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Fires and Droughts, Staying Alive in 2005

Fires and Droughts, Staying Alive in 2005

The other day I was asked where we felt the most problematic areas are for water supplies and droughts. On much thought it seems these are some of the areas we need to also watch out for fires. Here is what we feel will be the worst affected by droughts and water supply issues: Tampa, Orlando, Ft Myers, Naples, Cape Canaveral, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Columbus Georgia, Macon Georgia, Hilton Head South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, all of North Carolina, Richmond Virginia, Memphis Tennessee, Kansas City, all of Idaho, all of Montana, North and West Wyoming, all of Washington state, all of Oregon, Sacramento, bay delta Region, Northern California, Western Texas, Hawaii.

We predict that Washington, Oregon, North California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, will start to improve. We feel Georgia, South Carolina and parts of North Carolina and Florida and Hawaii will get worse even if we continue to get this wacky weather and intense solar flares. Let us warn also that with fire season expected to be very bad in places like, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, CA, Washington and Colorado. We MAY see double compounding in those states. So we are looking at probabilities in these states as high-risk areas, which will definitely be ones to watch.

With fires taking lots of resources as far as water and large amounts of government budgets it is no wonder the experts involved have previously asked Congress to increase the fire mutual assistance program with an additional 1.5 billion dollars in prior years. With Federal Budget already stretched will we find ourselves in crisis on the finds side too? 1.5 Billion is a huge amount of money, yet this will not be enough and even the air national guards have increased budgets for fire fighting using phoschec. National Forestry Service and Department of Interior are also expecting a big fire season and all agencies which are going to fight this seasons fire are pumping up for the inevitable.

Last year states got hammered hard in many states, the most notable was California and Arizona, this year expect, much of the fresh water supply to be used to fight the big ones, leaving less water for carwashes, farmers and people. check out;

[http://www.firewise.org/pubs/peak_fire_seasons]

I have written an E-Book if you are interested to help you start a “Successful Neighborhood Arson Watch Program” it is Free and you can download it if you wish:

http://www.lancewinslow.org/arsonwatch.pdf

Please be prepared for a potentially problematic fire season in Summer of 2005. Think about this and ways you can conserve water, prevent fires and spring to action if push comes to shove. Thanks for thinking on this.