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Old 10-09-2017, 07:14 PM
BryanJ BryanJ is offline
 
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Being a Floridian, I think I'd rather take my chances with a hurricane. Best of luck gentlemen, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:15 PM
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In the last two years I've been through 2 nasty hurricanes. I don't know what's worse but I do know the feelings these people are going through is horrible. The end result of either is devastation and heartbreak. Total hopelessness as there is NOTHING you can do. Good luck folks.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:16 PM
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Wish we were able to send you some of the rainfall that we got from Irma or Nate.

Stay safe Larry!
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:51 PM
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Wish we were able to send you some of the rainfall that we got from Irma or Nate.

Stay safe Larry!
Ditto. We are expecting more by the end of the week which we don't need while CA does. I went out tonight at 1800 to cut more of the trees that are down. That lasted less than 30 minutes before we got more rain.

Larry, has anyone out there ever thought about putting sprinklers on the roofs of homes so that when there is a fire, you turn on a low volume system that just wets the roof?
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:55 AM
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Ditto. We are expecting more by the end of the week which we don't need while CA does. I went out tonight at 1800 to cut more of the trees that are down. That lasted less than 30 minutes before we got more rain.

Larry, has anyone out there ever thought about putting sprinklers on the roofs of homes so that when there is a fire, you turn on a low volume system that just wets the roof?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:21 AM
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Our thoughts and prayers for safety first, property second are with you, Larry, Dave, and all in California (both north and south). Fire is just so all-consuming with absolutely nothing left to salvage. It is very scary.

But save your life first. Property is secondary. Good luck and Godspeed.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:16 PM
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"Larry, has anyone out there ever thought about putting sprinklers on the roofs of homes so that when there is a fire, you turn on a low volume system that just wets the roof?[/QUOTE]

I have a huge water tank about 1000' up the hill, so it would work for me, but if you have a well and no power, no go. Supposedly 99K have no power.
They have 200+ LEO from out of town locking down the evacuated areas and they are dead serious. Looters are out and about and are being arrested. The fire has now approached town from the south and is trying to come over Annadel County park and drop down into Bennett Valley. Again some of the highest price property in the state.
Like most stuff here in the Golden State, the officials have plans to provide free stuff to illegals but apparently no plan to save their city from burning to the ground. The fire people are letting a lot of structures just burn (Like the Fountaingrove Hilton Hotel) and at the same time telling us that flying embers are causing most of the spreading fires. Does that make any sense at all? A subdivision is gone and yet open gas lines are burning unabated at most foundations. I have yet to see more than a half dozen firefighters actually putting out fires. It is all about people standing around acting busy and important while the destroyed neighborhoods still are burning. Our mayor had a press conference and looked like he was going to start sobbing at any moment. They are completely lost in space and haven't a clue. Amateur hour for sure.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:47 PM
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I thought all the houses had slate tiles on the roofs. Looks to me like the houses were burning from INSIDE out!!! Crazy. Plus all those nice homes were built almost on top of each other, no yards just houses 15 feet apart or less.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:57 PM
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Prayers to all those affected by this terrible event.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:16 PM
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No sprinklers would have made a difference Sunday night. Winds were unprecedented gusting to 80 MPH and yes, most houses in Santa Rosa have tile or composite shingles. Nothing would have helped. Like a fire hurricane. The scary part was it was mostly urban with mini malls, pavement, parking lots, motels, industrial and residential. The fire went from 200 acres over the hill to SR to 20k in about 4 hours.
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