Post by onlyhomelites on Sept 9, 2020 11:41:52 GMT -5
We had to evacuate due to the Almeda fire that started in Ashland yesterday and swept up the Rogue Valley. Our family is safe, but based on initial reports of fire damage, a significant portion of our town is burned. Until the roads in reopen, I won't even be able to assess whether the store's inventory still exists. Please bear with me, I'll update as soon as I can.
So sorry to hear of your situation.Your home & store inventory can be replaced,your family & you cannot.Be safe my friend.Just say the word & we'll be there to help you out if need be,you can count on us.
Post by lesorubcheek on Sept 10, 2020 17:03:46 GMT -5
That's tragic news Leon. Thankfully all of you are safe. We all hope everything is well at home also. Many times just worrying about the unknown is worse than the event, so just hoping that'll be the case for you also and everything is fine.
Post by onlyhomelites on Sept 10, 2020 18:21:58 GMT -5
Thank you all! I hiked into Phoenix today and was able to confirm our house and neighborhood was spared. So at this point we're just waiting for the official word that we can go back. Given some of devastation close by, we are beyond blessed. It may be several weeks before I can bring the store online. Until I have power and internet restored, I won't be able to do much. Hoping to get back in sometime in the next few days, but we'll see.
Post by onlyhomelites on Sept 11, 2020 8:53:40 GMT -5
I was able to chat with TJ a bit too...as long as those crazy winds don't whip up again, his town should be okay. The whole PNW is tinder dry, so any little change in the wind can be catastrophic. The news reports i read this morning indicate over 10 percent of Oregon's population is under an evacuation notice. I've been in Oregon over 30 years and this is truly unprecedented. We have big fires, but not 10-15 at the same time!
Post by jselden78 on Sept 11, 2020 13:43:45 GMT -5
Praying for you Leon, I haven't been on here in a while but those fires actually brought me here today. I was going to make a thread about those living in that area and praying for them all. Because of this forum I have made several good friends out on the west coast. Thanks to the chainsaws I have actually met someone in my neighborhood that works as a fire fighter out west. He has been gone from home for a couple of months now so I've tried to help his wife around the house with their two young kids at home. I pray that you and your loved ones pull through this. Also praying for others here that may be affected.