Friday, June 29, 2012
My biggest fear is wild fire or forest fire in our area. We are such a rural state and where I live is really wild with low mountains, lots of trees, rivers and lakes..but with the drought and heat we have been having, and seeing the wildfires in Texas last year and this year in Colorado and N. Mexico, I worry about our state. Right now we are under a burn ban and earliest we have ever been under one..we are in our 3rd year of drought and lots of deadwood in the forests...well the fear is real...
Just heard on the news tonight that 200 acres has burned in the county just below us and is spreading to another county. They have already evacuated 12 homes in the line of fire..This doesn't sound like much compared to what is happening in Colorado and N.Mexico but we are a much smaller state and things are pretty close to each other though it is rural. The fire that is going on right now is only about 20 miles from us..so you can see the concern..all fireworks are not allowed but knowing some crazy people in our area they will shoot them off anyway.
And then the news yesterday from my sister's area of the state was that they were trying to track down an arson who was setting off small fires just for meanness...and not only that but now there is a major water shortage in many places...they are limiting water useage in several towns and now where my sister lives not only are they limiting useage but they are having huge water main breaks..so much trouble happening and the heat doesn't help. We really need to be praying for our entire country..