Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fires out of control in our state now.




We awoke this morning to find a coating of ash on both vehicles. If you haven't heard about the fires raging down here, the online news says:

The Sunshine State is sun-dried, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Acosta. Officials say a few scattered showers over the last 24 hours have done little to stop the fires burning all the way down to the Florida Everglades.

Statewide, 103 fires were burning across nearly 25,000 acres, according to the Division of Forestry.
Read this national online report for more.

This link is from The Palm Beach Post, our local newspaper.

7 comments:

Geoff Sanderson said...

Omigosh Pris - ordeal by (several) hurricanes, and now by fire! I see from the local news reports that it is well away from human habitation - but what a tragedy for the wildlife reserves, and for the people who spend their lives developing and protecting these areas. What a good thing that rain is on the way to S Florida soon.

Pris said...

Yes, as you know, Florida is being so heavily developed that precious little forest land is left and to have that and the habitat of so many creatures who've bit by bit been beaten back by 'civilization' is devastating.

Shane said...

yikes. let's hope they all die out quickly

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm with Shane!

Pris said...

Thanks, both of you. Still hoping for rain!!

Pat Paulk said...

Florida has always been beset with both, but with "civilization" occupying every nook and cranny in the State, recovery is getting close to impossible. How much concrete can Florida hold?

Pris said...

No much more!!!