffensive, harmless citizen, there is a bureaucrat waiting to goof him up. - Mike Royko


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 19 posts ]   


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Jump to: