BARRY’S BLOG MONDAY JUNE 3, 2012
With the temperatures hitting the triple digits this weekend, we all felt that Summer has arrived. Unfortunately CAL-FIRE has predicted a heavy fire season because of the dry spring, and forecast for high temps for the Summer. So far fire officials are already reporting a 90% increase in activity over an average year at the same time. Not a good sign.
California with Earth Quakes and Wild Fires are considered the same as the Mid West with their floods and Tornadoes. The East Coast has Hurricanes and North Easter Snow and Ice storms. My point is, no matter where you live, you can subjected to Natural Disasters that can destroy property and kill people.
In thinking through this today, I sort of came to the realization that Wild Fires are the only natural disaster that we fight with an army of people and equipment. All others hit with such force that even with an army, we would make little or no difference to the end result. We do have Flood Control Dams and Breakers on Beaches to try and manage these forces somewhat, but the actual events are totally unpredictable. With Wild Fires we do manage them somewhat with knowledge and predictions of wind, temperatures and weather. We also use fire itself to contain the travel of the fire.
I like to learn something new everyday. I guess I satisfied that rule early.
Have a great day and be kind to yourself today!