15,000 flee as new wildfire erupts in Southern California

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MiltinSB wrote:

Instead of ’11,000 flee’ wouldn’t it be more accurate to say, ’11,000 are evacuated’? ‘Flee’ gives the impression that people are grabbing the kids and trying to outrace the flames. With rare exceptions California emergency personnel provide enough advance notice to enable an orderly exodus from an endangered neighborhood.

May 14, 2014 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

We had something similar two days ago in far north Texas and lost about 100 homes. Our drought has us with 35% of normal rain or 65% below normal. Temperatures are 5% to 15% above normal, so we should hit the 100s soon and stay there for 60 to 90 days. One problem of fighting fires in drought is the extra drain on water supplies. The US may lose 40% of fruits and vegetables to drought in California, a big chunk of beef from drought in Texas, and grain for cereal and bread from the movement of oil trains that keep grain shipments off the rails in the north central US. This will hurt chickens and pigs. US food prices will rise sharply this year.

May 14, 2014 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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