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In sha Allah all is well with you also! My, what strange times we live in!
Alhamdulilah, my family and i are well as regards the fire. Some residences and lots of horse, cattle, etc. were evacuated from the foothills about 5 miles east of us, in the Diablo Mountain Range, but we are on the opposite side of the valley from that fire, which was the closest one to us, however, one of the other major fires that made up The lightning Complex Fires was on the western side of us. The Santa Cruz Mountain Range is about 8 miles to our west, and so much damage was done there :( There are some crazy pics on the internet of Santa Cruz Boardwalk with the mountains on fire in the background...2 nights ago was the first time i saw stars in the sky since all these fires started. Im so sorry for the people,plants, trees and animals that have been so adversly affected:(
It was crazy, cuz around 9pm the night the first fires broke out, my brother texted me and said he saw lightning in the mountains to the south west of our property. Immediately i was worried cuz i knew it had to be dry lightning cuz things had been so hot and dry and there hadnt been any precipitation in the forecast. I told my brother thats very concerning and to keep an eye on things. I told a friend whos new to California what was going on, and they thought my use of the word "nerve wracking" was innappropriate. I tried to explain that dry lightning is no joke and highly dangerous,especially in our area..fast forward 5 days later and hundreds of thousands of acres were burning all over the state:(
Now it seems Oregon and Washington are going through what we here in Cali just went through:(
Thanks for your concern and for the post, i hope everyone else is doing well too, in sha Allah. Those hurricanes are no joke either!!!
Ahmaduallah you are 'safe'.
Soon la-nina will pass again and hopefully you will also not be too affected by the rains of el-ninyo, inshallah.
l have wondered where you are in such a large state, so l'II Iook up Diablo.
Leftie is up in Wash, so l hope their farm is unaffected.
Take care uhty.