Originally Posted by Dudley
Please send some of that rain up here, you can keep the tornadoes and lightening.
You can send some to BC as well please. Yup keep the lightening!
No fire ban as yet in BC but everyone is expecting it to come very soon.
234 wild fires (2 caused by humans here on the wet coast) so far in BC this year and we have already lost over 77,500 Ha. Current 38 fires burning.
We have had lots of wild fires come very close to cities/towns in BC in the past and homes have been lost but we have thankfully never seen the likes of what happen in Alberta last week where the fire went right through a city!
Last summer we got just a taste of it as the city of Vancouver was covered in a thick haze of smoke for days due to a couple of wild fires not far away.
BUT the wildfire experts have been on the news the last few days telling us that with dry weather we have had the past few winters & record dry temps we have had this spring again, that we should be prepared for the worst.
I know we all love campfires and last year while fire bans where at their peak we had members here indicating they know how to build a safe fire and would not be abiding by no stinking fire ban.
If you come north this summer before lighting
a fire just stop and think for a minute about the 80,000 people of Fort McMurray who are not allowed back into their city and may not be for some time and the thousands of people who are know to have no home to return to (1600 + homes lost), even when allowed back.
Who would have ever have thought that would/could happen!