Image: Sunset over San Francisco Bay.
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are in the midst of another fire and weather emergency. Another fire burns up in Sonoma County, to the north. A dry, hurricane speed wind is lashing us all over the region. Because of that, the utility company has turned off the power to many homes, including mine.
Frankly, I do not begrudge the power outage. It is inconvenient but if it can lower the likelihood of a firestorm in my neighborhood, I am grateful.
Don’t worry about me. My family and I are ok. There are thousands of people displaced by the fire, and a number who have lost their homes. There are firefighters putting their bodies on the line, fighting the Kincade fire. They are the ones who need our support and our prayers.
I’m posting using my smartphone, and I need to conserve power. I will post as I have the power to do so.
4 thoughts on “Fire Season”
Be well, Rabbi Adar. Our hearts are with you.
Thanks for letting us know. Take good care.
I am frustrated by the power outages. Yes, they are a reasonable response to the fact that our power lines are currently dangerous if the wind is blowing, but the danger could and should have been avoided if PG&E had done proper maintenance instead of handing out huge bonuses to executives who kept dividends and share prices propped up precisely by not maintaining their equipment. I resent their trying to get credit for keeping us safe when it’s they who put us in danger to begin with.
I am happy that the governor isn’t letting them off the hook, that’s for sure. Any scrap of goodwill for the company has evaporated.