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Why is There an Increase California Wildfires?

Posted by on 8/8/2018 to News
In the western United States, wildfires are burning hotter and more intensely than ever because of climate change, and the situation is made worse by the explosion of development in fire-prone areas and past firefighting decisions. Seven of the most destructive wildfires in California history have occurred just in the past 10 months. 

Fires have forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes. Scientists say they're even creating their own weather systems, making winds more erratic and the conditions too dangerous for firefighters to even try to protect homes. These are called megafires and they are becoming more and more common. The fires are fueled by ongoing drought, extremely low humidity and temperatures running well above 100 for long stretches.

In the past couple of decades, there has been an explosion of development in high-fire-risk areas. There's a term for this in the firefighting world: the WUI, pronounced "wooey," short for wildland urban interface. In states such as California, Arizona and Washington, cabins, vacation homes and increasingly whole towns and even cities are spreading into forests and wildlands. There are no signs of this trend of building in the WUI slowing down, even as climate change is predicted to bring longer and hotter fire seasons.

The number of homes burned from each bad fire to the next has gone up, sometimes in alarming fashion. Last year, seven wildfires in Northern California's wine country destroyed more than 8,800 homes, a record in California. Several of these blazes started as wildland fires and burned into established urban areas because of the dangerous conditions before anyone could even try to contain them.

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Posted by on 6/4/2014 to News
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Posted by on 9/1/2006 to News
For the third straight year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will sponsor National Preparedness Month, along with a coalition of more than 200 national, regional, state and local organizations. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. This year's goals are to increase public awareness about the importance of family emergency preparedness and to urge individuals to make themselves and their loved ones better prepared.

"Every American has a personal responsibility to ensure that their family is prepared for the unexpected," said Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman. "Through this effort, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Preparedness Month Coalition will encourage all Americans to be ready before emergencies happen."

Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) have agreed to serve as Honorary Congressional Co-Chairs of National Preparedness Month 2006 and lead the effort on Capitol Hill.

National Preparedness Month provides Americans with information about preparing themselves, their families and their communities for emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist threats. Activities across the nation encourage individuals to get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan and be informed about the different threats that may affect them. is ready to help you prepare. Terrorist can emerge anywhere at anytime. We carry a large number of survival kits and emergency supplies for you to choose from. We are here to help you with any questions that you might have.  Everyone should have at least 72-hours of survival food, water, sanitary supplies, communications items, lighting, heating and first aid kits. Pre-made survival kits, disaster kits and emergency kits make preparing for a disaster easier and convenient.

National preparedness month is a good reminder for us all to GET READY TO BE PREPARED.? provides a safe secure site for you to shop. We are dedicated to helping you prepare for man-made or natural disasters and provide you with reliable emergency supplies. We also carry Bird Flu prevention products, convenient Water Storage Kits and Quakehold products.

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