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Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 145 Posts: 1856/6154 EXP: 37500642 For next: 103530 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 10 days Last activity: 3 days # 1 Posted on 26.10.03 1355.15 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1355.26 I've got my car packed with non-replaceable items, the cat carrier is out and ready to go - and we are waiting to get the word to evacuate. The fire is up to Highway 52 and Santo road. Santo road runs south 1 mile to Friars road. We live 2 blocks south of Friars. Shit is hitting the fan, and we're bracing to leave. We will be good, but it looks like my work may burn down. I haven't called in for the last 2 hours but I couldnt get an IT guy 2 hours ago, so I hope they have evacuated completely. Fucking A. How long is unemployment good for, anyway? You think I can call AFLAC right now and get covered? Promote this thread!
Freeway Scrapple Level: 114 Posts: 1404/3504 EXP: 16078294 For next: 231323 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1638 days Last activity: 1326 days # 2 Posted on 26.10.03 1443.06 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1443.08 HOLY CRAP. Good luck, Guru! Hope nothing irreplacable (like your job) burns down.
odessasteps Scrapple Level: 134 Posts: 1529/5065 EXP: 27945145 For next: 641903 Since: 2.1.02 From: MD, USA Since last post: 1461 days Last activity: 1427 days # 3 Posted on 26.10.03 1510.53 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1510.58 If you want to see some pictures of the carnage ... http://www.onipress.com/community/messages.php?msg=2541.10 (From Blue Monday's Chynna Clugston-Major, via the Oni Press message board)
Nate The Snake Liverwurst Level: 70 Posts: 789/1136 EXP: 2966538 For next: 49288 Since: 9.1.02 From: Wichita, Ks Since last post: 5082 days Last activity: 4551 days
AIM: # 4 Posted on 26.10.03 1542.01 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1545.32 Phew... good luck, Guru.
TheCow Landjager Level: 65 Posts: 636/948 EXP: 2262628 For next: 73012 Since: 3.1.02 From: Knoxville, TN Since last post: 3783 days Last activity: 3782 days
Y!: # 5 Posted on 26.10.03 1558.19 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1558.44 Yeah, it looks like some of my family might have to evac (a bit north of Guru, though) from the Simi Valley area. Fortunately, my mother seems to be unaffected as of yet. And those pictures? Downright scary; if this wasn't such a potentially dangerous situation, I'd say they were beautiful, though. Such a contrast.
emma Cherries > Peaches Level: 91 Posts: 790/2115 EXP: 7406990 For next: 61951 Since: 1.8.02 From: Phoenix-ish Since last post: 51 days Last activity: 5 days # 6 Posted on 26.10.03 1619.21 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1619.36 That's awful. Good luck. If you haven't bailed yet, you might want to go ahead & corner the cat, before he/she freaks. I trust you've got someplace to evacuate to. (If not, PM me & I'll make some calls.) Eeesh.
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Level: 136 Posts: 1826/5283 EXP: 29768785 For next: 328207 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 395 days Last activity: 337 days # 7 Posted on 26.10.03 1637.24 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1638.20 I'm hoping that you all get out of there ok. I have a few friends out near San Fran and they're preparing to pack up and get the fuck out of there in a moments notice too. Be careful...
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Level: 226 Posts: 3139/17264 EXP: 176203073 For next: 31524 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 3 days # 8 Posted on 26.10.03 1638.43 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1640.51 He told me earlier it'd be the stadium. Originally posted by emma I trust you've got someplace to evacuate to.
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 145 Posts: 1857/6154 EXP: 37500642 For next: 103530 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 10 days Last activity: 3 days # 9 Posted on 26.10.03 1651.18 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1652.44 car is packed we are about 5 miles south of the fire right now ready to go at the signal - staying put until then freeways closed all around us. this is teh suck. my work is still not burned down yet - downloading stuff from there as I type
cranlsn Toulouse Level: 72 Posts: 518/1227 EXP: 3311320 For next: 12458 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 94 days Last activity: 2 days # 10 Posted on 26.10.03 1712.45 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1715.50 Anybody know of any sources to "map" links for the fire? My cousin is out there as well. He's near Ocean Beach, on Ashmun Drive, which is only a few miles from the fire. He said they were ready to run too. Good Luck Guru.
