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Thread: California Wild Fires - I hope all of you are safe

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    I know we have quilters in LA and Orange County. I hope you are being safe and staying out of harm's way! Remember not to let your possessions own you, but to evacuate if you are asked to.

    And cover your faces so you don't inhale smoke! I lived through a few of those fires in So Cal, and these look much worse.

    Also, I ask everyone to pray for the firefighters who are working so hard to save homes and lives. They are nearing exhaustion and need more relief than they have at this time.

    Thanks!

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    ditto here. so sad and scarey.

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    I hope all are safe, I watched the news last night and they were saying that 1000's were being evacuated..... my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    I know we have quilters in LA and Orange County. I hope you are being safe and staying out of harm's way! Remember not to let your possessions own you, but to evacuate if you are asked to.

    And cover your faces so you don't inhale smoke! I lived through a few of those fires in So Cal, and these look much worse.

    Also, I ask everyone to pray for the firefighters who are working so hard to save homes and lives. They are nearing exhaustion and need more relief than they have at this time.

    Thanks!
    I agree with everything Quiltmaker101 said...If you have to evacuate please do....Leave it because it can be replaced but you can not..I want to add if you do lose some of your things I would be more than happy to send some stash to help someone get started again... Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers...

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    My dad called me last night to say his step sister lost everything. The police knocked on her door and told her to leave. She didn't have time to take anything with her. She is at her son's and thankfully ok.

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    Sorry to hear that Countrymaid :( .. Your family will be in my thoughts..

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    I was reading about the fires, scary! We went through one summer of being on evacuation standby because of fires that were threatening to move closer to town, wasn't a nice feeling. I live in a semi remote northern mining town, we only have one road out of here and the fires were south of us.

    Keeping everyone in my thoughts for a safe resolution.

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    I am so sorry to hear this Countrymaid, I am so glad that she made it out ok.

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    My sister, Kate, and her family live in Chula Vista. Last night she told Mom the fires are about 7 miles from their home. They were packed and ready to evacuate. She is a school nurse. School was let out at noon yesterday, and cancelled for today, and probably the rest of the week. I tried to call today when I got home from work but only got the answering machine. I am so worried. Their only daughter, 19 years old, died 3 years ago this last September, (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma). Kate and her son were home this summer and I felt that they were starting to heal and reconnect, and now this. Please keep her in your prayers. I don't want to watch the news, but I can't turn it off. I keep thinking maybe they'll interview her or her son or husband.

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    Prayers said Julie....

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    My thoughts are with all who are under this terrible threat, We've seen it on the TV here and they showed satelite photos,the smoke can be seeen from space. God be with you all

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    I'm sorry to hear your news countrymaid. :( They'll be in my thoughts and prayers, as will you and your family julie!! I'm so sorry anyone is having to go through this. So frightening. :(

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    every one in cal. just want ya'll to know our prayers are with ya'll. please stay safe.

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    Julie and Countrymaid, my sympathies for the terrible strain on your families. I have them, all the Calif people, the firemen, rescue folks, the military that are there now, the police ALL in my prayers!

    Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help any of the families??

    Steve is in LA--Tim is in southern Calif.--Nancy is out there somewhere--Yvonne is up north, and so many others, all of you are in my prayers and I know you have good sense in getting out because you are all quilters. I'll share my fabrics........I promise!!

    Love and Hugs,
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    My sister called; they haven't been evacuated yet. They took her husband's car to the Navy base for safekeeping. (They're both retired Navy), and have everything ready to go at a moments notice. She said the sky to the east is black and may of her friends that live out that way have lost their homes. Kate said everything is covered with soot and their pool looks like a swamp. The clean up effort will be massive. Thank you all for your prayers. There is supposed to be a change in the weather by the weekend, so if they can just hang on til then...

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    Prayers and thoughts from our home as well. Folks, one of you that has been blessed with such great organization skills, do you think we could form a huge quilting bee and get some needed things to those in need? I know our family would be happy to do what we can.

    Countrymaid, big hugs for your sister, and you. Its hard to lose things, but harder to lose a loved one. We'll hold her close in our hearts and she'll be better than ever when its all said and done!!

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    Tim is in San Jose-- Northern California, so he's safe from the fire. (Patrice is another story. . .)

    It's really rather horrifying to watch.

    As said before, if you live in these areas YOU are the precious ones, not posessions!

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to those known and unknown, those affected by the fire and those working to save them.

    Ditto jbsstrawberry

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    Am sitting here in the SF Valley smelling smoke, many miles from any possible harm, but thinking now of friends in the thick of it, my stomach is in knots.

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    Julie, I will be praying for your family, I hope that they will be able to keep in touch so that you do not have to worry about their safety.

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    Steve, your friends will be in my prayers, also. I hope that you hear soon that they are all okay.

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    Hi All,
    Have seen footage on TV and it looks so scarey. We live in a area also prone to fires and have had our scares. Our thoughts are with you all and hope for the best outcome for everyone.

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