We’re back home from the evacuation and I’m very grateful Calistoga was spared. The fire is 90% contained but some roads are still closed. We had to come home in a roundabout way. I haven’t gone anywhere. I can’t handle seeing the damage just yet. I still haven’t recovered from the devastation of the fire in 2017.
Praise God for your safety. Please take all the time you need. Praying for you and everyone that has been affected.
I’m very glad to hear your family is safe and area spared. Hugs and prayers for this emotional time!!
Thank the good Lord you are safe and home.
So grateful to hear you are safe Jean. Praise the Lord.
I have wondered if you were home yet,I can certainly understand why you have not wanted to see the damage in the area. I know it is a relief to have your town spared by the actual fire but the devastating damage to wildlife and nature must be heartbreaking. Thanks for letting us know you are home.
So glad you are home and safe!
Jean, so glad you are home and safe. Take your time about getting out to see the sadness the fire has left in it’s wake, there’s plenty of time for all that. Just be happy you’re safe and your home is too!!
Take your time cause I know the feeling as the fire here is still burning I’m glad you are home and all are safe… always in our payers!
We left at 10 PM when we were still on evacuation warning. By morning, Calistoga was surrounded by fire on 3 sides with only one way out. I believe all the prayers helped and I’m grateful for them. Thank you.
Jean, I guess I missed the note about your evacuation. So thankful you are home again. If I did see it, it has slipped my mind.
So glad you are safe.
YES…glad you are home and safe!!!
I am so glad to hear you are home and safe.
I’m so glad you are home and safe!!!
Such wonderful news!!! Maybe it’s time to move? I don’t think I could live under that kind of pressure what happened in 2017?
I mean how were you affected? My SIL went through it in Santa Rosa but was spared
The problem is that there’s nowhere to go where there isn’t some kind of natural disaster-hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes, avalanches, tsunamis, etc. All can be just as destructive as fire and I love California and I especially love Calistoga. So, do you take your chances outrunning a fire or being sucked up by a tornado?
The Tubbs fire in 2017 started in Calistoga and was the second most destructive fire in California history. High winds blew it into Santa Rosa (about 1/2 from Calistoga). 36,810 acres burned. 5,643 buildings were destroyed. More than half were homes, 5% of Santa Rosa’s housing. 22 people died. I couldn’t drive to Santa Rosa without crying for months. It looked like a war zone. Entire neighborhoods were completely gone. Seeing it on TV isn’t the same as seeing it in person. I know several people who lost everything in that fire-homes, cars, jobs and loved ones. It was very traumatic and a lot of people still have PTSD.
I can only imagine! It would be terrifying to live through and the reminder to. Eh there in your face every day! Is it being rebuilt? Colorado is nice Nevada New Mexico Texas? I lived in so Cali and no Cali half of my life so I know how amazing it is there. never had the fire worries while we were there but we were in Novato during the quake of 89? Here in Rochester ny we just have winter 9 months of the year no other natural disasters but snow
Much in Santa Rosa is being rebuilt. Some people opted not to. Many insurance companies dropped fire victims as customers. I think that should be against the law but all they’d do is triple the premiums if that were the case. I have family here in California and at this point in my life I really don’t want to go where I don’t know a soul and more than likely wouldn’t get to see my family for years at a time.
Plus there are many other pros to living in California… that outweigh the cons. Like… the weather!!! And there is so much to do! If I could live anywhere my butt would be back living in Manhattan beach!!!