Tuesday, July 8, 2008

URGENT: South Coasters NEED OUR HELP NOW, TODAY!


While many of you are happily planning your re-entry back to your homes today in the Northern area of Big Sur...our SOUTH COASTERS are suffering.

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO CAN GET SUPPLIES TO BUCK CREEK AREA. HAVE THEM CALL ME. 831-238-6111 Susan Bradley RN (I also accept text messages.)

GREAT NEWS!!! we have needs handled for the Buck Creek Folks. Thank you to all who have contributed. We're a team, a giant web of support and we can't do it by ourselves.
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WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN GET THE GAS DOWN TO BUCKS CREEK. We have gas cans donated that are in Big Sur, NOW. THANKYOU DONATOR!!!
posted at 11:27am.
---FOLLOWING UP: This need has been filled. HOORAY! All requests for support and who is helping will be kept confidential. The word is that even officials now understand the need and are willing to help and not hinder homeowners who choose to stay and defend their properties. Let's keep it that way. If anyone here's of any reports contrary to this. Please communicate that to us RIGHT AWAY.
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Thankyou to Z for his alerting us so that this post could be on our website.

I just spoke (7 am) with someone at Buck Creek..he's exhausted and very close to running out of gasoline to run his generator to have phones etc. These people south of JPB need help! Let's focus on that this morning...the fire is RIGHT THERE down there... THIS NEED HAS BEEN FILLED!!!
Post on Surfire this am:
Notice
For Anyone : Esalen -- Still Challenged by Fires

As of 10:30 p.m. Monday, the fire in Hot Springs Canyon above Esalen is putting on a show. Over the next 2-3 days as the winds vacillate, the folks who stayed at Esalen to fight the fire may face some real challenges. Esalen is not entirely out of the woods yet. Please keep them in your hearts and minds, even as the mandatory evacuation is lifted for points north.

And don't let the firefighters forget them either!

UPDATE: Email from a friend at Esalen at 12:15am Tuesday...
"The slow burn in Hot Springs Canyon heated up just as the Esalen team was finishing coating the water tanks with fire retardant gel. The Canyon House had been gel'ed earlier. We then watched the fire burn through that area where the water system is located. This is the 23rd anniversary, maybe even to the very day, that the Rat Creek fire burned this same part of the Canyon. It's dark now so that it can't be determined yet what the damage is. The fire burned more intensely than anything I've seen so far, with redwoods going up in torches shooting flames and sparks hundreds of feet into the air. It's easy to see how all the dangerous outlying smaller fires get ignited by this shower of embers. The south wall of the canyon is continuing to burn towards the highway. There are smaller fires in the floor of the canyon. During the day they are marked by plumes of smoke, and in the night their flames can be seen. An Office of Emergency Services Strike Team from Santa Maria is on site. It's not a question of trying to 'fight' the fire. The strategy is to let it burn as there isn't really a practical alternative in this rugged country. In the dark no less. The important thing is to prevent its crossing the highway. It looks like the main event is ...taking place right now. Looks like it could be a long night."

Posted by Z to Big Sur - The Scoop - Big Sur Now -Real Info for Residents & Supporters at July 8, 2008 7:15 AM

3 comments:

Z said...

Thanks Susan for your complete and quick reaction to my post. I think we agree that the person(s) involved in the Buck Creek area will be ok now. THANKS!!

Susan Bradley -Big Sur Harpist said...

YES! The South Coasters received their fuel on Tuesday. Thanks to all who helped and offered to help in the future if needed. The road is now open to them as of Wed. or at least for all who have passes and or proper id's.

BigSur_Susan said...

YES! The South Coasters received their fuel on Tuesday. Thanks to all who helped and offered to help in the future if needed. The road is now open to them as of Wed. or at least for all who have passes and or proper id's.