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Old 05-05-2016, 06:43 PM   #1
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Best Wishes to Fort McMurray Area Residents

According to media reports the fires in Alberta look to be some of the worst ever. We hope that nobody on the Forum was affected. Well wishes sent your way.


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Old 05-05-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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According to media reports the fires in Alberta look to be some of the worst ever. We hope that nobody on the Forum was affected. Well wishes sent your way.


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Yes it looks pretty bad . Pat
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Only one member lists his location as Fort McMurray (Rick or Weezy). Many people don't show their precise location - and home and work locations can be quite different - but it doesn't look like any of the other members who list themselves as in Alberta are up in the Athabasca area.

Fortunately, evacuations were timely enough to avoid stranding anyone in the fire, and many people are stepping up to help those displaced - governments, aid organizations, companies, and many individuals.
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It's brutal. Provincial state of emergency. 88,000 evacuated. 1600 buildings destroyed. Insurers predicting up to 9 billion in claims.

They say production will be down about 800,000 bbl per day.

But the most important thing - everybody evacuated safely.
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Alaska Highway is now closed due to fire, 45 kilometers north of Fort St. John.
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But the most important thing - everybody evacuated safely.

Absolutely right. Things can be rebuilt.
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It's brutal. Provincial state of emergency. 88,000 evacuated. 1600 buildings destroyed. Insurers predicting up to 9 billion in claims.

They say production will be down about 800,000 bbl per day.

But the most important thing - everybody evacuated safely.
There was never a house to house check made to ensure that no one was left behind. With so many homes burned to the ground, it may be difficult to know whether or not someone was inside unless a missing person report is eventually made. Hopefully it will be demonstrated eventually that no one is missing.

My 22 yr old son has been living in Fort McMurray and working for the City of Fort McMurray as a firefighter/EMT for the Past two years. In the past few days he has been working tirelessly with his brothers and sisters in the fire department trying to save as much of the city from burning as possible. I am proud of my son and have a lot of respect for everyone in his profession.
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There was never a house to house check made to ensure that no one was left behind. With so many homes burned to the ground, it may be difficult to know whether or not someone was inside unless a missing person report is eventually made. Hopefully it will be demonstrated eventually that no one is missing.



My 22 yr old son has been living in Fort McMurray and working for the City of Fort McMurray as a firefighter/EMT for the Past two years. In the past few days he has been working tirelessly with his brothers and sisters in the fire department trying to save as much of the city from burning as possible. I am proud of my son and have a lot of respect for everyone in his profession.


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There was never a house to house check made to ensure that no one was left behind. With so many homes burned to the ground, it may be difficult to know whether or not someone was inside unless a missing person report is eventually made. Hopefully it will be demonstrated eventually that no one is missing.

My 22 yr old son has been living in Fort McMurray and working for the City of Fort McMurray as a firefighter/EMT for the Past two years. In the past few days he has been working tirelessly with his brothers and sisters in the fire department trying to save as much of the city from burning as possible. I am proud of my son and have a lot of respect for everyone in his profession.
So sorry to hear what is happening in Canada . Saying a little prayer for everyone affected and their families . Hope your son stays safe . Pat and Linda
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