Friday, September 10, 2010

This map of tweeted reports from the boulder fire takes a minute to load but is an amazing use of the technology.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

I have a new appreciation for Twitter.
#boulderfire has been alive since the inception of the fire with updates, offers for help and needs posted, links to images galore and real data from the boots on the ground + helpful local bulletin boards established.

We took $$ to Longmont Humane Society where they are housing a lot of the mountain horses and a case of new socks and some vits/minerals to the fire camp at the Res.

So many people are volunteering in the area - 3000 people evacuated but only about 25 showed up to the RC shelter. 550 new firefighters and and Incident 1 Command team in place to relieve the original heros, many were with local volunteer fire departments.

Got about 1" of rain yesterday that was the equivalent to 7,000 slurry bomber drops. These helicopters are loading from a lake that's about a 10 minute walk from here.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Too close for comfort: