Monday, September 5, 2011

Fires are burning all around

Yesterday's fires are still out of control today. We are surrounded by fire in all directions. Bastrop, over 14,000 acres and more than 300 homes destroyed. Steiner Ranch, Spicewood, Pflugerville, La Grange, Liberty Hill, Hayes County ... sending positive thoughts to our brave firefighters; how exhausted they must be. They are dealing with conditions caused by the horrible drought, over 100 degrees every day for more than 70 days, high winds, no fire hydrants; it is mind-boggling. We have our bags packed in the front hallway and we watch out the windows in the front and the back and watch the news scroll across the bottom of the TV screen and scour the internet for information. It's frustrating when the link feature doesn't work, but here's the address for info on the Texas fires. http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/information-on-fires-in-central-texas

3 comments:

Irene said...

My heart goes out to you and your family especially to those who have suffered a loss from the fires. How devestating you must feel about the unknown. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Silva said...

Irene, your comments are much appreciated. So far we are just watching and waiting. So many have already lost their homes, people in Bastrop and Steiner Ranch. It is heartbreaking, especially knowing that east of here there is too much water .....

Silva said...

Today, September 15, 2011, the news says that the Bastrop fire is 75% contained.