Fires Rage Wild In Southwestern United States
Fire tornadoes are springing up in California due to the drought and severe winds combining into a near “end of days” spectacle. More than 1200 firefighters have been called out to fight the flames, and the firefighters are calling for nearby residents to gather their crucial belongings and supplies in preparation for evacuation if they cannot contain the fire tornadoes. Some places have already been evacuated, the largest being southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico where over two dozen homes have been destroyed.
Governor Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency in order to better combat the blazes and resource shortage. As of two days ago the firefighters are saying they are containing the fires efficiently, and hope that the lack of emergence of “sundowner” winds were a signal that the end is in sight. However, new fire concerns were raised recently when record heat caused brush fires to break out near downtown Los Angeles. This fire burned through 8 acres, which is small compared to California’s recent wildfires but due to the location of the fires being so close to people this situation was extremely dangerous.
As winds picked up later that day another new fire began to burn and caused the evacuation of 600 people in the California desert near the Mexico border. The fire was in triple digits and burned 1.5 miles. That fire paled in comparison to the 19 square mile fire in Arizona.
The southwestern United States has experienced a terrible amount of wildfires and severe weather due to their drought and ever increasing climates.
Safe Rooms Can Help During Droughts
A large percentage of the United States is under a drought these days, and with increasing temperatures it doesn’t appear to be ending before it gets worse. There are also a large influx of people leaving California and other parts of the southwestern United States in order to escape the heat and severe weather that it is bringing.
Of course not everyone can up and leave their homes when their are kids in school, and for a plethora of other reasons, so alternatives need to be explored. Safe Rooms can help protect you if a tornado is billowing through, and you can also store your belongings inside the safe room.
We offer a lot of dimension options and three different types of buildings, the safe room, panelized kit safe room, and underground bunker. Check out our website for information on these safe rooms and call in if you have specific questions about what your safe room can do.