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Posted By Michelle Cole Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:46 AM
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Bruce Ohnstad
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Those fires move fast, and it's difficult to say where the fire will go, so where do you move them?  Low spots for floods might be a different issue for a hurricane you know will hit, but sometimes they hit harder than local memory.  Nasty surprise, but spending a few days bundling up lots of stuff might not be fast enough for the calamity.

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some of you are firemen... so  you know fire is a  fickle thing..... forest fires are the worst of them...  throw in a record drought....  low humidy.... high temps....... and wind......  the perfect storm......... trees then don't burn   they explode........... and it travels at unreal speeds....... .....and the idea of being prepared doesn't come into play untill to  late........as to floods...  .sometimes that idea....... sell it to the insurance company comes into play........... big payment book....... thin wallet........

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 Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:09 AM
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Ya got that right Dean....

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I agree with TE.  If we can go to the moon, looks like we could take some evasive action before the disaster strikes.

We fight these fires same way as always.  Many times with little success.  Need to think out of the box with some new technology and/or methods.

Yes, I'm well aware of the problems.  Need new solutions.

As for houses destroyed on the beach===Don't build again.  I'm tired of paying for them.

Dean 


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When you are up to your butt in allegators its hard to remember your primary perpose is to drain the swamp.
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 Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:37 AM
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That sounds too much like common sense.

TEWHITEIV (9/12/2011)
There are a lot of things here I don't understand.  Anytime there is a flood (where it's flooded before) people are on TV pointing at their cars underwater when there is high ground 50 yards away.  I watch hurricanes go up the east coast and there are nice big boats piled on top of one another at a marina.  Why don't they get their boats out and move them inland?? Put somebody in them and take them upriver somewhere for a few days.   What good does it do to have weather radar, when all you use it for is to say "well, now it looks like 3 days before all my stuff gets tore up".  Why doesn't the insurance companies step in and spend a little on prevention instead of letting everything get destroyed.  I know there had to be a lot of houses down there that could have had some dozer work upwind of them and probably been saved.  If you have 10 trees on your property and they are going to die anyway, push them down and plow everything up and maybe you might stand a chance.




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There are a lot of things here I don't understand.  Anytime there is a flood (where it's flooded before) people are on TV pointing at their cars underwater when there is high ground 50 yards away.  I watch hurricanes go up the east coast and there are nice big boats piled on top of one another at a marina.  Why don't they get their boats out and move them inland?? Put somebody in them and take them upriver somewhere for a few days.   What good does it do to have weather radar, when all you use it for is to say "well, now it looks like 3 days before all my stuff gets tore up".  Why doesn't the insurance companies step in and spend a little on prevention instead of letting everything get destroyed.  I know there had to be a lot of houses down there that could have had some dozer work upwind of them and probably been saved.  If you have 10 trees on your property and they are going to die anyway, push them down and plow everything up and maybe you might stand a chance.

All I need is one more good deal and I'll be out of business.:unsure:

I'll stick with the old and they can stick the new.:blink:

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 Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 1:47 PM
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Only 51 Tuckers were built....  It is sad all of the loss of property/belongings.  I have heard of some loss of life but not many which is the only bright spot in all of this.

T.


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Michelle Cole
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TEWHITEIV (9/11/2011)
Michelle, why wasn't drivable and moveable stuff like the motor grader, Freightliner and trailer got out of harms way???


Tom, I do not know why they didn't move the moveable things, especially the motor grader. I am thinking the grader had been used for some fire brakes, don't know why they would have abandoned it when it could have been driven out on the highway since it was closed anyway. As for the truck and trailer with the cars in it. That guy was not living there full time. Apparently he was away from the area when the fires started. Either that or he was told to evacuate at once and did not have time to hook up and leave. I just have no good answer until I can talk to a  few people. There was also a 60's era 40 foot reefer trailer that burned. When we had out truck show last year Mike friendly wanted to buy it for his Emeryville. The old man said no he thought he would keep it, I bet he wish he would have sold it now.


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Michelle, why wasn't drivable and moveable stuff like the motor grader, Freightliner and trailer got out of harms way???

All I need is one more good deal and I'll be out of business.:unsure:

I'll stick with the old and they can stick the new.:blink:


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