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bdmazur
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Much much worse than last time. We're evacuating north.

For context, this picture was taken mid-day.


[Edited on December 11, 2017 at 5:44 PM. Reason : -]

12/11/2017 5:43:20 PM

bdmazur
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And here is the view at night.

12/11/2017 5:44:49 PM

JT3bucky
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A.) that's horrible and I'm sorry to hear about this again.

B.) You have really great photography there

C.) Move

12/11/2017 5:47:22 PM

dtownral
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an ocean on arrakis?

12/11/2017 6:04:21 PM

beatsunc
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dang global warming

12/11/2017 6:41:25 PM

Nighthawk
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The spice must flow!

12/11/2017 6:55:09 PM

The Coz
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That looks. . . not good.

12/11/2017 10:29:55 PM

Dentaldamn
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I was in Santa Barbara in July and i thought the sky was red then.

Jesus!

Be safe!

[Edited on December 11, 2017 at 11:00 PM. Reason : Good lord ]

12/11/2017 10:58:13 PM

bdmazur
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^That was my wedding weekend. We got lucky and it rained just in time to stop the fire from growing.

This one is already the 5th largest fire in California history, and still growing.

Quote :
"You have really great photography there"

I'm not sure who took the originals, but I think they are from a local photojournalist.

My wife and I are safe, she has family in Fremont so we took it as an excuse to visit. But we're worried for people who aren't smart enough to get out. Every news and radio broadcast is saying to wear masks outside because the air is toxic from all the smoke and ash, and masks are being given out for free at every grocery store and pharmacy, but we saw way too many people without them on our way out of town.

12/12/2017 3:07:23 AM

UJustWait84
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Stay safe!

12/12/2017 12:47:14 PM

wdprice3
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#TnP

12/12/2017 7:02:29 PM

bdmazur
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My wife and I were in the bay area for a few days, then came back when the air quality had improved. But then late last night was a terrible gust of wind that spread the fire and now the city looks like the set of a Roland Emmerich film.

12/16/2017 6:20:35 PM

BigMan157
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i have it on good authority that you've been lighting shit on fire for the last 4 days

12/16/2017 6:25:29 PM

tulsigabbard
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the firefighters have done an amazing job protecting life and property. fire consumed everything for miles around the town of ojai but they saved the town.

http://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2017-ventura-county-wildfire?hl=en&llbox=34.805%2C33.649%2C-116.444%2C-119.959&t=TERRAIN&layers=5%2C16%2C17

[Edited on December 16, 2017 at 6:48 PM. Reason : incredible]

12/16/2017 6:46:35 PM

bdmazur
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And now...it's raining. A lot. Too much. The hills are unstable from the drought and the fire, so now there are landslides and mudslides all over the place. In fact the rain has already taken more lives today than the fire had the entire time it was burning. I guess we were more prepared for the fire. But damn, we can't catch a break.





[Edited on January 9, 2018 at 2:14 PM. Reason : -]

1/9/2018 2:13:59 PM

justinh524
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That's why you don't live in California.

1/9/2018 2:42:27 PM

Bullet
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yeah, you live in the Southeast, which occasionally gets wrecked by hurricanes and sweltering heat.... rr the midwest, which occasionally gets wrecked by tornadoes... or the Northeast, which occasionally gets wrecked by blizzards (and hurricanes)

1/9/2018 2:50:24 PM

justinh524
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All of which are better than living in a place prone to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes.

1/9/2018 3:01:09 PM

Bullet
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Ok.

1/9/2018 3:03:00 PM

justinh524
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Also they ain't got no Bojangles

1/9/2018 3:37:59 PM

bdmazur
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The fire last month was the biggest in California history: 2 deaths (including 1 firefighter).

Floods and mudslides since last night: 13 deaths.

A man I know was hanging on to a tree branch for four hours until the rescue team could get to him. His wife is still missing. Things are BAD.

1/9/2018 7:31:03 PM

bcvaugha
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damn son. stay safe. don't forget the tsunamis

1/9/2018 7:35:17 PM

0EPII1
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God is angry wid Cali cuz of teh LGBTQXs

1/9/2018 8:14:38 PM

bdmazur
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^And the legal reefer

1/9/2018 8:58:15 PM

tulsigabbard
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I don't see why so many people had to die. For some reason, people are afraid of fire but think they can ride it out if its water and mud. We saw this storm coming days in advance and everyone near burn areas or hills should have evacuated for a few days. Many places even had mandatory evacuations.

The disaster awareness/preparedness/literacy in this country is terrible.

1/9/2018 9:00:11 PM

aaronburro
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1/10/2018 12:54:56 AM

tulsigabbard
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Just because you don't know something, doesn't make the thing you don't know a troll. The mudslides are connected to the fire. Everyone in the area knows a torched hill turns to mud the first good rain. The first good rain was predicted to be this 4+ inch event.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/04/after-big-wildfire-losses-southern-california-braces-for-new-threat--mudslides.html
Heres an article from January 4th. IMO, They did a great job warning the public.

