Tuesday, September 6, 2011

¿Dónde está la lluvia?

An update on the large wildfire currently savaging Central Texas: according to 10:00 news tonight, the fire is 18 miles long and 5 miles wide. Five people are reported dead, and thousands are homeless. Firefighting crews from CA, AZ, and NM have arrived and are helping.

The ongoing drought, coupled with low humidity and high winds, are driving the fire at an impressive, if not downright frightening, speed. Below is a short (45 sec.) raw video feed showing how fast the fire is moving.

It's getting pretty damn scary around here...


Bear said...

You have no idea how much I wish you could have some of our weather. It hasn't stopped raining in three damn days up here, and it's been raining most of the last three weeks. Folks up here are losing their homes to flooding.

The irony and unforgivable tendencies of Mother Nature never cease to amaze me.

CenTexTim said...

It's all Bush's fault.