Re: [xmca] Fires in San Diego County

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Tue Oct 23 2007 - 14:42:19 PDT

You ain't seen nothing like this, Paul. When there is zero humidity, 90%
temp, 50+ mile an hour winds, there is nothing to be done. At present the
collective efforts of xmca seem to have shifted winds from East to West. I
sure do appreciate all that help saving our house!!
:-). Next 24 hours should tell the tale.

SDSU and all other institutions of civil life are pretty much closed for the
week. But despite the incredible scope of the crisis, so far everything is
orderly and pretty friendly.

On 10/23/07, Paul Dillon <> wrote:
> mike,
> i grew up in SoCal and lived there through many forest fires, the Altadena
> fire of 1993 coming within 1/2 mile of the house I lived in at the foot of
> the San Gabriel mountains. My uncle's home in Bel Air was the only survivor
> on his block after the forest fire that swept though that elite community in
> 1961. But from what the satellite photos reveal there is simply no
> comparison. So big, so fast! In Malibu I can understand how the fire gets
> all the way to the coast. But in San Diego? wouldn't it have had to jump 10
> lane freeways to get down that far? I haven't been able to find a good map
> of the fires yet to really understand what's going on.
> Since my son lives in San Diego I'm especially concerned although I doubt
> the SDSU area is threatened. But the air must be almost unbreathable from
> the smoke plumes shown in the satellite images.
> My thoughts are focused on you back in your home . Stay well in the
> meantime.
> Paul
> *Mike Cole <>* wrote:
> Thanks to the many people who have expressed concern about the situation
> here in San Diego county.
> It is an unbelievable conflagration and it is directly threatening the
> homes
> of several colleagues as well as
> my own. We have been forced to leave our home and possessions and move
> out.
> We are living with friends near the UCSD campus which is not threatened at
> present.
> UCSD is officially closed, but so long as the electricity and internet
> connections are working, I suspect that
> folks will keep on chatting and we will keep on supporting it.
> mike
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