Gut-wrenching. Indeed, Fozzer, it is
a nightmare. The missing people total has finally been reduced from over 1,200 to just under 993. Many more to be found.
Apt thoughts and observations expressed on this thread. Many people on this planet are choosing to live in potentially and critically-dangerous areas. Gamblers of the highest levels. It's the main reason of my departure from the central coast of Oregon years ago: The eventual, inevitable great quake and resulting tsunami. Last devasting one was back in 1700, knowing this from records in Japan documenting the related waves that had crossed the Pacific to reach them. The populated regions of coast of the PNW are as good as gone, most of which are 30 feet above sea level or less. From the coast of Oregon up through SW British Columbia: It's coming
. Researchers studying sedimentary records have learned that one "wave" of the dozen+ in the past 6,000 years was 120 feet of sea water rise. That
is power. The similar 2011 tsunami in Japan came 45 feet over the tops of the 30 foot sea walls in places.
Have myself previously been evacated due to wildfire coming hard and fast in 35 to 45 mph winds to our community during summer of 2006. This short video clip's audio/visual haunts to this day, remembering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFvp-0mEZA
We were overall extremely fortunate, several losing homes with few injuries and no deaths, many dozens of true hero fire fighters facing it to keep ithe town from being overrun. Here's a photo I captured earlier in the day as it was building fast and rolling towards us...
There will be many more events like this to come. We all know this deep down. Maybe more people will quiet the loudness of their minds to be able to listen to their intuiton, applying what they know while there's time to do something about the circumstances they've allowed themselves to get into..