Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wildfire Rages in Canada: Largest Evacuation in Alberta’s History

SHTF in Northern Canada
An entire city of 80,000 forced to evacuate due to fires.
Note that this is near the tar sands so I can't help but wonder what
industrial facilities might burn, and what the long-term impact will
be of toxins released in the vicinity.
I don't know if you heard this, but the entire city of Fort McMurray, Alberta was ordered to evacuate as a massive wildfire breached the city limits.
The scale of this inconceivable. We hear for wildfires taking forests and a measurable number homes, but not entire cities of 80,000 people. The scale is massive. The report tells of evacuees being stranded because their vehicles could not get enough air to keep the engines running.
Keep the people of Fort McMurray and Alberta in your prayers.
Thanks for the heads up guys. The environmental and economic loss is already terrible, people are losing everything and the damage to the forests is terrible. I haven’t read of any fatalities yet but I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some given the magnitude of this wildfire and how it spread into a large urban area.
Let’s keep them in our prayers and help those we can.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Anonymous said...

I heard this morning that it was likely there are some fatalities due to the gasoline shortage that resulted from so many people evacuating at the same time. A good reason to keep a supply of fuel for your vehicle so you aren't trapped like those individuals. People will try to shelter in place from a hurricane - wildfire leaves very little choice of 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go ?"

Terrible situation. Wildfire destroys buildings, businesses, residences, utilities simultaneously. It will be very difficult to move back and start over with no place to work / live / purchase or grow food.

Our condolences for all of those effected by this.

D.V. said...

My grandparents were caught in the terrible fires in Northern Ontario around 1916. The front of the fire was 40 miles across. In those days there were not many roads , so the family stayed in a lake. The father went back for something and spent time down a well with a wet sheet over his head waiting for the fire to clear the area as the fire cut off his escape route.
These were people who lived in the backwoods are were pretty savvy about their surroundings

bart simpsonson said...

I may be just talking out my a$$ on this, and have not been following closely this terrible event. I wonder how it started. Was it natural, or man-caused, perhaps eco-terrorism against the deadly fossil fuel industry? Regardless, my condolence to the residents of this part of the second-greatest nation extant today.