Fires in Ft Mac Canada need 'murican help.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mindgrinder, May 7, 2016.


  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    I know this is a long shot....
    But this forum has folks from mil, gov, fed, yadda, black ops.....
    I need help. Northern Alberta if burning...Canada never asks America for help...
    We need you now.
    Send water bomber and all you can spare.
    There are monkeys on here with strings that can be pulled...especially you FEDS...
    Come on - man up - we're always there for you.

    MG

    @BTPost
     
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  2. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Blaze will take months to extinguish, Alberta fire official says

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    How big is the fire?

    On Saturday afternoon, officials said they will be fighting the overall fire, expected to reach 300,000 hectares in size by day’s end, for months to come, even if they make gains that allow the return of more than 80,000 residents to the northern Alberta city.

    The fire had grown from 75 square kilometres Tuesday to 1,500 square kilometres, officials confirmed Saturday, and surrounded the city on its west and southern edges. To picture where the fire stretches: imagine the city as though it were the face of a clock; the flames surround Fort McMurray from the numbers four to 11.

    High temperatures and gusting winds are helping expand the forest fire, creating a situation where the “out of control” blaze that has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people could possible double in size on Saturday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said. “In no way is this fire under control,” Ms. Notley told a Saturday afternoon briefing in Edmonton. “The Fort McMurray wall of fire is still burning out of control.”

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    Flames engulf trees along a highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 6, 2016.

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    What progress are firefighters making?

    More than 1,100 firefighters are fighting the Fort McMurray fires. Ontario is sending 100 firefighters to Alberta beginning Friday.

    Firefighters battled the blaze near the evacuated community of Anzac. The village remained mostly intact on Friday; 18-20 structures were destroyed.

    Water bombers are playing a key role: 22 are currently deployed with more en route to the fire-affected area, including four from Quebec.

    What is the weather forecast?

    The weather, with the temperature Saturday expected to rise as high as 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit), was hindering efforts to fight the wildfire.

    “Unless we have a significant rain event of 100 millimetres of rain, we expect to be out fighting the fire in the forested area for months to come,” Chad Morrison with Alberta Wildfires told a media briefing Saturday afternoon.

    The forecast for Sunday is a mix of sun and cloud, with a few showers expected Sunday night, ending overnight. Wind from the west will range in speeds from 30 km/h to 50 km/h, and the temperature is expected to reach a high of 17 C.
     
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    You Canadians always send firefighters as you can to help us, I assumed that the US would be helping you now...
     
  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    They do? I did not know that the canadians sent FF last year
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If I were 20 years younger ---
     
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  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    NOPE !


     
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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Igne natura renovatur integra.
     
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  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    call/email write a letter to whoever you voted for plz.
    ASAP. This is our entire oil industry.

    call/email write a letter to whoever you voted for plz.
    ASAP. This is our entire oil industry.
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    We sell almost all of it to USA.
    Protect your investment...+ be good neighbors plz.
     
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  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Any attempt made yet to seed the clouds? Raimfall is the best tool you have.
     
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  10. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    It will be over in 3 or 4 days.
     
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Australia and Canada Should Keep an Eye on Wildfire Season Overlap, Says Report | VICE | Canada

    It seems that the Australians and Canadians have an agreement to help each other. I think that is smart that they all have the same training. Currently one of Canada's helicopters they lent to the Aussies is headed back to Canada.

    I have been upset that the US has not sent help yet. I have learned that it really is a simple request and takes little time but first the country needing aid uses their resources first. Canada has not requested help yet but fire officials in the US are monitoring the Fort Mac fire.
     
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  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Is there a fund we can contribute to that will go to help those burnout families? Years ago I returned from work one day to find my house had become a pile of ashes. No one hurt, even my cat got out.

    But the problem is fire takes everything, right down to your last sheet, towel, underwear, stick of deodorant, knife fork, dish you name it's gone. All you have left is what you're wearing and the vehicle you're driving. Be nice to take up a collection to maybe help a few of those families replace some essential possessions.
     
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

  15. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Anyone can put up a go fund me site, even if they've nothing to do with the fires.

    I made a contribution. It says on the Red Cross site that all individual contributions are matched by the Canadian government.

    For years being a member of the mining community myself (it's a relatively small number of people and kind of close knit) and with past experience of my own burnout, I had to do something.

    Got a little bit of word Friday at work that so far the only fatality was the result of a traffic accident during the evacuations. Suncor, the company that operates the nearest oil sand operation to Ft Mac, is a customer.
     
  16. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  17. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    No it wont.
     
  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I guess we will see...
    One bit of good news is, Mercury is passing between Earth and Sun. Unrelated, but cool.
     
  19. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow




    Watch fuel prices start to rise
     
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  20. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Sure.
    One of the shitty things is I CANT COUNT ON MY NEIGHBORS FOR NOTHING.
     
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