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Old 12-06-2017, 08:37 PM   #41
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Kay and RF....those pics and videos are heartbreaking. I just now turned on the news again for updates. Holy cow - this is bad. My son-in-law is out there fighting the fires and probably will be for days.

I can't imagine going without fire insurance. My house is paid off too, and we're in a low fire risk area. Kay - wow, my homeowners insurance out here in the desert is higher than $500/yr!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:38 PM   #42
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Ykies RF!! I've just found out that we're all in a fire zone.
It turns out that half the population of Ventura was under mandatory evacuation and most on the flat lands so not in a fire zone. There's no way I'd go without fire insurance, and our house is paid off too. Our entire home owners insurance, including fire runs about $500 a year.
Wow! 500 bucks a year is good. Mine runs about $1,500 a year. The big threat that runs insurance premiums up where I live, believe it or not, is hail. Not tornadoes, or fire... frozen balls of ice. Go figure.

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:45 PM   #43
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About our insurance premiums...remember, I'm married to the best shopper on the planet.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:24 PM   #44
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Kay and RF....those pics and videos are heartbreaking. I just now turned on the news again for updates. Holy cow - this is bad. My son-in-law is out there fighting the fires and probably will be for days.

I can't imagine going without fire insurance. My house is paid off too, and we're in a low fire risk area. Kay - wow, my homeowners insurance out here in the desert is higher than $500/yr!
After seeing the devastation of the fires up north, common sense would tell you to carry fire insurance. No one is immune. Unless you live in a cement house.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:33 AM   #45
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Kayelle, that Thomas Fire is way too close for comfort! I hope you and Souschef stay safe and can remain in your home. If not, I bet you already have a Go Bag packed and have lined up must-take possessions.

Anyone else out there in a potential path of a fire, I've got you all in my prayers. Stay safe everyone!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:33 PM   #47
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Kayelle, that Thomas Fire is way too close for comfort! I hope you and Souschef stay safe and can remain in your home. If not, I bet you already have a Go Bag packed and have lined up must-take possessions.

Anyone else out there in a potential path of a fire, I've got you all in my prayers. Stay safe everyone!
We've never been prompted before, (although everyone should be) to compile two lists for "10 minutes, grab and go" and another for "2 hrs.(or more) to get out". Everyone should print out those lists for an emergency, because if the panic time comes, at least the lists would help you think.
We could be out in 10min. if they came pounding on the door, like I thought they might do last night but didn't, thankfully.
We just heard on the news that now 450 homes have now been lost in this Thomas fire, and it's not over yet. Mercy!!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:11 PM   #48
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Every spring, we check our hurricane emergency supplies and if a storm even looks like it might come close, we fill up gas tanks, check the generator, get non-perishable food, medicine, water and other essentials, etc. - all the stuff we need to do to get ready to ride it out or bug out. If you wait till you're told to do it, you might not be able to get what you need.

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Old 12-08-2017, 06:28 PM   #49
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All the smoke is really getting to me. I have serious lung and heart problems and it's hard to breathe so it's a worry. I've had a headache for days and we've been staying inside and going stir crazy, not to mention both of us are cranky with each other. Somebody told us to run the air conditioning fan for the house, as it's not warm enough to run the actual AC. It's so weird to have the fierce Santa Anna winds without heat! I hesitate to say any of this, as complaining with so much destruction all around us just boggles the mind.. We are so lucky so far.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:05 PM   #50
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I'm so sorry, Kayelle. A disaster like that causes suffering in many ways. I hope a break in the weather comes soon.
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