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Friday, November 8, 2019

PBS Videos on the Camp Fire, PGE Claim Date Extended to 12/31/19

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/fire-in-paradise/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/camp-fire-anniversary-new-details-troubled-evacuation/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/no-danger-to-paradise-911-callers-were-told-as-the-deadly-camp-fire-approached/

https://youtu.be/LtwutlbJQqI  (driving through flames to get away from fire)

PLEASE SHARE LINKS above-- WITH EVERYONE ..SINCE NO ONE IN PARADISE OR LOCAL AREA WILL LIKELY MAKE THE LINK AVAILABLE........THEY PROBABLY DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT.......FRONTLINE -- IT'S JUST ONE OF THE HONEST VIDEOS OUT THERE..............

Note: In the Camp Fire aftermath,  crews had to remove twice as much debris here as what was left from the twin towers after Sept. 11. Most of the toxic debris piles are now gone. So are the burnt cars that lined the roads giving it an apocalyptic feel. Removal of such toxic waste allegedly came close to TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

Also, here is PGE's statement below,  in response to its obvious role in the
Camp Fire.............

Even though PGE is to be blamed for the "fire", the ones in charge of the town of Paradise made up a system that simply was useless, unless a fire was not large. 

The majority of the dead people were seniors that probably believed they did not need to evacuate, after all, hadn't the Mayor kept telling everyone there would be an orderly evacuation??  By now, no one should believe the Mayor.  And not even half of the town had agreed to using the grid "system" that Paradise officials kept saying was so great--- if it was a very small fire--MAYBE it would make for orderly exit. We think that grid system is worthless when no one even understands the size of a fire???  and GET RID OF THAT MAYOR J. JONES!! No amount of education or money makes her qualified to be a mayor, period. She's calling herself a pioneer because she gets to rebuild her home. Lord have mercy!!

Other than that, on the day of the fire, the Frontline PBS video clearly shows that many people were:

 (1) Completely misinformed on how bad the fire WAS; 

 (2) Most people, even the fire fighters, did not even realize the scope and dangerousness of the fire until it was surrounding everyone and everything; and in many cases, that was too late;

 (3) The older people who were likely the most affected, those who were disabled or without help from family/or friends, without internet or perhaps even a phone---were the ones who ended up perishing.  
We reviewed the list of all of the names/ages of those who died last year. Almost without exception, the list was composed mostly of those over 50 with exception of about five people. Most of the people were late 60's, 70's, 80s.....
 https://heavy.com/news/2019/11/camp-fire-paradise-victims-died/

As someone who ran from the fire at 0840am, we knew nothing about any "fire", except from what
we could see in the sky????     Now that may look like a fire now, (picture below) but at the time there were no reports of a fire, no sirens, no warnings, no calls, and nothing to make anyone think there was a fire at the time just by me looking at the clouds? 

           Does anyone really THINK we would be so stupid as to follow some dumb grid evacuation under such circumstances??? Absolutely not!

 I actually thought it was just clouds, (yes I admit that because in person it did not resemble any fire I have seen, and I have seen more than my share of them)....which is WHY I took the pics in the first place--because I thought gee, what puffy clouds those are?  I recall seeing pink and yellow but did not realize it was a fire.  There was no smell, no black smoke, and it actually appeared to be pink and light yellow--the cell phone makes it look darker than it really did look.  Had I known it WAS a fire, I would not have taken any pictures!!!

  I didn't see anyone running in the streets, saw absolutely no one running to their cars, in fact no one was outside at all except me???  But my friend that I called, told me, run for your life so I did, and took nothing from the house at all except my dog.  What other people did or heard, I have no idea. I can only be thankful we did not get stuck on Skyway!




We were lucky to get out via Hwy 32, even tho slow going...........we are lucky we survived....


Thank GOD we didn't adhere to that mayor Jody Jones' dumb area notification evacuation; had we waited around, we all would have likely perished.  

Such an "evacuation" plan is probably what caused in part, many seniors to DIE in the Camp Fire.........they probably felt there was no need to evacuate, and that their AREA had not been called for evacuation.....

             ...in the Camp Fire, if you did not run for your life, your life was likely lost!!!!!


 How else can such deaths occur, when coupled with that dumb program that Paradise employed, to systematically get people out? Not only did that system NOT work, it really was not even USED because had it been used, it would have likely killed even more people??  And only 50% of the people had signed up for it, so it was basically USELESS to begin with?

........Paradise is basically run by people who don't know what they are doing, because if they knew what they were actually doing, they would have solved many of the problems they already had, quite some time ago. If they were that worried about the dead end roads they could have used government authority to try and eliminate those dead ends.

 If Paradise waits enough years, they will spend all of the federal funding and still do very little for the community.  They can pretend to celebrate gold rush days, etc.  NONE of that nonsense will ever bring back people, especially those who understand that dummies can't run towns that have bad plans for dangerous situations???

The only  thing that can come out of the horrific Camp Fire is this:
               Don't pretend you have created safety escapes for people who live in dangerous areas by making up zones of any sort; that is a lost cause from day one. NO amount of such rubbish will save people from a bad fire.  Paradise was lucky they only lost 85 known people. People running through the flames is incredulous....

The run for your life advice is better than following some grid layout which ends up killing people.
Then we find out that no one was given the command for following the grid layout? It doesn't get much worse than that, but we are sure that some people believed they were not to exit until told to do so. By then it would have been too late in most cases.

Also, here is PGE's statement below,  in response to its obvious role in the
Camp Fire..........................

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/pges-response-to-its-role-in-paradises-camp-fire/

Here is how Rebuilding is going--hint...it's pretty slow......  https://www.npr.org/2019/11/09/777801169/the-camp-fire-destroyed-11-000-homes-a-year-later-only-11-have-been-rebuilt