1/10/2018 1:47:31 AM

wolfpack2105
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^we all know you are a troll

1/10/2018 8:08:29 AM

BigMan157
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on the plus side, it's too wet for things to catch on fire again easily, probably

1/10/2018 9:45:07 AM

scotieb24
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Sorry about your situation but I can't help but think about this every time I read the thread title

1/10/2018 1:14:44 PM

bdmazur
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Quote :
"on the plus side, it's too wet for things to catch on fire again easily, probably"


Too many thoughts and prayers for rain during the fire. The Good Lord must have been playing catch up and finally got around to answering all of them, but at an incredibly unfortunate time.

1/10/2018 5:01:49 PM

bdmazur
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This is the major highway that goes through town:

1/10/2018 5:02:47 PM

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Just think of all the economic stimulus that will come from the money spent on the clean up.

1/10/2018 5:41:15 PM

tulsigabbard
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And it snowed overnight in Ojai

1/10/2018 7:46:28 PM

ncsuapex
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We don’t need no water. Let the motherfucker burn.

1/10/2018 10:26:11 PM

bdmazur
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^^^Not so sure that will come even close to making up to all the business lost during the fire and the flood...especially locally owned businesses and the tourism industry.

1/11/2018 7:32:01 PM

bdmazur
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17 dead. 25 hospitalized. 8 still missing.

1/11/2018 7:47:58 PM

tulsigabbard
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Cuba does annual evacuation drills. probably something we should institute.


We were actually hoping the Matilija dam would break because they've been trying to find funding to demolish it for decades. Water overtopped it but it didn't fail. Crazy because the reservoir was empty 15 months ago.

[Edited on January 11, 2018 at 7:53 PM. Reason : uff]

1/11/2018 7:52:46 PM

JayMCnasty
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^ watched damnation on Netflix. Great story about the artist who does those and his reasons behind it.

1/12/2018 12:33:33 AM

rjrumfel
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Hey bdm, any plans to move?

I sometimes wonder why people would locate in a place where there are so many ways mother nature can ruin your day, but of course the same thing could be said of NC sitting in the middle of hurricane alley.

I realize it isn't easy at all to move. But man here lately Cali has been just hammered.

1/12/2018 11:59:49 AM

tulsigabbard
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its pretty easy if you live away from the hills and in a quake proof building. my building can withstand a 9.0.

not having to deal with bitter cold ever is worth a few strange air quality days per year. in nc you guys get like 5 bread amd milk days and 30 days where its too cold or hot to play outside every year.

plus the whole state is suburban full of boring neighborhoods except like glenwood south, chapel hill, and Asheville

[Edited on January 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM. Reason : and if youre rich enought to buy in the hills where fires happen, it doesnt really matter that much]

1/12/2018 12:17:33 PM

bdmazur
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20 dead, 5 still missing.

^^Rarely do the natural disasters affect the city. We're surrounded by a mountainous national forest, and only once every decade or so does a fire come over the peaks. I think people in south Florida are much crazier, because you know you're going to get multiple hurricanes every year. This was just a freak year for us.

I'm not staying longer than 2 more years anyway, just waiting on my wife to finish her PhD then we'll go somewhere we can afford to own property and raise a family...which is definitely not here.

1/14/2018 1:49:54 PM

BubbleBobble
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HE'TH ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/14/2018 3:29:59 PM

CaelNCSU
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I've been in Cali for 7 years now and the air quality just sucked this year, the rest have been ok. There are areas you never see anything other than a small earthquake. As long as you don't drive on the highway in the rain youre generally good. Safe on storms and lightning!

I stayed out on the beach yesterday, in the middle of January. Worth the small earthquake risk.

The news makes it seem like the whole state is fucked when in reality it's usually a small area.

1/15/2018 9:02:24 AM

tulsigabbard
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it was 85 degrees on the beach this weekend lol @ haters

1/15/2018 4:58:16 PM

bdmazur
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Another big storm coming tonight, the areas affected byt he last 2 fires have already been given the mandatory evacuation order.

3/1/2018 6:15:58 PM

tulsigabbard
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do you have heat? its been cold as fuck at night lately.

3/1/2018 9:01:08 PM

rjrumfel
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Does CA not do controlled burns?

11/13/2018 10:59:19 AM

CaelNCSU
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^ I keep seeing claims that controlled burns stopped in recent years for some reason. Haven't dug in enough detail to know.

This Woolsey fire was nuts, in that it burned Malibu and Point Dume close to the beach. For some reason I thought the combination of beach and mountain would be a natural defense.

11/13/2018 11:07:51 AM

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https://www.kqed.org/science/1927354/controlled-burns-can-help-solve-californias-fire-problem-so-why-arent-there-more-of-them

11/13/2018 11:27:20 AM

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