Sep
05
2011

This is the current Texas wildfire situation.

Just to make it clear precisely what we’re talking about, here: it’s not good.  25,000 acres burned so far, and the state is apparently as dry as a bone right now, thanks to a drought.  Let me show you the extent of the problem:

That picture is taken from Weather Underground’s WunderMap (as of roughly 10 PM EDT, September 5, 2011*).  The red flames represent fires, obviously: the dark smudges represent smoke cover.  Just in case the picture isn’t loading for you on your particular platform, let me sum it up for you: A LARGE PORTION OF CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW.

I understand that there are people trying to politicize this situation, for their own purposes. I invite all of them to shut up and instead do something useful, like send their readers or listeners over to the American Red Cross.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Another map can be found here, courtesy of @bdomenech.

2 Comments

  • Ric Locke says:

    Yah. Gov. Perry “ran out on the debate”.

    Meanwhile the Democrats are giggling like schoolgirls at a Chippendales show.

    May their wives grow teeth and their husbands thorns.

    Regards,
    Ric

  • Catseye says:

    Thanks for the WU map link Moe, I can appreciate the problem more!

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