xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jun 18 12:09 PM
June 18, 2008: Fire & Water
Fire and water are both, friend and foe.
footfootfoot Wednesday Jun 18 12:12 PM
A house sieve!
ajaccio Wednesday Jun 18 12:27 PM
OMG - a logjam of houses! I didn't know that houses would float so neatly. So sad, you can still see lawn chairs and furniture on their decks waiting for someone to come relax. There certainly is devastation happening world-wide...
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Slothboy Wednesday Jun 18 01:24 PM
I can see my house from here.
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hulk Wednesday Jun 18 02:36 PM
The neighbors always did complain about those train tracks going right through their backyard!
Gravdigr Wednesday Jun 18 03:38 PM
And, yet, Old Glory, in the midst of such destruction, flying as proud as ever.
dar512 Wednesday Jun 18 03:45 PM
This page has more pictures of the flood in Cedar Rapids and has more context than I've seen elsewhere.
artemis05 Thursday Jun 19 01:11 AM
my birthday was the 12th... i spent it filling sand bags and helping friends empty basements while standing in flood water half way up my calve.
newtimer Thursday Jun 19 04:06 AM
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touchnova Thursday Jun 19 04:17 AM
Lead, not aluminum
That's lead that melted from the cells in the battery, not aluminum.
SPUCK Thursday Jun 19 05:27 AM
Yeah Pb as it is coming right out from the stairs, (battery box).
stevecrm Thursday Jun 19 07:14 AM
so sad to see such destruction, just shows us that we cannot beat nature.
Skylight Thursday Jun 19 07:31 AM
due to floods i suppose
happy birthday for the 12th - i hope despite the devistation you still had a decent celebration.
SeanAhern Saturday Jun 28 12:00 PM
Hm. I still think it's aluminum. The color seems more like the lighter color of aluminum than lead. And I've personally seen this kind of thing in the aftermath of a car fire. I picked up the cooled blob and it definitely had the weight of aluminum, not lead.
Bullitt Sunday Jun 29 01:34 AM
Headin to CA tomorrow for two weeks for some fire fightin.. wish me luck!
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jun 29 01:36 AM
Wear your fireproof underwear.
Griff Sunday Jun 29 12:51 PM
Rock on Bullit!
Big Sarge Sunday Jun 29 01:53 PM
I'm pretty sure that is lead, too. I've cast a lot of bullets & it looks too light.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jun 29 04:58 PM
Too light, Sarge?
Big Sarge Sunday Jun 29 05:29 PM
Too light in color unless casting pure, which wouldn't be the case with the impurities associated with an auto fire. That doesn't even take in account the frosting
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jun 29 05:33 PM
So you think it's lead, because it's too light to be aluminum?
Big Sarge Monday Jun 30 02:04 AM
Nope. You have misunderstood. It is aluminum because it is too light in color to be lead.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 30 10:03 AM
Big Sarge Monday Jun 30 10:12 AM
Argghhh. See how the voices in my head make me screw up. LOL
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 30 10:14 AM
Yeah, I thought that's what you meant.
Sundae Monday Jun 30 10:36 AM
So hang on, you're saying it's lead, right?
Big Sarge Monday Jun 30 11:13 AM
OMG. I give up.
Bullitt Monday Jun 30 03:36 PM
lookout123 Monday Jun 30 03:44 PM
ice chips. if you find yourself anyplace where you can't keep an icechip from melting in your hand, you're too close to the fire. get out and let us know you're ok.
classicman Monday Jun 30 09:26 PM
Bullit - keep us informed - we want to know you are ok and whats going on. Be careful out there.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 30 11:18 PM
The Philly paper today, said they don't expect to have the Northern CA fires, completely under control for months.
Bullitt Tuesday Jul 1 12:47 AM
Thanks guys. We just got a little more info tonight.. this thing is getting pretty big. Over 80 engines, 90 or so hand crews, 7 choppers, 7 planes, and over 1000 other personnel. We get to play with our big type IV engine for this one though.. eye level is about where the door handle is... 1000 gallon tank on this big ol girl:
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 1 01:27 AM
Be careful man, after all it's only CA.
Griff Tuesday Jul 1 08:46 AM
This is all over the news Bullit, be safe.
TheMercenary Tuesday Jul 1 08:59 AM
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xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 10 03:43 PM
TheMercenary Tuesday Feb 10 11:18 PM
I wonder if we have sent any of our smoke jumpers or fire fighters to help? My wifes hair dresser is a Smoke Jumper.
Aliantha Tuesday Feb 10 11:27 PM
I know NZ have sent a couple of crews and some much needed equipment including a water chopper.