Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Texas Continues To Burn

Texas, as well as some surrounding states are still being plagued by wildfires. Most are in the sparsely populated Panhandle region, but we did have one south of Dallas close enough to smell the smoke. In the latest round 11 people have died, and about 10,000 cattle and horses, unable to outrun the flames. The fire is pushed by 30 to 40 mile an hour winds and rushes about that fast. I was thinking about doing a little camping and horseback riding on my vacation in the Palo Duro Canyon region in that area next week, but that may now be off.

So far, since December 26th, about 5,800 square miles, or 15,000 sqaure kilometers have burned, an area larger than Northern Ireland! If you're the prayin' type, please pray for rain!

Cnn has a good link here.

2 Comments:

At 9:27 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

This is scary stuff CH. Be careful and don't go camping just yet please.

I was watching the news yesterday (or was that today???) and looking at one natural disaster after another. The fires, tornadoes, flooding. We live on one dangerous piece of land.

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Chas said...

Thanks Monica. When the grizzly bears are scared, it's time for the cowpokes to stay at home!

Those tornadoes in the Midwest were terrible! All we need now are plagues of locusts, but I guess those will come later!

 

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