Life is my litterbox ... Grab the SCOOP!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

FIRE News: UPDATE

As of this posting, the winds have died down a little bit allowing helicopters to be sent into the affected zones.

One of the fires has moved near to the EastLake area that is about fifteen miles northeast of us. We are still totally safe where we are and won't likely be evacuated ... The air is still horrible an' the black masheen is covered in ashes.

Mom's school district has several schools in the EastLake area, so Chula Vista High School (where Mom worked as a student teacher) has become a shelter. More schools in her district ... including hers ... are likely to become shelters, so her superintendent closed the district schools for the rest of the week as a precaution.

We're happy to have Mom home for the week for cuddles an' stuff, but would prefer having her at work if it would mean that people wouldn't have lost their homes ...

As mentioned in the previous post, this is the worst fire disaster that San Diego has experienced ... ever.

The 2003 Cedar Fire closed schools for a week countywide. It is entirely possible that schools could be closed longer if the fires continue burning at their current rate.

Most of the fires are ZERO PERCENT CONTAINED and continue to engulf everything in their paths. The winds have taken sparks and embers across freeways and from mountain to mountain ...

Please continue to keep San Diego in your purrayers ...
DMM

17 comments:

Queen Snickers said...

You are all in our prayers! Keep safe and healthy from the icky air!

The Meezers said...

you is all in our purrayers. Be safe and stay inside!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Thank you for the update. We were worried about all of you. Our Lady is worrying about lots of people and animals and she hasn't stopped listening to fire news on the radio since it started. We've got friends in Malibu and Arrowhead and Canyon Country and Orange County and San Diego. It's very very scary!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

This is so scary! We are purring so hard for everyone involved. Especially the horsies, they must be so scared!

Chase

Sunny's Mommy said...

I wish this would be over soon :-(

Anonymous said...

From Fat Cat Muffin an' his momma...

Hi Daisy,
My Mommy and I wanted to know if you guys were okay? The fires have been all over the news. I know San Diego is huge. I hope you are in a safe spot.
We're stuck posting from work. that just means we can't visit every blog every day. Mommy is working on getting a laptop.
Re; Friday Feasts. Your momther has very good taste in sunglasses. My mommy buys the kind you get in drugstores that fit over your glasses. Ugly, i know, but cheap.
Re: CSi. They never connected the reason for the first three miniature killings with the later ones. Or did I m,iss something?
Take care,
Muffy & Mommy

The Furry Fighter said...

oh my! what a terrible thing to happen! i am sending your purrs and prayers from here in London and hope that you all stay safe and sound! xxx

The Furry Fighter said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Henry Helton said...

This is such sad news. I am very sorry to hear it. I am very glad that you guys are safe where you are.

Daisy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Daisy said...

Please stay safe. I just found out that my uncle and his family, who live in Orange County, may have to evacuate soon. This is very upsetting.

Sassy Cat said...

I am so sorry to hear about those horrible fires I hope you are safe and far away from things. If you need to get away I would like to invite you to my house on Sunday. I know you won't want to party but it might do you good to get away from things. Check out my blog for the details, and hope to see you. My thoughts are with you, stay safe.

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Zero precent contained - that is just awful! We are very glad to hear that you are safe but worry about all of the people and animals who are being burned out or worse. Many purrs and many prayers! Its just terrible!

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Daisy Mae,

I'm glad to know you are safe. I am in Point Loma, so I am safe as well.

Lots of purrs and prayers for all of us here in San Diego.

Skittles, The Huntress
http://kaboodlecats.blogspot.com

William said...

Stay safe!!

China Cat & Willow said...

We are glad that you are safe where you are in San Diego. Our grandparents called from Mission Viejo to let us know they are safe too - just lots of ashes on everything.

We are busy purring and praying for all of the people and 4-legged ones and winged ones in California.

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Skeeter and LC said...

We are keepin you an all the kitties an Beins in our thoughts. The Big Thing says he heard the winds are slowin down an that should help. We've nefer seen a fire (except little ones in the basement fire place), but it all souns quite scarey!

Skeeter and LC