Monday, October 22, 2007

State of Emergency

Governor Schwarzenegger tonight proclaimed a State of Emergency in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura due to more than eleven major wildfires. Throughout the region, more than 30,000 acres have already burned, and more areas are threatened. The wildfires have caused the loss of human life and serious injuries. They have burned a number of homes, businesses and other structures. Residents have been evacuated in dangerous areas.

The Governor's emergency proclamation allows the state Office of Emergency Services (OES) to deploy emergency personnel, equipment and facilities and provide local government assistance under the authority of the California Disaster Assistance Act.

More info can be found off this site. The fires are continuing to rage, the 8 fires are all 0% contained. It is difficult for the air support coming through because of the winds and all of the smoke. IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO OUT, STAY INSIDE! IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE YOUR CELL PHONE, STAY OFF OF IT! The emergency rescue nees all of the roads and phone lines open!

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