Thankfully, some is coming.
INSPIRATION DURING TRYING TIMES
“I’m going to start all over again. It’s not easy but it’s not impossible either. You have to be a little tough in situations like this,” says Artemio Guterrez, a single father of four who just returned to Oregon from his mother’s funeral in Mexico only to have his home burned down by a wildfire.
THAT IS MORE THAN 12%
OF THE STATE’S POPULATION
SALEM, Ore. — Authorities in Oregon report that more than 500,000 people statewide have been forced to evacuate because of wildfires. That’s over 12% of the state’s 4.2 million population. The number includes convicts from at least three jails and prisons. None have been released, just relocated.
It has not rained in Seattle for a long, long time. I think the same is true for western Oregon. It usually rains in western Oregon around Labor Day, breaking up months of summer sunshine and signaling that fall is on the way. I just checked the extended forecast and there is no precipitation expected for weeks.
A GREAT EXPANSE
OF SMOKE ALONG
THE WEST COAST
Air quality is gonna decline greatly in Seattle tomorrow, which is a shame. I like breathing. I hope it rains soon.
“There is a super massive cloud of smoke
outside of California and Oregon. The wind
is changing direction and it’s coming your way
tomorrow. You have today to prepare.
Let your family and friends know.”
— Public Information Officer,
Washington Emergency Management Division
“Go shopping for any essentials today.”
“If you don’t have to go out tomorrow, stay home.”
“Create a box fan that filters the air around you. This video shows you how to make it.” Something else I have to add to my to-do list.
I will be looking at the air quality forecasts and info from the state health department.
Heading out to meet some friends at Pike Place Market. I have not eaten out in ages. We will be trying the grub at Pike Place Bar & Grill. I am keen on helping restaurants any way I can.
Hopefully, the smoke from the fires has dissipated. We plan on sitting and eating outside. I would like to drink a hard cider, but I did not see any on their menu when I looked it up online.
I do have a window open in my apartment and the air quality seems much better than before. My eyes were burning for a while the other day.
Sad to see these beautiful areas go up in flames.