Our thoughts and prayers are with what seems like the entire southern half of the state of California as it’s being ravaged by wildfires. Reports are that nearly a million people have been evacuated thus far, and thousands of homes have been destroyed. The early estimate on damage caused by the fires is at about $1 billion, but that’s sure to skyrocket as the situation languishes on.
As I watch the footage and read the reports I’m reminded of that same “helpless observer” feeling I had in the aftermath of Hurricane Kartina.
We have several friends in the San Diego/Los Angeles area. We’re praying that they and their homes are safe. I did speak to one of them this afternoon who let me know tha (thankfully) her house has remained safe thus far. No word from some of the others who live right in the worst hit areas.
Do any of you guys have friends or family that might be affected by this latest disaster? Have you heard any reports from loved ones?