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pepsilover wrote:I agree GB with all you said. Unfortunately, this 'one route out' business reminds me of the nightmare that is Glenrosa. During the fire of 2008 the evacuation was at a snail's pace and fire was blazing just blocks away. It's a weird feeling sitting in your car NOT MOVING when you know have to get the hell out of there.


a few years ago we were at Ellison provincial park and were enjoying a nice day at the beach as a family when suddenly a park ranger showed up and advised that we should get packed up. We started up the hill slowly, all laden with stuff and when we got to the parking lot we suddenly saw flames just a few feet up the hill! We made it to our cars and got on the road, but we were stopped as the fire was jumping the road. That was pretty scary stuff, just sitting there watching flames all around us. But it wasn't anything like Ft. McMurray. That was a full on firestorm.
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Rex Murphy Talks on Fort Mac, and he says it well.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/rex- ... -1.3569425
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pepsilover wrote:
I agree GB with all you said. Unfortunately, this 'one route out' business reminds me of the nightmare that is Glenrosa. During the fire of 2008 the evacuation was at a snail's pace and fire was blazing just blocks away. It's a weird feeling sitting in your car NOT MOVING when you know have to get the hell out of there.


The Green Barbarian wrote:
a few years ago we were at Ellison provincial park and were enjoying a nice day at the beach as a family when suddenly a park ranger showed up and advised that we should get packed up. We started up the hill slowly, all laden with stuff and when we got to the parking lot we suddenly saw flames just a few feet up the hill! We made it to our cars and got on the road, but we were stopped as the fire was jumping the road. That was pretty scary stuff, just sitting there watching flames all around us. But it wasn't anything like Ft. McMurray. That was a full on firestorm.


We've had that up here in The Rich a few times too...it sure gives some of us a little insight into what the folks in Ft. Mc are going through.
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All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Love me my Canadians!!! Donated over 30 million bucks to Fort Mac by Friday morning!!

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/can ... spartandhp

<snip> TORONTO - People from across the country have banded together in what the president of the Canadian Red Cross says is an unprecedented "Canadian moment," donating $30 million by Friday morning to help the victims of the massive wild fire in Fort McMurray, Alta.

"Canadians are collectively coming together to show their care and compassion," Conrad Sauve said Friday.

"We have over 100,000 Canadians that have come to us with texts to donate. We're getting offers from every part of the country, including corporate Canada in terms of workplace (fundraising) campaigns."

About 14,000 families in need from the Fort McMurray area have registered with the Red Cross and that number is expected to grow.
<snip>

more at LINK
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^^^^^^
This made me tear up with pride. Think I'll go belt out Oh Canada when they sing it before an NHL playoff game...oh darn, no Canadian teams in it this year. Oh well, I will belt it out anyway, during the Star Spangled banner. :D
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UPDATE: Our matching of individual donations to @redcrosscanada will backdate to May 3rd and continue to May 31, without a cap. #ymmfire
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pepsilover wrote:"We have over 100,000 Canadians that have come to us with texts to donate.

Way to go Canada. Canadian Red Cross President Conrad Sauve says that just on Thursday, more than 100,000 people texted his organization to donate.
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Wife just told me she did in fact donate $100.00 at Save On Foods today. I double dog dare ya to do the same.!!! :D
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Warm and windy again tomorrow, but it's the last day. Sunday it's forecasted to rain and the following days will be cool, hopefully it'll give the firefighters an opportunity to get some containment.

Sat, May 7 - A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 26. UV index 5 or moderate.
Night - A few clouds. Widespread smoke. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the evening. Low 13.

Sun, May 8 - Showers. High 19.
Night - Showers. Low plus 4.


The fire covers an enormous area, it will take a very long time to contain. After the warm weather tomorrow it'll likely be much larger. The new fire to the east has also grown quite large.
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If you are an affected worker, please enter the following reference code online: 4812012016030516

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Quailize wrote:Warm and windy again tomorrow, but it's the last day. Sunday it's forecasted to rain and the following days will be cool, hopefully it'll give the firefighters an opportunity to get some containment.



Lets hope it does, but I only see a forecast for a chance of rain in the 20% to 40% range and on only the Sunday, then the heat is forecasted to pick up again.
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tylerdaniels wrote:Lets hope it does, but I only see a forecast for a chance of rain in the 20% to 40% range and on only the Sunday, then the heat is forecasted to pick up again.


Which weather site are you looking at?
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Quite a few...Stats Canada has the most accurate and they are predicting low on sunday :( although it is moving into monday....
Likelihood of Precipitation (LOP) as described in the public forecast as a chance of measurable precipitation for a period of time.
Nil: 0%
Low: 40% or below
Medium: 60% or 70%
High: Above 70%

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-20_metric_e.html
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It's definitely that time of year again........

I remember during the Kelowna 2003 fires phoning my mother and we were both SO EXCITED because a few drops of rain had come down! Every day we all waited for rain. We had gone without any precipitation for three weeks or something like that. Manna from Heaven that rain was like! It was only a few drops but we were SO excited.

Probably a good idea to get papers and pictures loaded up in the car, or at least a first aid kit etc.
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