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Forest Fires

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 11:56 pm
@ehBeth,
It is such an awful thing and I feel for the people who loses everything and do not know how the future will look.
Also so much nature destroyed.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 12:39 am
@saab,
It's really a catastrophe, an area roughly 10 times the size of Manhattan. (Where I live, we have ten thousand less inhabitants, so I really can imagine the amount of persons who lost their homes.)
And no rain clouds are expected around Fort McMurray until late Saturday, with a 40% chance of showers, according to online forecasts by Environment Canada.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 12:54 am
@ehBeth,
Goddam. Wishing people all the best. : (
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2016 08:33 pm
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/05/devastating-canadian-wildfire-may-double-in-size.html#jumpLink

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The record-breaking wildfire that has engulfed the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada over the past week may yet still double in size, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Friday night, warning that, “in no way is this fire under control.”

The Associated Press reports that due to bad weather conditions, including continued high temperatures, dry weather, and high winds, the fire grew on Friday from impacting around 100,000 hectares to more than 156,000 hectares, and another likely two-fold increase in size would encompass additional forested areas, possibly reaching the border of the neighboring province, Saskatchewan, some 90 kilometers east of Fort McMurray.

In all, as much as 300,000 hectares (1,100+ square miles) may have either been burned or still be on fire by the end of Saturday. The fire has been so intense, it has even created its own weather at times, complete with lightning that has helped start new fires.


technology maybe not at its best

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One evacuee watched his house burn down on his smartphone via a home security webcam while sitting in his truck after having escaped the fire just 20 minutes earlier:
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 02:55 am
@ehBeth,
How truly sad that must have been. What torture.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2016 08:26 am
It is hard to comprehend so much destruction and the inability to bring it under control.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 12:01 pm
fire growing again

on the upside - a change to the weather is forecast
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 04:11 pm
@ehBeth,
Hopefully some drenching rain and no heavy wind.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2018 07:03 pm
@Sturgis,
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