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#282761 - 11/14/16 05:38 PM Report on the Fort McMurray Evacuation
bws48 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 830
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Although this is from a humor site, there is nothing humorous about it; first person accounts from the evacuation. One comment "It took almost an hour to get from my street to the main road out, a total distance of 500 feet."

The article:
http://www.cracked.com/personal-experien...c-disaster.html
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#282762 - 11/14/16 07:27 PM Re: Report on the Fort McMurray Evacuation [Re: bws48]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6773
Loc: southern Cal
A very worthwhile article- even more interesting to me was the companion article written by a survivor of the recent Haiti earthquake. Living in southern California, the two probable disasters I plan for are wildfire from a nearby hillside, and earthquakes.

It seems to me that if one is going to evacuate because of fire (or other reason), leave early and avoid the rush. In an earthquake, be lucky and do not spend time in the building that will be destroyed.Don't run wildly outside- Duck and Cover!

Sad to read about the lawlessness - there are creeps everywhere, unfortunately.
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#282801 - 11/25/16 12:15 PM Re: Report on the Fort McMurray Evacuation [Re: bws48]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 503
Loc: UK
Last word on the Fort McMurray fire:

it's an ill wind....

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/n...a-fort-mcmurray

qjs

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#282804 - 11/25/16 01:29 PM Re: Report on the Fort McMurray Evacuation [Re: quick_joey_small]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5056
Loc: SOCAL
Awesome, but Helluva price to pay for a unique Whisky. I'd love to try it but the odds of finding a bottle of that rare (200 bottles) Whisky in SOCAL are nil.

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#282809 - 11/26/16 04:15 AM Re: Report on the Fort McMurray Evacuation [Re: bws48]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2741
Loc: Alberta, Canada
"Aftermath is worse than the disaster" department:

- Fort McMurray wildfire caused loss of 8.5 million hours of work over two months

- Permits to demolish and rebuild: something like 10% of the total needed have been issued so far; it's an insanely complicated job to rebuild (that's a scuttlebutt number, so take it for what it's worth)

Add a dash of bitters to that whisky.

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