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Wildfire destroys nearly 500 homes in Texas
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Posted on 09/05/2011 7:37:44 PM PDT by nuconvert

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — A roaring wildfire raced through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Central Texas on Monday, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance that was fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fire; tx; wildfires
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1 posted on 09/05/2011 7:37:47 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

sad.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 7:38:29 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: nuconvert

My prayers to these good people of Texas.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 7:39:56 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: nuconvert

Don’t worry! Obama will be on the TV any minute now to discuss federal aid to the area....

Any minute now....

Hang tight.....

Just a second......

He’ll be there soon.....

Just a second.....

Maybe I’m on the wrong channel.....

Nope, not there either.....

Channel 5 maybe.....?

Hmmm....

Channel 11.....

I know he’ll come on any minute now......

Any minute now.....

Any minute......


4 posted on 09/05/2011 7:42:30 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

That punk is too busy with his homey union thugs in Detroitistan to worry about these fires.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 7:44:11 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: nuconvert

probably not a word on the SCM....its Texas afterall, and mostly white people..


6 posted on 09/05/2011 7:44:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: nuconvert; All

Firefighter/FEMA friend on Facebook is posting:

ATTENTION TEXAS AND SURROUNDING AREAS.. WE NEED FIREMEN!!!! Begging for retired and any fireman to call number to help. We were short 25 fireman last night. Cannot contain town of Bastrop, 35 miles away...fire is 16 miles long, 6 miles wide, jumped Colorado river, evacuated entire town and also neighborhood called Steiner ranch of 5500* PLEASE EVERYONE REPOST EVEN IF NOT IN TEXAS.. SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE. HELP!! Call 512-978-1187 Please REPOST!


7 posted on 09/05/2011 7:48:58 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks for posting this thread. I have family who are evacuees from this area as of this morning. They don’t know if they will have a home to come back to once the evacuation order is lifted.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 7:50:07 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: nuconvert

Prayers to all!


9 posted on 09/05/2011 7:53:00 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Winstons Julia
Trailers are also needed to evacuate stock..

URGENT NEED for horse transport for evacuation in Bastrop County, TX. Barns that were used to house evacuees are now in the fire's path. Rt 304 still open both ways. Anyone in the area who can help, please call Beth at 512-467-4893 or Rachel at 512-581-2940. There at least 43 horses in immediate need at their rescue, surely there will be more. **Please cross post!!**

10 posted on 09/05/2011 7:53:12 PM PDT by wildehunt
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To: nuconvert

God bless Texas and send them some rain.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 7:53:14 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: nuconvert

Adding my prayers. I used to live just south of Ft Hood. It is wonderful country, and the suffering must be terrible. May God comfort and give strength to all in loss and need. And God, if you are willing, please send rain to the drought-stricken countryside!


12 posted on 09/05/2011 7:57:46 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: wildehunt

Done.

The other night, I did my naked rain dance.

It didn’t work for Texas , but it sure rained like heck here in Illinois.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:25 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: nuconvert
Check the comments on the original Yahoo article. Most of these people making vile comments are just cowards hiding behind a firewall on their computer. However the mindset combined with the hate spewing that appears on places like Lew Rockwell.com makes me wonder about what many people in this country would do if they could either as some sort of government street militia or just if let off the leash. Bad and evil people disgraces to the name of American and too many of them are among us.
14 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:30 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: MamaDearest

Sorry to hear that.
I hope their home is spared.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:38 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

That Magnolia blaze that’s being reported is only 15 minutes north of me. I’m in Tomball (northwest Houston area)... if they lose control of that one the wind would blow it In our direction... And toward Houston.

I’m guessing we’ll be needing our governor to do his duty here in Texas this week.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 8:01:14 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: robowombat

I don’t read those idiot comments.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 8:03:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

They were evacuating people four miles north of us in Leander. The air still smells smoky, and we’re watering our lawns as a few neighbors have seen some burning flakes.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 8:06:01 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: nuconvert

Wow


19 posted on 09/05/2011 8:06:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tim n Texas

Best of luck to you there.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 8:06:17 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Thank you. We hope their home is spared as well. The main concern are their lives and safety. Everything else is secondary to that.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 8:07:41 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: GunRunner

Oh my. Stay safe


22 posted on 09/05/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Prayers going up in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by shineon
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To: nuconvert

Found this good Texas interactive site that provides all info of fires http://tx.dtswildfire.com/


24 posted on 09/05/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: nuconvert
The comments are idiot but the evil that comes through is so raw it is disturbing. Since many posters refer to capital punishment in Texas they must be liberal nazis. Many may be blacks who indeed hate middle class whites and Texas in particular. Hate mongers like BO’spreacher have sown the dragon's teeth for many years.
25 posted on 09/05/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: nuconvert

Thanks... The news just reported the winds are down to 4mph.... Thats a lot better than the 20mph gusts caused by tropical storm Lee.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: nuconvert

Prayers for those effected. May God have mercy on those in the fire’s path.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:29:28 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Tim n Texas

“The news just reported the winds are down to 4mph”

That’s good to hear.
Thanks


28 posted on 09/05/2011 8:40:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: freeagle

Thanx


29 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Idiots. If the fire touches their beloved Austin, what would they say then?

