I am sure you all don't live under a rock and know how horrible the Waldo Canyon Fire is and is rapidly becoming even today. Its down to 5% contained, its IN the city of the Springs at the moment and is still growing (doubled again overnight). So far they have evacuated 32,000 people with 0 fatalities which is a massive miracle and a blessing all in one!
Other Chef's Brother is stationed at Ft Carson and we have had contact so I didn't worry too much about him. He lives near the AF Academy and he said that he was fine, it wasn't near him, etc etc. Then this picture came out...
|Taken from the Academy's Commissary Parking Lot...|
After finally getting ahold of him, he's alright. Evacuating but is okay. Two of his teammates have already lost their homes. But he's okay. And thank god for that.
Another girl I know, Lora, was supposed to be PCSing this week. She's worried sick that she might lose her home now with all her furniture in it. She has packed up what she can and is staying with a friend but the worry is still there. Please massive prayers for her and her 5 children.
Little Man's godmother Heather is the other one I know in the Springs. She is 100% okay as she lives nowhere near it. But like many of us, she has a lot of friends affected. Not only that but I share her sentiment in losing her city. Colorado Springs is absolutely breathtaking and is being destroyed with no end in sight at the moment.
This is terrible.
Please send lots of prayers to the Springs today. They need it desperately. I just hope and pray that some good news comes out of there today. They have massive thunderstorms headed there today and they are worried about that affecting their ability to tame it.
Fire really does have a mind of its own huh?