Fort McMurray under seige...


Nick Danger
#1
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...-fort-mcmurray

Fort McMurray neighbourhood given evacuation order as wildfire nears.
 
Cliffy
+1 / -2
#2
Karma's a bitch.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#3
That sucks.

Hopefully everyone there is okay.
 
tay
+1
#4
I remember when the locals used to say they were under siege when the Newfies started showing up....
 
Ludlow
#5
Was this fort named after the great American actor Fred McMurray?
 
captain morgan
+4
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Karma's a bitch.

Fire season is almost upon you and much of BC's interior.

You might wanna get in touch with your local karmic representative and ask what all you ecotards did to bring this onto yourselves.
 
Ludlow
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Fire season is almost upon you and much of BC's interior.

You might wanna get in touch with your local karmic representative and ask what all you ecotards did to bring this onto yourselves.

No you are tard.
 
captain morgan
+3
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

No you are tard.

Inserting a little punctuation here and there will really transform your incoherent, Neanderthal-esque posts into something with a lot more punch.

Give 'er a little thought and get back to me later, m'kay
 
Kreskin
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Was this fort named after the great American actor Fred McMurray?

Yes, it's a huge flubbergas region.
 
MHz
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Was this fort named after the great American actor Fred McMurray?

You've never been to the Peter Pond Bar have you?? Considering this is 'muck murray' why don't they spray down the buildings before they leave and that way embers won't star any fires and wash it off if the building is still there after the fire has passed.
 
lone wolf
+2
#11
I wonder if hundred-thousand-dollar-houses-with-million-dollar-mortgages are fully covered by insurance. All the best, people. You're hurting lots now....
 
captain morgan
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

I wonder if hundred-thousand-dollar-houses-with-million-dollar-mortgages are fully covered by insurance. All the best, people. You're hurting lots now....


Depends on the policy.

A lot of folks that live in SE BC had their homes leveled by forest fires... Those folks weren't covered because of the fire risk and there was no infrastructure in place (hydrants, etc) to mitigate the risk.

I'll wager that the homes on Ft Mac will be covered and the value dependent on the details of the policy

PS - It's the value of the land and location that really is the value more so than the bricks and mortar
 
MHz
#13
Same way Calgary houses were 'protected' due to heavy rains. Since the rain did not come through the roof but came 'overland due to a flooding waterway' all insurance claims were denied. The fire would probably have to start inside the dwelling rather than starting on the outside.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Karma's a bitch.

Karma has really hated BC the last couple of years. Let's see how it dispatches this year.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Karma's a bitch.

I've always liked you, Cliffy, but man, sometimes you say the silliest stuff.
 
captain morgan
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Same way Calgary houses were 'protected' due to heavy rains. Since the rain did not come through the roof but came 'overland due to a flooding waterway' all insurance claims were denied. The fire would probably have to start inside the dwelling rather than starting on the outside.

All depends on the document but if you live in a community that has fire stations, hydrants, etc, I'll wager that you are covered

As for the flooding, as long as the water didn't come through a door or window (relating to how high the flood waters were), the insurance will cover.

There are many homes (probably the majority) that had flooding due to the weeping tiles not being able to deal with the exceptionally high water table and/or the water/sewer facilities refluxing back into the house.

All of these are valid insurance claims (presuming you have flood/water damage coverage).
 
taxslave
+3
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Karma's a bitch.

Don't worry cliffy. I'm sure the government will rush right out to save your tin teepee.
 
Ludlow
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Inserting a little punctuation here and there will really transform your incoherent, Neanderthal-esque posts into something with a lot more punch.

Give 'er a little thought and get back to me later, m'kay

Yes proper grammar be important in here.......dummuh
 
Cliffy
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I've always liked you, Cliffy, but man, sometimes you say the silliest stuff.

To me the Earth is a living entity and the tar sands are like a giant man made cyst that is being carved out with an excavator. Short sighted stupidity perpetrated by mindless drone slaves. It is a monument to mindless consumerism and rape & pillage capitalism, the silliest endeavors of humanity. When humanity is choking in its own effluent and greed, I can only say it is Karma at work. Unfortunately, many innocent people and other species will suffer along with the perps.
 
damngrumpy
+7
#20  Top Rated Post
If you have ever fought forest fires or have had one in your back yard like we did here
at the farm a few years ago you wouldn't wish anyone ill regardless of opinions about
what a town or neighbourhood represents it is scary as hell
 
captain morgan
+4
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

To me the Earth is a living entity and the tar sands are like a giant man made cyst

You do realize that the oilsands are product delivered from the loving arms of Gaia herself, right?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

I can only say it is Karma at work. Unfortunately, many innocent people and other species will suffer along with the perps.

