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SHE'S A POWERFUL FORCE -- NATURAL DISASTERS
(11-14-2018, 01:22 AM)LoveĀ Child Wrote: I just started bawling.
That is so terrifying.

I had the same reaction and I did the same damn thing while listening to the nurse tell her story. I have no problem picturing all of this in my head and it's so awful.
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It was cool to see so many people (including some of the country's top chefs) volunteering and cooking Thanskgiving meals for the victims of the Camp Fire and the firefighters yesterday.

The recent rain has helped firefighters get the fire 95% contained. Now, we're hoping the rain isn't followed by flash floods and mudslides.

The Camp Fire, north of Sacramento, burned for 15 days. It is the most destructive in California's history. 84 people are confirmed dead, over 13,000 homes were burned down, and 239 square miles of land were blackened (that's twice the size of Detroit). 560 people remain on the 'missing list'.

With the fire threat receding, teams in hard-hit populated areas focused on the search for additional victims, particularly in Paradise, a retirement community with a population of 27,000.

Paradise (which Trump called "Pleasure" twice during a press conference earlier this week - derp) suffered the bulk of the deaths when the swift-moving fire, which broke out Nov. 8, swept through the town with little advance warning.

More: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018...090704002/
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Southern California Roller

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Earthquake damage on Trona Rd. Evacuations required at nearby Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years left scattered damage this morning and was felt from Las Vegas to Orange County, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake, with an early magnitude of 6.4, was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert and about 150 miles north of Los Angeles.

Reports of scattered damage, including rock slides and fires, rolled in by midday.

At least four large aftershocks, from 3.5 to 4.7 magnitude, and dozens smaller were recorded, officials said.

In Los Angeles, the temblor was felt as a long, rolling quake, and buildings rocked back and forth for at least several seconds.

Fortunately, the quake wasn't centered in a highly inhabited area this time and I haven't heard of any fatalities thus far.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/04/earthquake-b...oss-socal/
https://heavy.com/news/2019/07/californi...os-damage/
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Holy crapola, I shouldn't complain about the hot temps here!!! Smiley_emoticons_skeptisch
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We were a hundred miles away than we would normally be. But man did it roll, thought I had a sudden onset of vertigo. I couldn't see anything noticeable looking at the nest cam though.
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Did you feel the one a few hours ago? I saw some video of the water in a pool and it was shaking pretty violently. It was wild looking.

Several years ago LC and I were chatting and we both had a WTF moment at the same time. There was an earthquake on the East Coast. Certainly nothing like they are experiencing in California but substantial nonetheless. It was centered in Virginia so it's not surprising I felt it but she felt it up on Cape Cod too. It is very bizarre to feel the earth undulating beneath your feet. I cannot imagine being in a skyscraper, it must be terrifying.
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They said it was a 7.1, and that maybe at least 5.0 or greater after shocks are to be expected for the next several days! Smiley_emoticons_skeptisch

Is this the prelude to "Big one" that's anticipated to occur "some day"! Hope not!
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(07-06-2019, 05:07 AM)Duchess Wrote: Did you feel the one a few hours ago? I saw some video of the water in a pool and it was shaking pretty violently. It was wild looking.

Several years ago LC and I were chatting and we both had a WTF moment at the same time. There was an earthquake on the East Coast. Certainly nothing like they are experiencing in California but substantial nonetheless. It was centered in Virginia so it's not surprising I felt it but she felt it up on Cape Cod too. It is very bizarre to feel the earth undulating beneath your feet. I cannot imagine being in a skyscraper, it must be terrifying.
Do you think LC is watching over us? Do you ever have any LC moments, where you think she is around you? Or in your dreams. I hate it that she is gone.
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(07-06-2019, 11:55 AM)aussiefriend Wrote: Do you think LC is watching over us? Do you ever have any LC moments, where you think she is around you? Or in your dreams. I hate it that she is gone.


Well, I'm Catholic and I have a few freaky thoughts regarding the dead and their place among the living.
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