Stay safe folks. :(

Prayers.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 8:47:51 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: MamaDearest

Prayers for your family members. I have a good friend whose home is right in the Bastrop fire area, and while they are safely evacuated and have a place to stay, it is heartbreaking to see what’s happening and be powerless to do anything - or even know if you’ll have a house left.

I’ve read many expressions of good will and offers to help on this FB page, may the Lord look over all those who are affected and in harms way dealing with this tragedy.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bastrop-Fire-Information-and-Help/284897838194470?sk=wall


31 posted on 09/05/2011 8:56:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: freeagle
My grandson said A&M had a good site - with their fire school.

They have opened up Maude Cobb in Longview for evacuees - Upshur has a big one. One of my students has lost her home.

32 posted on 09/05/2011 9:04:21 PM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: freeagle

I can’t get much detail from that map, but this one at Wunderground shows fire size and location as detected by satellite, and thus is semi-realtime:

http://tinyurl.com/4xf7c58

Zoom in to see detail, make sure “Fire” is turned on, and unclick “Smoke” for easier viewing.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 9:08:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: robowombat
Check the comments on the original Yahoo article.

Oh, those are just Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schulz posting on their multiple accounts at yahoo.

34 posted on 09/05/2011 9:11:43 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: bigbob
Thanks for the prayers - they are definitely needed and appreciated.

We've traveled to Texas and seen San Antonio (the Alamo and RiverWalk), Bastrop and Galveston (the Aquarium). We wanted to see so much more, but time was limited and we wanted to spend time with family in that area. We drove by the park that is now 2/3 consumed by fire.

Reading posts on other websites, people have been extraordinary in helping others with evacuations and showing concern for pets, livestock and horses. God bless America.

35 posted on 09/05/2011 9:42:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Austin

http://www.statesman.com/

San Antonio

http://www.mysanantonio.com/

Houston

http://www.chron.com/

Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/


36 posted on 09/05/2011 11:11:19 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks, Cin, for posting these.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 11:37:36 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: TheWriterTX
I'm not in one of the threatened areas but I know what it's like to basically "ignored" by the MSM because it's Texas.

10 years ago: Tropical Storm Allison

[snip] The storm dropped heavy rainfall along its path, peaking at over 40 inches [in about 24 hours] in Texas. The worst flooding occurred in Houston, where most of Allison's damage occurred: 30,000 became homeless after the storm flooded over 70,000 houses and destroyed 2,744 homes. Downtown Houston was inundated with flooding, causing severe damage to hospitals and businesses. Twenty-three people died in Texas. Along its entire path, Allison caused $5.5 billion ($6.7 billion 2008 USD) in damage and 41 deaths. Aside from Texas, the places worst hit were Louisiana and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Following the storm, President George W. Bush designated 75 counties along Allison's path as disaster areas (the first time he had to do so), which enabled the citizens affected to apply for aid. Allison is the only tropical storm to have its name retired without ever having reached hurricane strength. [snip]

Photos

But Texans pulled together and they will come out of this too.

38 posted on 09/05/2011 11:53:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: nuconvert; LUV W; MEG33; tiapam; Kitty Mittens; Billie; All
The count of homes lost has been raised:

Update - Wildfire destroys 1,000 homes (click)

This makes me cry - loss of lives, homes, pets, livestock - PRAY hard for rain, PLEASE!

39 posted on 09/06/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Awful.
Thanx for the update.


40 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Tim n Texas

Prayers for you all. 500 homes burned is more devastating than Irene.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 8:04:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: yorkie

It’s a very bad day in Texas..Prayers are appreciated
I have a lump in my throat and what feels like a pile of bricks on my chest.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 8:10:17 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: GunRunner

God be with you.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 8:12:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Oh, Meg....I see by the map that your area is almost surrounded, too! PLEASE stay safe - smoke is VERY dangerous!

My above link (post 39) will not open - probably overload.

Here it is again:

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Wildfire-destroys-1-000-homes-in-Texas-2155810.php

I wish there was something I could do, but all I have is prayer and I’m send that for everyone in harm’s way!


44 posted on 09/06/2011 8:21:39 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Don’t worry about me..none near here...I’m on overload on pictures... been watching for hours..just heartsick for those who have lost everything..and am concerned about our exhausted firefighters.

There are fires all over..and no rain in sight...


45 posted on 09/06/2011 8:27:51 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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46 posted on 09/06/2011 8:42:43 AM PDT by tiapam (One Nation Under God !)
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To: tiapam

Amen


47 posted on 09/06/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Lord, hear our prayer.
It got to me when I saw the soldier (and his family) just returned from a year in the ‘Stan and lost everything.
God help those people.


48 posted on 09/06/2011 11:46:14 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: yorkie
Thank you for the Pings, Sweet Yorkie.
My Heart Hurts for those dear People and all they have Suffered and Lost. :(

Joining you in Prayers for Rain to be Sent from our Merciful Lord in Heaven.
49 posted on 09/06/2011 8:22:13 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens
Yes, Kitty Mittens - "Prayers for rain to be sent from our Merciful Lord in Heaven."

I pray that your Kings Ranch stays safe from all these horrible fires!

50 posted on 09/06/2011 8:44:19 PM PDT by yorkie
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