The Arizona wildfires – as of this writing (Sunday) – are incredibly destructive and threatening to do much more damage. Over the past 15 days these fires are destroyed in excess of 400,000 acres. Flames in areas are reaching 100 feet tall.
There are a couple aspects of this unfortunate event I want to touch on.
First – reader and sponsor Dart who works with eFoods Global sent me some pictures that are both amazing and terrifying at the same time. Flames are encroaching on his property – and reports that firefighters are doing an incredible job. He has high hopes that a fire-line will be placed in the area to prevent the fires from spreading.
These pictures were taken about 3 miles from his home:
I pray that these fire will get under control……quickly.
The second aspect of these fires that I have been thinking about has to do with the ability to evcuate – or “bug out” – in short order. Admidingly – I am not the best prepared in this area. Many of the folks effected by these fires are in “pre-evac” mode and must be ready to leave their homes quickly. Although I have been working on organizing my supplies to facilitate heading-out if need be – more work is needed.
My plans primarily emphasize staying at home in a disaster situation. This is my primary plan – and where emphasis has been made. “Bugging out” is becoming more and moe relavant in my mind all depending upon the nature of the event.
Again – I hope these fires