California winds have shifted

@Lakota12 (42681)
United States
October 26, 2007 10:34am CST
The winds have shifted now the smoke is headed for Las Vegas and southern Nevada. OUr sky it to turn that yuck brown color as the winds head our way . BUt we are being tol that it wont get to our ground level. SO danger for old people and youngsters being out side BUt they are also saying we might not want out doors and windows open for the smell might get in to the houses. So again the fires not only hurt californians but Nevada again! It is so sad when The fires burn so bad and so long that so many poeple are effected and I know there is no other way to fight the fires than what they are already doing.
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 Oct 07
Oh boy! I have seen bits of news about the fires but we're not kept up to date so much, here. My friend in Washington State told me that she has a very good friend in San Diego and that she received no response on her instant messenger, so was a bit worried. I also knew from other discussions and news clips on the internet that it's been pretty intense in California. I hope the winds will change around again soon, and steer it away from you again... it must be awful living under that yucky sky and unable to air your home by opening windows. I saw a chemical plant fire here once, in Redcar... went into Redcar, a lovely seaside town, to shop, and it was like dusk all the time... very dreary looking. I hope you don't have to suffer this too long, my friend. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xxx
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Oct 07
yup wind shifted again and we have clear skys again once we we lived in Idaho close to boise they had fire up the cayon and the smoked boiled over the town it stayed dark like that for weeks.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Hope you r friend has heard back from her friend and all is ok
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@Darkwing (21588)
31 Oct 07
Yes, it got trapped in the canyon, I suppose. Fire is not a nice thing... it's toxic and affects the atmosphere and light. I haven't heard from my friend since Sunday, so don't really know whether she heard anything back from her San Diego friend. I'm praying she will though. xxx
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• United States
26 Oct 07
Oh no I have not been keeping up with the fires the last 2 days ss to hear that ya can come here and I will take care of ya until they are gone Love ya
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Oct 07
really hasnt got as bad as I thought it would butt hen it could be worse tomorrow thnaks guess i better stay here .lol you get hurricanes and wont come here.lol
• United States
1 Nov 07
the season is over now lol love ya
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
I hate that the fires started in the first place. I heard that in many cases it was not just lightening storms but also arson. I also heard that the tree huggers and environmentalists were preventing the firemen from cutting down trees so the fire would not leap over and burn houses. I can see the damage that can be done to the old people and the children when the fumes get into their houses. The firemen are doing what they can and we can only pray that no one hinders their work.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Dec 07
well those fires are over with and now I see another one in Malabu arsons should be put away for ever didnt see anythng about tree huggers but they were probably there but common sence should tell them that it has to be done!
• Canada
30 Oct 07
Yes, during times like this there is a real reminder that what affects one...affects the whole. Even as far away as we are from Mount St. Helene's in B.C. when it erupted...it affected our skies as well. There is a lot of talk about the effects of global warming and how these fires are becoming larger and more problematic as a result of it. Thanks for letting us know about how far the smoke is traveling...it is good to bear in mind that we are always a part of this global community...in so many ways. Best regards...and big hugs, Raia
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Oct 07
yup the wind can carry the smoke along ways even the Ashes of Mt St. Helen . I seen That mountain with its top on before it blew and its MAte Mt. Hood In Oregon. WHEn That blow the ashes came as far down as Colotrado we had sort of a grwey rain. hugs
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• Canada
31 Oct 07
That is one of the reasons I am grateful for where we live. There are so few natural disasters to think about. Every now and again there is smoke when farmers are burning rubble...and the odd hurricane has hit here. By and larger we are not near any major bodies of water that could spill over the banks, mudslides, fires...we're nestled up in the hills on higher elevations than other parts of Manitoba. So Manitou...is aptly named. Anyway, hope your skies clear soon! Raia
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I would keep my doors and windows shut. Hopefully it won't get too bad. It is sad that the fires are creating so many problems. Hopefully things where you are will be back to normal soon. It is devastating, my best wishes go to the people that they have affected.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Oct 07
the winds have finally blown it all away so all is well . and my wishes go for all the people that lost thier home and lives
• United States
28 Oct 07
I pray you all stay safe. One time when I was in Las Vegas I experienced a really weird weather event. It was a very strong wind storm blowing the sand in from the desert. I was so thick we could not see across the street(strip) and we were advised not to leave the hotel. Have you every experienced anything like that?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Oct 07
yes we do get sand storm once in awhile but some times it blows out fore it gets to town now that so much more has been built up around town. MOstly now the Garbage cans blow into the street and sand gets every where and if any one has trees it can blow them over.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
27 Oct 07
I know LKo I talked w/ one of my customers today & she was telling me about the fires-hope those get doused soon-your in my prayers +'s |:)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Oct 07
SUre hope so Thanks you are in my prayers to all my friends are hugs
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Let's just hope and pray that the conditions improve soon so the fires can be put out and no more lives lost. I'm so sorry you have to deal with the smoke and everything, that must be so difficult
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Oct 07
the thing is we ge tthe yuky colored sky and maybe smell but the smoke isnt to come down into the vallley to really hurt breathing. I do so hope things will turn for the firefighters so this fire can be put out!