Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Texas Fire Update

I heard from Sharon, and from Tom Davis, LOLC's PIO by e-mail this morning. They are all well in the city of Austin, but the fires are still burning in several surrounding areas.

In Bastrop, to the southeast of Austin, virtually an entire state park built by the WPA during the Great Depression was wiped out. In Leander, to the northwest of Austin, there was a fire that may have been the result of arson. Thousands of acres have been destroyed by fire in the areas surrounding Austin.

Sharon asked for energy to help shift the dome of high pressure that has stalled over Texas for the last few months, and for rain.

If you are interested, you can read more in the online version of the Austin American-Statesman, the local newspaper, at http://www.statesman.com/.

Tim Larson
Northern Dawn Local Council

More info:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/07/texas-wildfires-spread-rapid_n_951952.html