Monday, June 17, 2013

...and then, there were none!

Yesterday brought fabulous news... our neighborhood's status was changed from "Mandatory Evacuation" to "Pre-Evacuaion". That means our evacuees could return him, as long as they were ready to evacuate within an hour. So, at 8:30 PM, when the announcement was broadcast, all of our guests packed up...


.... and left. 

Do you blame them? (Was it something I said?!)

The horses will remain until the pre-evacuation status is changed. Then they, too, will be back in home paddocks and pastures. What a wild week it as been.

The fire is not out. There are still many people who remain on mandatory evacuation, and many people who do not have a home to come home to. How devastating. The incident commander feels that he may have this 'wrapped up' by the end of Thursday.

The current evacuation map is as follows:


The Black Forest Fire statistics are as follows:

Containment: 65%
Deaths: 2
Acres Burned: 14,198
Homes Destroyed: 483

It has been a wild and crazy week!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping us informed. So nice that you could be there for your friends and their ponies.

    Hey, guess what....I'm on my 5th Laura Crum book (kindle too).

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  2. Good news, I hope the winds stay calm and some rain would be good! :)

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  3. I've been following the fire from soggy upstate NY. What lopsided weather we have! I hope you and your friends remain safe and the fire is contained 100% pronto!

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  4. Good news. I hope it continues to improve. In the meantime, start doing a rain dance!

    Cindy Bee

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  5. Glad they got to go home! That's promising and I hope more good news keep coming! No more fires!! I wish I could send all the rain we've been getting.

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