I just returned from Ft. Collins a few weeks ago where I have family, and watched the fires just 7 miles up in the mountains burn; experienced the heavy air where breathing can be a challenge when the wind blows down to Ft. Collins and black soot covers everything.....It even comes into the vents in your home/hotel when air is on and you are trying to sleep.
Now, watching all of the fires spring up in Boulder (where my niece had lived just a year ago in same complex), and in Colorado Springs..which seems to be the worse...
I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ALL RESIDENTS that are having to experience this first hand. Like any major disaster, having to evacuate your home and leave everything you know to be "safe" must be an overwhelming experience.
With all of the "so called" natural disasters we watch on TV; with floods in Florida, the tornados that have been experienced, and now fires, it just makes you wake up to realize that the "little" daily things that we get upset about, pale in comparison to a "real problem".
It makes us realize that an "emergency" evacuation kit not only include clothes, but medicines, medicine refills, water and include supplies for your pets is really something we should all have ready to go. And that you should have a copy of all of your personal documents..whether drivers license, credit cards, marriage certificates, wills, birth certificates and the like should be kept "off site"..either in bank safe or "in a cloud!'...somewhere that you can access if something happens to your home.
You hope this never happens...but does not hurt to be prepared.
Hoping that this latest challenge in mother nature can be contained soon and Colorado residents can return to their homes.