Hurricane Florence likely to make Landfall Thursday Night

Hurricane Florence is strengthening in the the Atlantic Ocean, predicted to make direct landfall in either Northern South Carolina or North Carolina coasts. The storm is now a category 4 hurricane, expected to reach land on the eastern coast of the USA sometime on Thursday night. Hurricane Florence rapidly intensified from a category 2 hurricane, … Continue reading Hurricane Florence likely to make Landfall Thursday Night

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Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

A wildfire erupted west of the town of Lakeport, CA on Monday afternoon, with flames rising 20 feet into the air. At this time it has burned 68,000 acres of land, thousands of people have been evacuated and 10,000 homes and structures are at risk. https://twitter.com/Antigone/status/1023698688848195584 https://twitter.com/FrancesWangTV/status/1024133060030124032 https://twitter.com/CityofLakeport/status/1024112115148181504 A Disaster Fund for Mendocino County has … Continue reading Mendocino County Fires threaten Lakeport, Clearlake, surrounding areas

4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Updated with additional map of areas under mandatory evacuation: Many people have been asking about maps for tracking the fire currently threatening and moving into the 90,000+ populated city of Redding, California. Here are 4 maps I've found with different ways of viewing data. Carr Fire Activity Map This map is quite comprehensive with the … Continue reading 4 Maps for Tracking Carr Fire in Redding, CA

Earthquake in Myanmar

Today I read the news that an earthquake with a 6.9 magnitude hit in Myanmar and was felt in eastern India and Bangladesh. At first I was alarmed that given the strength, this may be an event causing mass-suffering, but I was quickly relieved to read that no major damage has occurred along with only … Continue reading Earthquake in Myanmar

All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

I live in Seattle, Washington. There are 1600 children in Washington State who are waiting for a family to find them and provide with the love, care and home they deserve. Across the United States there are an estimated 400,000 children in need of a family. Last Autumn, I was honored to attend the Wait … Continue reading All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family