[Spridgets] California fires

Robert Bruce Evans b-evans at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 18 11:10:41 MST 2007

Most of you understood the scope of devastation wrought by the fires in Southern California.  Well, the long range forecasts (and Jim would understand them better than most) predict that the Santa Ana (or more properly, Santana from the Spanish vientos de Satan ("winds of Satan") winds will return in the week after Thanksgiving.  California and Federal authorities are already massing resources in Southern California to fight any fire that might crop up.  That includes bringing in fire fighting teams from Northern California and the Western Region, bulldozers, and even the wide-body retardant dropping aircraft.  

Forewarned is forearmed.  It is comforting that some government agencies think ahead on these things.  It would be great if those of you in other parts of the country never hear of any fires in California in the coming weeks!

Buster Evans

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