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About Midnightmom

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  1. Yours actually stays IN the basket?!?!?!?!? I thought everyone's clean laundry got dumped on the couch and stayed there until it was all worn again and dumped back into the hamper!!!
  2. I read somewhere, once upon a time, that if you're in a hurry to evac, just grab the dirty clothes hamper! It most likely has enough clothing in it for a few days AND that mix of clothing more than likely includes socks and underwear!
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    The Carr Fire is still burning, but it is no longer threatening any towns and all evacuation orders have been lifted. We have had new help coming from Texas, Australia, and Samoa to help quench this thing. As for it joining another one, there are 2 new fires burning north of the Carr Fire. The Hirz Fire is on the same side of Lake Shasta and that may be what you have been hearing about. It appears to be burning quite aggressively and is causing many evacuations. As a result, the smoke down here is still pretty thick. The immediate needs have all been met, but the marathon is just beginning.......................
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    Maybe this will help.
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    Fill a ziplock with a 50/50 mix of water & isopropyl alcohol. It will get very cold and slushy, but it will still be "bendable" and not be a stiff brick of ice!!!
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    An 8 x 10 storm shelter still looks claustrophobic to me! (Is there a curtain around the potty???
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    The Carr Fire

    UPDATED INFO ABOUT THE "FIRENADO"......... This explains that pic of the pipe wrapped the tree! ------------------------------- REDDING, Calif. — According to the National Weather Service, preliminary reports indicate the large fire whirl that occurred on Thursday, July 26, during the Carr Fire reached speeds in excess of 143 mph. Officials said the large fire whirl in Redding occurred between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. and was equivalent to an EF-3 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. https://krcrtv.com/news/carr-fire/nws-large-fire-whirl-seen-during-carr-fire-equivalent-to-ef-3
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    The Carr Fire

    Animated growth of the Carr Fire. I watched in fascination at the rate of speed it acquired as it crested the hill into the neighborhoods of west Redding.
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    The Carr Fire

    No, but it is still moving westward. Take a look at the map in the OP. Over to the left is a town called Weaverville; it is on it's way towards that community.
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    Monsoon Struck Again

    How close was that mobile to where YOU live???
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    The Carr Fire

    Check out this picture......
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    The Carr Fire

    I found this article that explains HOW and WHY the fire jumped the River. Redding's Fire Tornado Was Not Your Garden Variety Fire Whirl (Video) On Thursday evening, the Carr Fire exploded into the outskirts of Redding, blazing through everything in its path. By the next morning, through images and video posted online, the world could see the force that had driven the fire’s leap across the Sacramento River and rapid spread into the city: a massive, rotating cloud of smoke and ash and flame. ABC10, which posted one of the most widely shared videos on Twitter, said it wasn’t a tornado. But it sure looked like one. It was a fire whirl, also known as a fire devil, fire vortex, fire tornado, or “firenado.” https://www.kqed.org/science/1928143/reddings-firenado-was-not-your-garden-variety-fire-whirl
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    The Carr Fire

    The Carr Fire continues to spread and grow. I (and many others) was hoping that once it reached Lake Shasta it would run out of fuel and burn itself out. Unfortunately, the winds have blown it to the west short of it reaching the lake. It is now advancing to the west, toward Weaverville, and at the same time it is advancing to the south. If you can imagine how a balloon expands as you inflate it, you will have a good idea of how this thing is spreading. The image below shows the current perimeter of this event. That body of water in the center of the fire zone is Whiskeytown Lake - the origin of this blaze. The body of water at the top (with the 3 arms)is Lake Shasta, the location of Shasta Dam and the start of the Sacramento River. I live south and east of the incident command center for this fire, so as long as they don't move that I should continue to be "safe" - except for very poor air quality. This thing will continue to impact our area for months after this thing is finally extinguished! Besides all of the people who will continue to be homeless, if we have a productive rainy season there will be the potential for flooding and mud flows due to the loss of all of those trees.
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    Computers and electronic money transfers are definitely a two-edged sword! I hope it all works out for you.

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