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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 11:57am

 Rod wrote:

We are fine here, thanks for asking! About 5 minutes away in Montecito though is a lot of devastation. It is horribly sad. After almost a year of no rain, a massive rainstorm hits at exactly the worst time in the burn area. The photos and video are unbelievable. The latest report says 17 dead and many still missing.  A lot of people apparently ignored the mandatory evacuation alerts thinking it was an overreaction and just didn’t leave. Heartbreaking. Hearing the stories from the survivors, it’s just unreal! 

 
scary stuff

glad you guys are safe and sound

{#Good-vibes}


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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 11:36am

 Alexandra wrote:

 

 

Glad you're okay!



 
Thanks Alexandra! We are about to go on a walk near Butterfly beach to see what we can see, but they may not be allowing people in there yet and we don’t want to be in anyone’s way.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 11:00am

 Rod wrote:

We are fine here, thanks for asking! About 5 minutes away in Montecito though is a lot of devastation. It is horribly sad. After almost a year of no rain, a massive rainstorm hits at exactly the worst time in the burn area. The photos and video are unbelievable. The latest report says 17 dead and many still missing.  A lot of people apparently ignored the mandatory evacuation alerts thinking it was an overreaction and just didn’t leave. Heartbreaking. Hearing the stories from the survivors, it’s just unreal! 

 
 

 

Glad you're okay!


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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 10:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:



It's so easy to say "everybody knows" but obviously, messages need to be repeated. Wildfires lead to disaster when the rains come. I have seen a few people post "we're safe at home," and, well, no they probably better double-check your evacuation routes now and have all those valuables moved to a storage unit in Kansas for a while. 
 
I was always under the impression, though, that the rains were so devastating because the grasses etc that held the soil in place were gone. This says that the fire and gases from the burning materials actually creates a water-repellent layer in the soil. (around 8:30 in the video) Innerestin'. 
 



 
Yes, I think it’s a combination. Once the vegetation burns, the slope becomes a feeeway for any water that hits it. I heard something similar regarding the high clay content in the soil in this area. It basically gets baked by the heat and gas, almost like pottery, and becomes this almost impermeable layer keeping the rain from soaking into the ground, hence the flooding and debris flows.
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:41am

 Rod wrote:

We are fine here, thanks for asking! About 5 minutes away in Montecito though is a lot of devastation. It is horribly sad. After almost a year of no rain, a massive rainstorm hits at exactly the worst time in the burn area. The photos and video are unbelievable. The latest report says 17 dead and many still missing.  A lot of people apparently ignored the mandatory evacuation alerts thinking it was an overreaction and just didn’t leave. Heartbreaking. Hearing the stories from the survivors, it’s just unreal! 

 


It's so easy to say "everybody knows" but obviously, messages need to be repeated. Wildfires lead to disaster when the rains come. I have seen a few people post "we're safe at home," and, well, no they probably better double-check your evacuation routes now and have all those valuables moved to a storage unit in Kansas for a while. 
 
I was always under the impression, though, that the rains were so devastating because the grasses etc that held the soil in place were gone. This says that the fire and gases from the burning materials actually creates a water-repellent layer in the soil. (around 8:30 in the video) Innerestin'. 
 




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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:34am

 miamizsun wrote:
hey peeps 

has anyone seen or heard from rod?

montecito has serious mudslides

 
We are fine here, thanks for asking! About 5 minutes away in Montecito though is a lot of devastation. It is horribly sad. After almost a year of no rain, a massive rainstorm hits at exactly the worst time in the burn area. The photos and video are unbelievable. The latest report says 17 dead and many still missing.  A lot of people apparently ignored the mandatory evacuation alerts thinking it was an overreaction and just didn’t leave. Heartbreaking. Hearing the stories from the survivors, it’s just unreal! 
sunybuny

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 9:19am

 miamizsun wrote:
hey peeps 

has anyone seen or heard from rod?

montecito has serious mudslides

 
Man, my heart goes out to them.
Hope they are all safe.
miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 7:49am

hey peeps 

has anyone seen or heard from rod?

montecito has serious mudslides
kurtster

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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 2:41pm

 Rod wrote:
We didn't think this was going to be possible, but we are within a few blocks of the voluntary evacuation zone. Staying home from work today to monitor the situation. Unfortunately, no rain in the forecast.

 
{#Hug}

This pic is from the 14th.  {#Eek}

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This one is more revealing and gives a better indication of where things are.  Bigger




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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 10:24am

 miamizsun wrote:

damn

stay safe bud

 
Thanks, will do!
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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 10:03am

 Rod wrote:
We didn't think this was going to be possible, but we are within a few blocks of the voluntary evacuation zone. Staying home from work today to monitor the situation. Unfortunately, no rain in the forecast.
 
damn

stay safe bud
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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 9:34am

 Rod wrote:
We didn't think this was going to be possible, but we are within a few blocks of the voluntary evacuation zone. Staying home from work today to monitor the situation. Unfortunately, no rain in the forecast.

 
 

Rod

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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 9:19am

 Alexandra wrote:

 
Oh wow - I have been so worried for you all. Do you think you'll have to evacuate? Is there any chance of rain soon? (I remember my first December there being a little rainy, but the heavier ones came in January).

 We didn't think this was going to be possible, but we are within a few blocks of the voluntary evacuation zone. Staying home from work today to monitor the situation. Unfortunately, no rain in the forecast.


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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 9:04am

 Rod wrote:
T photo IMG_62101_zps8avfrhmg.jpg
The view from our back deck this morning. The Thomas fire has just exploded into Montecito, the firefighters' worst nightmare.

 
 
Oh wow - I have been so worried for you all. Do you think you'll have to evacuate? Is there any chance of rain soon? (I remember my first December there being a little rainy, but the heavier ones came in January).
Rod

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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 9:00am

T photo IMG_62101_zps8avfrhmg.jpg
The view from our back deck this morning. The Thomas fire has just exploded into Montecito, the firefighters' worst nightmare.


Alexandra

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Posted: Jun 19, 2012 - 7:25pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

You can tell they're natives because they still have their adipose fin. 

 

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Posted: Jun 19, 2012 - 7:23pm

 Alexandra wrote:

 
You'd think the citizens would want to celebrate the crap outta summer, since it's so brief (according to natives).

 
You can tell they're natives because they still have their adipose fin. 
Alexandra

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Posted: Jun 19, 2012 - 7:19pm

 Rod wrote:

Yeah, that's surprising. I just googled and found nothing for a Portland solstice parade. You'll have to get on that and help keep Portland weird! {#Propeller}

 
 
You'd think the citizens would want to celebrate the crap outta summer, since it's so brief (according to natives).
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Posted: Jun 19, 2012 - 7:16pm

 Alexandra wrote:
Pssst! Rod! Over here! (So we won't threadjack)
 
Rod wrote:

It's this next weekend. {#Sunny}{#Dancingbanana_2} And the confetti is usually out of my hair and ears by late August. I'd bet you have a good Solstice parade up there too?

  
None that I know of..........but I'm a newbie.

 
Yeah, that's surprising. I just googled and found nothing for a Portland solstice parade. You'll have to get on that and help keep Portland weird! {#Propeller}
Alexandra

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Posted: Jun 19, 2012 - 7:10pm

Pssst! Rod! Over here! (So we won't threadjack)
 
Rod wrote:

It's this next weekend. {#Sunny}{#Dancingbanana_2} And the confetti is usually out of my hair and ears by late August. I'd bet you have a good Solstice parade up there too?

  
None that I know of..........but I'm a newbie.
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