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Level: 226 Posts: 3140/17264 EXP: 176203073 For next: 31524 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 3 days # 11 Posted on 26.10.03 1717.23 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1720.00 Here's a not very good one from Originally posted by cranlsn Anybody know of any sources to "map" links for the fire? My cousin is out there as well. He's near Ocean Beach, on Ashmun Drive, which is only a few miles from the fire. He said they were ready to run too. Good Luck Guru. NBC 7/39 (nbcsandiego.com) (image removed) They also have a streaming live feed which may or may not work on your computer. (edited by CRZ on 26.10.03 1519)
emma Cherries > Peaches Level: 91 Posts: 791/2115 EXP: 7406990 For next: 61951 Since: 1.8.02 From: Phoenix-ish Since last post: 51 days Last activity: 5 days # 12 Posted on 26.10.03 1720.06 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1721.43 The only one I've found so far is quite "coarse-grained", so doesn't really help much with details. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/fires/sdcountymap.html --- (cransln: Ocean Beach?? That desn't sound consistent with all the other information... ??) (edited by emma on 26.10.03 1537)
Bullitt Shot in the dark Level: 88 Posts: 932/1933 EXP: 6583809 For next: 66881 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 656 days Last activity: 656 days # 13 Posted on 26.10.03 1725.07 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1725.08 Hope everything works out, Guru. I know the fires we had here in Southern Alberta and British Columbia earlier this summer were very intense and very scary.
JayJayDean Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 701/4750 EXP: 25379906 For next: 350740 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 874 days Last activity: 452 days
Y!: # 14 Posted on 26.10.03 1725.45 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1725.46 Guru: Hope everything ends up ok for you in there. It doesn't sound pretty. (admittedly a low priority thought for those close but) Has anything been said about the Monday Night Football game being affected by the fires? There isn't anything on nfl.com or chargers.com.
Gugs Bierwurst Level: 86 Posts: 606/1857 EXP: 6106341 For next: 35790 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1851 days Last activity: 979 days
Y!: # 15 Posted on 26.10.03 1727.42 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1728.05 Godspeed, Guru.
JayJayDean Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 702/4750 EXP: 25379906 For next: 350740 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 874 days Last activity: 452 days
Y!: # 16 Posted on 26.10.03 1732.06 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1732.19 More scary pics from nbcsandiego.com (image removed) (image removed) (image removed) (edited by JayJayDean on 26.10.03 1535)
Guru Zim SQL Dejection Administrator Level: 145 Posts: 1858/6154 EXP: 37500642 For next: 103530 Since: 9.12.01 From: Bay City, OR Since last post: 10 days Last activity: 3 days # 17 Posted on 26.10.03 1741.01 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1743.16 more info fire was supposedly near my work 2 hours ago - i've been vpn'd in for the last 4 hours making sure that i have current backups of everything -- computer room is still standing at least because vpn and servers are still up. no idea if there has been any damage to the structure. so far they have reported fires to the north, east, and west of my work i don't think it's going to get as far south as us - but i'm over prepared if it is just heard that tierrasanta is being surrounded on another side. tierrasanta is the community 5 miles north of where we are. i'm going to be fine no matter what - we've grabbed everything that fits in the suv and packed it up - so we can get out as soon as we get the word to leave im most worried about having a job tomorrow morning. more updates later if i'm still here. i'll message chris before i take off. right now i have 2 computers and the laptop to take to the car, and we are out. should be less than 2 minutes to get out the door. Ocean Beach is pretty far from the fire - your friend should be ok.
cranlsn Toulouse Level: 72 Posts: 519/1227 EXP: 3311320 For next: 12458 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 94 days Last activity: 2 days # 18 Posted on 26.10.03 1744.36 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1746.11 Thanks all for the info...looking at the map, he wasn't as close to Ocean Beach as I thought. From the maps, it looks like the Cedar Fire is headed straight towards his area....hopefully not though. Again...good luck to all in CA.
Stephanie Landjager Level: 65 Posts: 815/946 EXP: 2255749 For next: 79891 Since: 2.1.02 From: Madison, WI Since last post: 1854 days Last activity: 15 days # 19 Posted on 26.10.03 1820.17 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1821.39 Though I admit it's low in priority next to you getting out of the way of the fire - where is the Wienerboard server? Steph
emma Cherries > Peaches Level: 91 Posts: 792/2115 EXP: 7406990 For next: 61951 Since: 1.8.02 From: Phoenix-ish Since last post: 51 days Last activity: 5 days # 20 Posted on 26.10.03 1824.22 Reposted on: 26.10.10 1828.02
I believe it's in San Jose with CRZ. Originally posted by Stephanie Though I admit it's low in priority next to you getting out of the way of the fire - where is the Wienerboard server?
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