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    Ever survived a natural disaster?

    Today a fire ravaged my town where I grew up. It was a very windy day here too, which makes things much worse. I now live in a town near by that is still vulnerable to these fires. Some members of my family are seeking refuge in my home because their neighborhoods were at level 2 evacuation. Nearing level 3.

    It’s night time here now. The fires are still blazing and the winds are fiercely blowing. We don’t know the damage yet but I dread to see what it’ll look like tomorrow.

    Should the fire come here, I have an evacuation route in mind. Listening to the wind chimes outside my bedroom window gives me a very somber feeling.

    #2
    Iv'e Had A Few Close Calls With Fires......No Probs With Floods Or Earthquakes..........Keeping My Fingers Crossed For

    You And Your Family......And Hopefully Tomorrow You Will Have Nothing But Good News To Tell Us.......



    Cheers Glen.

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      #3
      Yes. Had a bushfire that started near mt buninyong that came really close to our place. So close that the fireball actually jumped our place and singed some land over the road.
      Our house stunk of smoke.
      When we would come back in from being at school and uni we could smell it. It was really stinky.

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        #4
        Stay safe and well 6! Take care of the puppy ... I have yes, was a lot of fun. Exciting.
        stay safe and be well 6. Everything will be ok.
        Last edited by Beach Ball Bitch; 09-09-2020, 09:36 AM. Reason: For the fun of it,

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          #5
          I've experienced a few Earthquakes, I was quite young during the worst earthquake and I was laughing during it. I find something fascinating about that childhood naivety and well, I also tend to draw upon that experience and empathize with people who react in "improper" ways when facing difficult or traumatic experiences.

          There was a fire fairly close to me the other day, it was not close enough to where I felt in danger but about as close as I care to be to one. It's the first time I've ever seen a legit fire or the smoke from one at least and it was a bit surreal. Part of me was wondering if it was just clouds and my mind was playing tricks on me but as the day went on it became more obvious. I think it was started by people so I don't know if that technically counts as a natural disaster but more or less the same impact.

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            #6
            Originally posted by 6-eyed View Post
            Today a fire ravaged my town where I grew up. It was a very windy day here too, which makes things much worse. I now live in a town near by that is still vulnerable to these fires. Some members of my family are seeking refuge in my home because their neighborhoods were at level 2 evacuation. Nearing level 3.

            It’s night time here now. The fires are still blazing and the winds are fiercely blowing. We don’t know the damage yet but I dread to see what it’ll look like tomorrow.

            Should the fire come here, I have an evacuation route in mind. Listening to the wind chimes outside my bedroom window gives me a very somber feeling.
            Stay safe dude. The only thing I've ever been through was a tornado. It came over where I was working and touched down on the other side of the road, which was an RV dealership. The tornado had turned over a few of the RVs and partially ripped the roof off of a building.

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              #7
              Nope. I died in every natural disaster I found myself in so far.

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                #8
                Be safe 6. wildfires seem like the most terrifying of all natural disasters. Well that and tornadoes.

                I like the area I live because we aren't really prone to natural disasters, just the occasional small tornado. Although they've been more numerous and larger this year than usual, thanks 2020

                I'm one of those weirdos who really wants to ride out a hurricane one day

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Meliai View Post
                  thanks 2020

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                  • Meliai
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                    Haha
                    Yeah

                  #10
                  Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post
                  Nope. I died in every natural disaster I found myself in so far.

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                    #11
                    Oh I was suppose to share my natural disaster, in a boat, last crossing because of a hurricane. 2 times in a boat during a hurricane.

                    one was a small boat that had a cabin like airplane seating for about 40 people. The other a ferry boat crossing to an islands hat took hours, that trip we were not allowed on the deck.

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Meliai View Post
                      Be safe 6. wildfires seem like the most terrifying of all natural disasters. Well that and tornadoes.

                      I like the area I live because we aren't really prone to natural disasters, just the occasional small tornado. Although they've been more numerous and larger this year than usual, thanks 2020

                      I'm one of those weirdos who really wants to ride out a hurricane one day
                      No kidding, wildfires are a serious matter. There's nothing like driving over miles of flaming debris, in a beater, while praying you don't have a gasoline leak or that a tire catches on fire.

                      Another problem is breathing. I used to work in Deltona Florida and lived down by the Orlando airport. A long ass commute, BUT, I was going the other way so I rarely saw traffic jams. It was summer and we had wildfires all over the east side of Orlando all the way into Christmas and Cocoa Beach. I was on the way home in my beater Honda CRX and as I approached Altamonte Springs I saw a wall of gray smoke.

                      There aren't a lot of hills in Florida, but Altamonte has them. As I went down one on I-4 I suddenly went from daylight to dark dusk. I rolled up the windows to save what air I had and closed the vents. I'm sweating my ass off, soaking the seat in minutes. But then the car started acting weird. As if it was running out of gas though the tank was nearly full.

                      The smoke was choking the engine and I was worried about getting stuck in the thickest part of the smoke. Burning palm trees and bamboo have a distinctive smell and nearly opaque smoke. The sun looked like a dark orange dot. The car I had been driving around 80 was now struggling to climb out of the low spot at 40. As soon as I was through I could see clear as day and the car suddenly lurched as it could breathe again.

                      I knew from fighting fires in the Navy that oxygen becomes a problem when a fire is inside a ship compartment. But that was the first time I had experienced it under the sky. But I recall as I'm driving along that I wished I had an OBA, something I hated to use on a ship. It's basically a chemical bomb on your chest that makes oxygen so you can keep spraying water on the fire. But any water that gets into the OBA is dangerous. Even if you sweat too much into one it can catch fire.

                      Or explode. We used to open the expired ones and toss them into the Pacific. They sank and exploded within seconds and looked like a miniature depth charge. Perfect for sinking enemy gnome subs I guess.

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                      Everybody I knew with an off-ship apartment had one of these face masks. With a hose to a water pipe.

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by Meliai View Post
                        Be safe 6. wildfires seem like the most terrifying of all natural disasters. Well that and tornadoes.

                        I like the area I live because we aren't really prone to natural disasters, just the occasional small tornado. Although they've been more numerous and larger this year than usual, thanks 2020

                        I'm one of those weirdos who really wants to ride out a hurricane one day
                        All this time I thought I lived in an area that was safe from natural disasters. Hurricanes and tornadoes never come to my area. I suspect this disaster right here isn’t natural. I think it’s arson. There are tons of fires up along the Oregon and Nor-Cal I-5 corridor and there haven’t been any thunderstorms.

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                          #14
                          6-eyed yes, this is a strong possibility. They call it wild fires, but Oregon city fires were also arson to factories... just that the wind spread it. Down play it and call it wildfires, it is very possible that this is the same thing, some groups, and I won’t name names want to burn everything down, as they have promoted. It is reparation.
                          Last edited by Beach Ball Bitch; 09-09-2020, 05:40 PM.

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                            #15
                            I just dont think people who throw pyrotechnic gender reveal parties deserve reparations though

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