Monday, August 31, 2009

I'll Let Twitter Tell It

@tinycoconut, Monday, August 31:

4:19 a.m.: Never a dull moment in this fire...Baroy called about half an hour ago. We got an evac order. Cops said not a huge rush, but...

4:20 a.m.: Then minutes later, call comes in that evac order lifted but ONLY for houses north of us. Which is odd, since THEY ARE CLOSER TO THE FIRE! [Edited to add: The initial call came in at around 2 a.m., I talked to Baroy at 3:45 when he called my cell, the cancellation call came in at 4:15 a.m.]

4:21 a.m.: Baroy is outside having packed the car to find out what's going on. I'm waiting for call back and looking for info online. LATimes says...

4:26 a.m.: AND I QUOTE: "Eastern flank of Station fire still active, calmer elsewhere." This at 11 p.m. Uh, thanks LAT. [Edited to add: We're part of the western flank.]

4:40 a.m.: Call back. Evac canceled for ppl south of a XX street. We're two block south, so we're OK now. Baroy's going to try to get some sleep.

4:41 a.m.: I can't imagine sleeping now, but...I probably should try. After I blog. ;-)

6 comments:

kristenspina said...

Oy! Enough already!! This fire is making me (3,000 odd miles away) VERY nervous. Wish I could send you some rain...

PnP said...

Sleep, you need it. You aren''t any good to anyone, stressed and exhausted! So glad the evac order was lifted. Hopefully this will just be the "year we all camped out at the Y's" story you tell your grandkids and nothing more. Take care (and dont forget you guys can come here too if you need to be a little closer to home)...

GRIFTOY said...

I heard today that the La Crescenta evacuations were a *mistake*! At 3 a.m.! Somebody just messed up using the reverse 911 system. It's crazy!

TC said...

And here's my favorite part of the 'mistake' thing: One of my friends said that some people SOUTH of CV High School were told to evacuate TO CV HIGH!

Talk about your screwups...

Green said...

I hope you have an air purifier at your house for le husband.

Meg said...

Thinking of you and hope things are getting better.