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Martha Wells

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The fire news is really not good. Here's the map of all the current fires: http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/default.aspx

They're saying the worst one, the Bastrop fire, is still 0% contained. 25,000 acres have burned, 476 homes destroyed. The Austin American Statesman has info, plus if you want to panic accurately you can follow @statesman and @txstormchasers on Twitter, plus #centraltxfires

The Red Cross is taking donations and has some info on evacuation centers.

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We're safe, just very freaked out. We live in Bryan, but the fires are further away from us than it looks on that map. Very worried about everybody else nearby, though.

Whoa - I just looked at where that is on the map, and I'd be freaked out too. I hope everything goes OK.

I was actually reading an article just recently in Audubon magazine about how much worse the problem of wildfires has gotten in recent years, due to a variety of environmental factors...

We're okay here, so far. I think we've been very lucky.

Thanks! :) I have been mentally acting out your icon all day.

I bet! Fire is much scarier than floods. O_o

I would be glad to send you our rain . . .

Stay safe.

Wow. I note from where you said you lived upthread that you're almost surrounded by fires, even though they are some distance away. I really cannot imagine how scary it is to live somewhere where something like this is happening.

I hope you and yours stay safe and will be keeping the region in my thoughts, mainly with the thought that no-one gets hurt.

Thanks! Yeah, it's very freaky. I'd rather be having a hurricane; at least they only last so long and you know pretty much when they're going to stop.

That is what scares me about wildfires - you just don't know when they'll be over and a situation that seems controlled can quickly turn and become extremely out of control with no prospect of getting the upper hand until the right set of circumstances come along, and to get to that might involve letting a fire rage.

I'm glad that the Red Cross have gotten things set up already for those who've had to flee their homes. I really don't think I've hoped for rain so hard in my life...I wish I could send some of that 'Great British Weather' we bemoan so often in your direction.

Yeah, they are really, really scary. The forecast is showing no rain for the rest of the week at least. The most they're hoping for right now is that the wind will die down later tonight, which will keep it from jumping across highways and rivers like it's been doing.

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Thanks! With the wind dropping off, I'm hoping it'll get better today.

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