Curious... What is the karmic retribution that damngrumpy is responsible for... Growing fruit for you to eat?.. Is that the heinous crime for which he should be burned alive?

Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Yes proper grammar be important in here.......dummuh


Took you over 4 hours to come up with that scathing retort, eh?

I'm guessing that you're getting paid by the hour
 
Ludlow
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

You do realize that the oilsands are product delivered from the loving arms of Gaia herself, right?



Curious... What is the karmic retribution that damngrumpy is responsible for... Growing fruit for you to eat?.. Is that the heinous crime for which he should be burned alive?




Took you over 4 hours to come up with that scathing retort, eh?

I'm guessing that you're getting paid by the hour

I don't hang in here all day like you dummy. Ill get back with you at my convenience......dummuh
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+3
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

To me the Earth is a living entity and the tar sands are like a giant man made cyst that is being carved out with an excavator. Short sighted stupidity perpetrated by mindless drone slaves. It is a monument to mindless consumerism and rape & pillage capitalism, the silliest endeavors of humanity. When humanity is choking in its own effluent and greed, I can only say it is Karma at work. Unfortunately, many innocent people and other species will suffer along with the perps.

Some of that petroleum in your computer and quite possibly other household items you own came from the tar sands. Maybe you should light your home on fire to exercise the hypocrisy.

Do you own a vehicle? Just wondering.
 
Kreskin
+1
#24
I bought a 6 cylinder vehicle this year, just to do my part as a good Canadian Westerner.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+6
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

I bought a 6 cylinder vehicle this year, just to do my part as a good Canadian Westerner.

I have a four cylinder car and an eight cylinder truck. If I could figure out how to run them on the lies of environmentalists I'd never have to buy gas again.
 
petros
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I have a four cylinder car and an eight cylinder truck. If I could figure out how to run them on the lies of environmentalists I'd never have to buy gas again.

Earl's is recycling farts from their sh-t beer and overpriced rib tips.
 
Nick Danger
#27
Mandatory evacuation now in effect for some downtown Fort McMurray areas. Neigbourhoods west of the highway are also being evacuated. Some wild video available, Global TV Edmonton carrying some incredible footage. Highways plugged as residents flee.

http://globalnews.ca/edmonton
Global TV live feed.

The highway south out of town is now closed as the fire is burning on both sides. Evacuees are being asked to head north as workcamps open their doors to those fleeing
Last edited by Nick Danger; May 3rd, 2016 at 05:48 PM..
 
Mowich
+2
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

Mandatory evacuation now in effect for some downtown Fort McMurray areas. Neigbourhoods west of the highway are also being evacuated. Some wild video available, Global TV Edmonton carrying some incredible footage. Highways plugged as residents flee.

Edmonton News | Weather & Traffic - Latest Sports | Breaking News
Global TV live feed.

The highway south out of town is now closed as the fire is burning on both sides. Evacuees are being asked to head north as workcamps open their doors to those fleeing

Unfrickin' real vid of the fire encroaching on the highway while people try to make their way out of town. I pray for all the folks whose lives are affected by this disastrous fire and for the weather to improve in the form of torrential rain.

For a province all ready reeling from a crashing economy an early fire season is the very last thing they need.
 
Mowich
#29
"By 6:30 p.m., the entire city was under a mandatory evacuation order, making it the largest wildfire evacuation in the province's history, far surpassing the Slave Lake fire that made international headlines five years ago.

Most residents were being urged to go to Noralta Lodge, 20 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, but with the Noralta filling up, newcomers were being sent on the Grey Wolf Lodge.

Gregoire residents are being asked to go to the Anzac Recreation Centre, south of Fort McMurray.

The province has closed Highway 63 and Highway 881 to Fort McMurray to all non-essential travel.

"All Albertans are watching this," said Premier Rachel Notley. "All Albertans are with the people of Fort McMurray."

Notley said she hopes to get up to Fort McMurray on Wednesday."


Fort McMurray evacuated as wildfire destroys homes, threatens downtown - Edmonton - CBC News

Notley better start praying that there is a Ft McMurray left when she gets up there. 60,000 people on the move away from the Ft.
 
Curious Cdn
+4
#30
I'm truly sorry to hear what people are going through in Ft McMurry. It has been a crappy year for you all around and I hope that it turns around positively for all of you, fast.

Good luck, best wishes, stay safe and alive and God bless.
 

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