The W
Views: 138343608
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
18.11.18 0555
The W - Current Events & Politics - What's that smell in Norfolk? Wildfires in North Carolina!
This thread has 53 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 6.06
Pages: 1
(391 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (4 total)

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 5 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
A wildfire that started five days ago in a North Carolina wildlife refuge about 70 miles south of Norfolk is still spreading smoke throughout the Hampton Roads region as I type this, and officials speculate that pollutant levels might reach Code Purple-- the highest possible danger level-- in this area by today.

The fire in North Carolina has burned 1,438 acres. There's also one raging in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

I'm relieved to be far away from the fire, but... damn, the smoke. It's pervasive.

"It, uh... it was not supposed to be a fight to the death."
"Trust me, they're better off now."
"Yeah, you're probably right."

--Gortok the Destroyer and Belkar Bitterleaf; The Order of the Stick

Fan of the Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl XLI Champions), Indiana Pacers and Washington Nationals

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

Promote this thread!

Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 1614 days
Last activity: 1581 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.89

I remember when that happened a few years ago.

I lived in Chesapeake and it was palpable when you went outside, both the smell and pallor in the sky.

Also, ash layering up on your car on really bad days.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
The Affirmation, Baby Blog
Enojado Viento
Potato korv

Since: 12.3.02
From: Your Grocer's Freezer, NC

Since last post: 2208 days
Last activity: 1480 days
#3 Posted on
I'm in Central NC and Friday the haze covered just about everything and as time went on choked the very air out of our lungs as it coupled with the dry heat.

Pretty staggering to believe that you can be about 100-some miles away and be that affected to that extent by it.


"ahhh...vague, mandatory knee-jerk cynicism. God Bless Internet Forums.."
Mrs. Guru

Since: 11.12.01

Since last post: 1133 days
Last activity: 906 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
Speaking from experience (San Diego fires) try to stay indoors as much as possible especially if you have any asthma or allergy symptoms, and after everything clears up, change your car's air filter.
Thread rated: 6.06
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Good lord this is bad.
Next thread: Swimover Country
Previous thread: Tim Russert (1950-2008)
(391 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The line about "hispanics" brings to mind the ridiculous extremes baseball used to take. "White" Cubans could play baseball, while "black" Cubans couldn't.
- Eddie Famous, Illegal Immigrants (2002)
The W - Current Events & Politics - What's that smell in Norfolk? Wildfires in North Carolina!Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2018 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.047 seconds.