Manitoba has been in the news because of flooding. Now Alberta is being hit with fires that are spreading because of high winds. It sounds like much of Slave Lake is gone. So far no people have been injured.
The town is being evacuated. Many people are leaving with only the clothes on their backs. Pray that all get out without injury. "Things" can be replaced, lives can not.
We have had unusual winds all week, very strong gusts of up to 80 MPH have been recorded. My husband started a fire to burn some old wood today, and I stopped him because it would only take one spark to take out the whole neighbourhood.
The networks are starting to pick up on this disaster. If these winds keep up, no community is safe. Water bombers can't even fly in these high wind conditions. This reminds me of the Kelowna fires that just about took my sisters home. Driving through the areas where the fire hit the hardest was eye opening. Funny how everything would be burnt, and then one home would be totally untouched.
My prayers go out to the people of Slave Lake. Get out and stay safe. SDA has more.