I've heard this type of comment before on this list. Last time I think
it involved the idea of living in Florida, because hurricanes sweep
My sympathies to the sufferers of both man-made and natural disasters.
Beth in Australia, the home of droughts and bushfires, but we live here
Frank McCullough wrote:
Cliff, I think you are missing something...a flood plain is no
comparison to the situation that is going on in southern California.
These fires aren't "natural" disasters that are going to happen, they
are man made. Southern California isn't susceptible to "spontaneous
combustion". If you mix 50-70 mph winds, 15-20 percent relative humidity
and a nutcase with a match, this is what you get...virtually everything
I live in Northern California where we had a comparable disaster. We
lost 3000 homes in Oakland under much the same circumstances. This was
within the city limits of a metropolitan area, not rural. The Santa Ana
winds create a perfect scenario for such a conflagration.
Cliff. Johnston wrote:
> For the past 300 years that we know of, those hills have burned off once
> every three years. One would think that people would smarten up and not
> build there. It's difficult for me to have too much sympathy. It's much
> like building on a flood plain and then complaining that one gets wiped out
> by floods...or am I missing something somewhere???
> Cliff. Johnston
> "May the best you've ever seen,
> Be the worst you'll ever see;"
>from A Scots Toast by Allan Ramsay
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