It seems like we are in a time where the disasters this world is facing are hard to keep up with. It is also hard to determine whether or not that this is due to the end of the world or just more access to information on these devastating events. My focus has been turned to the Caldor Fires that are raging in California. This was just one event that I did not have much knowledge on. These fires that started on August 14th have made their way from Little Mountain, CA to now Christmas Valley with nearly 500 homes destroyed and 33,000 places being threatened by the spreading fire. What is known as a red flag warning was expressed saying “This is a systematic evacuation, one neighborhood at a time,” South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Travis Cabral said on social media. “I am asking you as our community to please remain calm.” (KCRA) People are intending to evacuate but are then faced with traffic as all fear for their lives. It seems ironic in a time where people who had to stay within the confines of their homes to quarantine are now forced to evacuate due to this natural disaster. Multiple news sources are reporting on the spread of these fires and providing information to not only those living near or in those areas but are also resources to those, like us, tuning in to stay updated.
The imminent threat that people are facing with grounds being leveled by the raging fire and being that this fire has been ongoing for over two weeks now presses the issue of how it will be stopped. With winds at thirty miles per hour, it seems like a tough task to feat. It is not only disrupting the land, travel, and homes of the individuals that live there but the air they breathe as well. I have linked a website that is dedicated to helping those that have suffered through these natural disasters if anyone is interested in helping be a part of rebuilding the communities that have been lost. This and some many other disasters feel too close to home.